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Submitted by Theyellowflash30 483d ago | opinion piece

Could Final Fantasy Versus XIII be in development for the PS4? What Would your Reaction be?

By Furious Francis, editor in chief

Final Fantasy Versus XIII…. I almost want to have a moment of silence anytime I mention the game because it’s been so long since the game was announced. This was by far was my most anticipated game of the current generation right next to Super Smash Bros Brawl and Mass Effect 2. The game now seems like Vaporware…. or is it being developed for the PS4? We're going to take a look at the development cycle of Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and the possibilities of it being on the PS4. We want to know how you would react if the game was announced as a PS4 title. Please put your comments below. (Final Fantasy XV, Next-Gen, PS3)

kalkano  +   483d ago
With the amount of hype surrounding this game, Sony would be wise to convince SE to make it PS4 exclusive. That would get their new system off to a booming start.
Godchild1020  +   483d ago
That, The Last Guardian and Agent would set the system on fire. I would also like to see it come to the PS3, at a later date(It would piss people off). I know it would be a little backwards, but it will let those get a taste of what is on the PS4 and also, increase overall revenue for both the Publisher and Sony.

EDIT: If anything it will be the other way around and we will see it on PS3 first and then the PS4.
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crxss  +   483d ago
no way this game is on ps4. just check out the graphics. it would also not be in their best interests to not make it on ps3.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
StanLee  +   483d ago
Didn't know people were still hyped for this game. I gave up after not seeing anything the past 2 years. Agent and The Last Guardian I've also lost interest in. Haven't seen or heard anything about Agent since it was announced and the news surrounding The Last Guardian has been more negative than positive.
ABizzel1  +   483d ago
At this point I don't care.
silkrevolver  +   482d ago
Agent, straight up, no longer exists.
FACTUAL evidence  +   483d ago
At this rate, they just need to take the tools and resources from this game and just make FFXV before the end of this console gen, or beginning of the next gen. I've lost any potential hype I had left for this game. Also, if this title is to be a tie in of XIII I'm seriously put off.
Irishguy95  +   483d ago
They are making FFXV already, the guys who made FF12 are making it.(And have been for years, maybe since 08)

This gen
Either

Versus or XIII-3 to come out first(I bet 13-3 summer 2013, and versus winter 2013), likely XIII-3
Then FFXV.

Edit---what Digital Raptor said down below, there is no indication that the game is in any trouble, it's just taking long, along with SE's focus on FFXIII and trying to recouperate it, Versus has only been given positive news and development updates(whenever they have been). We got a gameplay trailer almost 2 years ago, that trailer was OLD footage
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LordMe  +   483d ago
My reaction? At least we'd know it was still in development!

Shifting development between systems does not change as much now as it used to, the Luminous is designed for next gen. So porting over vsXIII's assets should not be all that hard, it will give them more room to work with the game as well.

I am fine either way.
Kur0  +   483d ago
If development moves to PS4 then I can guarantee they will make it multi-platform to recoup costs.
j-blaze  +   483d ago
it would be great, but devs want to take advantage of millions of ps3 sold till now to sell their games, if SE want profit they SHOULD release the game this gen
andibandit  +   483d ago
No worries, PS3 users will receive one of these spinoffs:
FF Versus XIII Card Game
or
FF Versus XIII Karting.
Theyellowflash30  +   483d ago
Yeah, I would love for this to be a PS4 game too. It would be one hell of a title to kick off next generation!
wishingW3L  +   483d ago
the game has taken 10 years on PS3 and to move it to PS4 with superior graphics and the usual learning curve of new hardware then expect to play the game with your grandchildren....
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PS4isKing_82  +   483d ago
10 years? It was just announced in 2006. That a lttle over 6 years, not 10!
DigitalRaptor  +   483d ago | Intelligent
1) There's absolutely no point in scrapping half a generation's worth of PS3-specific development to port it over to completely different hardware architecture and codebase. It makes no sense to even suggest it. You've developed 60-70% of a game for years with a degree of optimization for a console, and you have to re-establish your work on a different console? It's not feasible and would be a developer's nightmare especially with the broken dev cycle the game's already received.

2) The game is well on its way to completion. We've heard updates a while ago from Nomura that dungeons and side areas of towns being explorable, and recently from Wada that the open world is fleshed out and impressive. I suspect we will hear news about it sometime early next year and will be one of the PS3's last big games.

3) Unless they've vastly upgraded the visuals since last time we saw, it won't look as good as next generation's launch games so it will lose its appeal there when compared to the rest. Square Enix would probably not want to risk that lack of fresh appeal from new generation console owners who have expectations of their own.

3) Xbox 720 or PS4's install base will be small if they want to release it on those systems within the first couple of years. Since I believe it will be ready to come out late next year the smart thing to do would be to market the heck out of this thing this gen for PS3's huge install base.

@ up2013

thanks, been saying this kinda stuff for years. I have a lot of faith in this game and the team behind it who are trying to make a classic, and not simply whoring out the 'Lightning' series.
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Ezz2013  +   483d ago
very very well said DigitalRaptor
+1
maniacmayhem  +   482d ago
1) They did the same with FF-13, they scrapped half of the work being done for the ps2 in order to move it to the PS3. So it is feasible for a company who has done so in the past to do it again. Especially considering the amount of money this project has bled. This thing was announced when the PS3 first came out.

