Submitted by Lavalamp 862d ago | opinion piece

So… No Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Huh

Kotaku: "There was speculation that Final Fantasy Versus XIII would appear at Sony's PS4 reveal. Shinji Hashimoto, Versus' producer, arrived on stage. Surely, this was the moment. But it wasn't. It wasn't at all." (Final Fantasy XV, PS3, PS4)

Pozzle  +   862d ago
Is anyone genuinely surprised? :(
zeal0us  +   862d ago
I sure am said no one.

Maybe SE should have a one FF game per generation quota for consoles(new games only ,doesn't include old titles or remakes/HD versions).
Mounce  +   862d ago
I definitely enjoyed Shinji coming onto the stage and going "Evening! I hope you look forward to E3 for Final Fantasy! - - - BYE NOW!" *walks away*

I sorta was, built up in anticipation as if he were going to reveal something big.

Instead, he basically just used Sony's stage to advertise for Square Enix and for people to look forward to them at E3 and really give Sony nothing at their own showing on Feb 20th.

Is at least what it felt like to me, a severe disappointment.
mandf  +   862d ago
Look another negative article from kotaku. No surprise there.
ritsuka666  +   862d ago
You make yourself look like a fanboy yourself when you care what Kotaku critics think of this vaporware game.if you don't agree, why bother then... Anyway, I don't care what SE has to say about Final Fantasy until they announce a release date for a Final Fantasy game that I want to play.
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mandf  +   862d ago
considering this is the 10th article since last with a negative spin from kotaku I think I have a right to point out useless crap journalism
baraka007  +   862d ago
they have put out nothing but crap about the ps4 Seriously 10+ articles in less than 30 minutes is a bit much don't you think?
BillySpandex  +   862d ago
I have to agree, it seems that worthless site is up to its old tricks again.

It's one thing to attempt to be critical or at least give a critical assessment of a new console, but then you have to be consistent. Kotaku fails in that regard. It's never been consistent in its praise or criticism, with some console-makers getting persistent praise whereas with others there's constant criticism. I was hoping that they'd change their tune with a new generation of games, but alas... Kotaku remains tripe.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   862d ago
? why would Versus be there exactly? Versus is a PlayStation 3 game not... I'm not even understanding what they're talking about.

this goes along with the same business questioning why the last Guardian wasn't there either.

"durrrrr why wasn't God of War Ascension there derp...." a lot of these journalist are so slo... don't they understand the architecture is new and why will they release a current gen game on a next gen system? silver having difficulty making the game yet they would port the game to a system with a whole new architecture? we just waited 6 years for a single game ...yet you're giving them a reason to wait even longer? lol no.

it will release on PlayStation 3....sit down.
rymanb  +   862d ago
I think the idea is that we've had no real mention or indeed footage of Versus XIII for at least a year now, and that this is likely because it's been transferred to the PS4.
Who knows, maybe they'll bring another member of Square Enix to E3 just to say "yes, we are developing a new game..." which is pretty much what they did last night.
MrWonderful  +   862d ago
Im so sick of hearing about this game. To me it seems obvious that around the time this game went off the radar was around the time sony was working on the ps4. So in a logical sense the game is set to go back to the roots and have a world map and airships etc which meant that Tetsuya Nomura couldnt have really imagined his vision on the ps3 and it was moved to the ps4. So my guess would be that the game will launch next year if not as a launch title.

"During May 2012, Nomura revealed he was still working as the director of Final Fantasy Versus XIII as well as a new Kingdom Hearts game that has yet to be announced by Square Enix. Though first announced in May 2006, Versus XIII did not enter into full production until September 2011." this would kinda back up my theroy.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   862d ago
with the money already spent on the lengthy development why would square move to a system with 0 install base?

if anything their trying to get a return
MrWonderful  +   862d ago
Because the console has less restrictions then the ps3 and its a Final Fantasy game on playstation hardware. Its going to sell regardless because alot of the people that play them grew up when the games became cult hit on playstation and they will always tie the name Final Fantasy to that brand even though thats not where it started.
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jokia005  +   862d ago
At least SE showing Final Fantasy title at E3 for PS4.
Lets be positive
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iMaim  +   862d ago
Optimistic people don't exist on n4g.
Root  +   862d ago
because we've been burned to many times

Hard to be possitive when the gaming industry these days is filled with nothing but lies and false hope
tiffac008  +   862d ago
There is optimism but then again Wada is running SE. So.... yeah.... there is hopelessness too. :/
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Crystallis  +   862d ago
The game is gonna be shown at a Japanese event or TGS first.
Chaoslegion8  +   862d ago
Yes kotaku is a website that inhabits no integrity and wouldn't know actual facts if it turned around and bit them in the ass. But u gotta admit square enix hasn't exactly been a honest and reliable
Company as of late. So for someone even as incompetent as kotaku, yea it's easy for them to take shots at square. One way to get around that negative (fake) journalism, stay off their site.
Bordel_1900  +   862d ago
Square Enix was shit. They just wasted everyone's time at the show.
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Eamon  +   862d ago
Serah Returns: Final Fantasy XIII-4 for PS4.

.. is what I bet we'll be hearing at E3. Kill me now.
Chaoslegion8  +   862d ago
God I hope not! Let ff13 die already! We've had enough after the first one but square didn't seem to care about us only our money. I heard some guy from them was essentially
Begging for forgiveness. Lol.
silkrevolver  +   862d ago
I bet you it's the E3 final fantasy, just renamed FFXV.
tigertron  +   862d ago
Square-Enix can make up for this by releasing this on the PS4 using the same engine from Agni's Philosophy and make it play well.
Darrius Cole  +   862d ago
This was a PS4 event so Versus talk would have been out of place there unless it was going to be released on the PS4.
jagstar44  +   862d ago
there's obviously something going wrong with the game behind scenes, my confidence that this game will be good has all but gone, and it was one of my most anticipated games for like 5 years
izumo_lee  +   862d ago
If Squarenix actually finish development of the game instead of taking members off the dev team to finish games like FF 13 & fixing FF 14 than none of this 'side-stepping' from them would be going on.

I feel even Nomura is frustrated about what is going on though he would not admit it publicly. The tweets & quotes he has on this game feel like he is putting his heart & soul into it & that it is important to him. However the powers that be at Squarenix clearly do not think it is as important.

My only hope is that since it was Shinji Hashimoto the producer of Final Fantasy vs.13 making the announcement & not someone like Toriyama & Wada that the game has indeed become next gen using the Luminous Engine. Even though FFvs13 is not a new Final Fantasy game announcement to Squarenix the shift to next gen is considered a 'new' Final Fantasy game.
-Gespenst-  +   862d ago
Hahaha Square-Enix' part was so funny. So impromptu. They just showed footage we'd all already seen, then Shinji Hashimoto just rushed on and said "other hashimoto was not my brother hu hu hu arso new Finaru Fantaji in deveropment for Ps4 thank you bye"

I'm sure this will be a good year for SE announcements nevertheless and I'm looking forward to seeing where they take Final Fantasy next.
elda  +   