I personally think it will be multi-console. No reason for this not to be. We saw the shift of using the CG only cuts in XIII to ingame cut scenes for XIII-2 and other little tricks to better optimize performance for multi-consoles release.
DigitalRaptor  +   482d ago
They also went back and re-did FFXIV because it was universally panned and they wanted to improve it, but that's another unique case. With the PS2 situation, perhaps that was the case but doing the same thing again because they messed up their priorities is dumb. It could be true, but I very much doubt it based on the updates we receive from Nomura telling us that it's still only for PS3. And let's face it, Versus is not too ambitious to be on PS3, which is why XIII was moved to PS3.

XIII came out in 2009 being roughly 4 years after PS3/360 releases, which meant that there was a substantial audience for it to be successful. We've known about Versus for almost 7 years now - people are not patient enough to care after another 2. For it to come out on PS4 (and if it is already being ported to PS4 then it will come out 1-2 years into the new cycle) it simply won't make much of a mark, and gamers won't accept a last gen game with inferior graphics sway them over new games on a new console, like I said.

At this stage, it would be too late to recoup such a huge investment by moving over to PS4. After all, console development is a LOT much more expensive these days.

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You say there is no reason for it not to be multiplatform, but I suspect that's wishful thinking rather than realistic judgement, considering everything we know about the game's scale, ambition, technology and everything else.

The shift to in-engine cutscenes was to reduce disc space for 360 version of XIII-2. Nomura told us that the reason they did that for Versus XIII was that they had met their target renders for the game. Along with the fact that this game is using Luminous engine tech for lighting, that is not so hard to believe. Plus, there will be beautiful pre-rendered FMV in the game, but most will be in-engine. Nomura: "As far as the ratio goes, about 70% of the cutscenes occur in real time while about 30% are pre-rendered scenes managed by Visual Works." http://sqex.info/2012/01/fa...
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maniacmayhem  +   482d ago
"You say there is no reason for it not to be multiplatform, but I suspect that's wishful thinking rather than realistic judgement, considering everything we know about the game's scale, ambition, technology and everything else."

For you to think this is staying exclusive is wishful thinking on your part. There is nothing ambitious, beyond scale or technically futuristic that the 360 couldn't do or handle. I'm not saying that Vs. will be a PS4 title and I apologize if that is the way you read it what I meant was that Vs. will be a multiplatform game.

Your last paragraph can confirm that they did this not only to save space for 360 versions but also it cuts down production time and cost. Which is more evidence that this game will be multiplatform just to recoup costs on this 7 year project.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   483d ago
If it were an exclusive, that would confirm me getting PS4. Otherwise. I wouldn't care too much.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   483d ago
It would be ridiculous. PS3 is supposedly to be supported until 2015. Not only that VersusXIII is in the middle of development right now for PS3. Wouldnt the game take longer to come out if they suddenly started developing for another console?
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   483d ago
Depends really. Let's say during the next big game con, the next xbox and ps4 are announced with release dates. Those release dates will be at the very least 8 months away from their announcements. That being said, how long have the dev kits for said console been out? Probably around 1-2 years. In other words. They could've have switched over due to any number of reasons that far back and be close to finishing it even at this point in time as a launch title.

After all, it's not like they have to scrap their work per se. Things like the story, game mechanics, mo-cap, voice recording(in each necessary language), etc. were already determined/completed long ago which takes up a major bulk of the dev time.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   483d ago
Absolutely not.
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Gimmemorebubblez  +   483d ago
Considering Sony owns 16% of Square-Enix it could be possible.
@DigitalRaptor of course there is reason to scrap half a generations work, the Ps3 has been a success now its time for the Ps4, with a huge AAA title like VersusXIII the Ps4 will be off to a flying start. I completely agree with all the other opinions you voiced.
Xklaw  +   483d ago
I hope it still comes on the ps3, because i feel that current gen still has a lot of potencial. I´m not that thrilled with the prospect of next gen consoles, because better graphics doesn´t mean better gameplay, instead it suffers from it. This current gen has been a little disapointing compared to the previous one ( Not enough good games ). Next year, with titles such as the last of us, watch dogs and MG ground zeroes, maybe this gen could come close to what previous one had to offer. And of course, the PS4 won´t be cheap, none of sonys console was cheap at launch title. If this game comes out for the ps4, they will just have to wait for my money.
josephayal  +   483d ago
The funny thing is, Versus was planned for a PS2 release as well
hadouken007  +   483d ago
Yeah that what I been thinking it's made for PS4, and that will make PS4 more appealing, being a new system and all.
Nodoze  +   483d ago
HAHA. Face it folks it is VAPORWARE. SE is dead.
CaitSith  +   483d ago
Just as long as it's an easy transition for them, I would be okay with it.
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silkrevolver  +   482d ago
I've been thinking that, actually.

I think it would be cool, and would further explain its delays, but I'd be fine with getting it on the PS3 if it would be certain to come out...
kostchtchie_  +   482d ago
wish they would just grab a pack of nuts and man up, say it has gone MultiP and that is why the delay and be done with it
Roccetarius  +   482d ago
Maybe the game just needs another 7 years in development? ;)
kostchtchie_  +   482d ago
ha ha probably

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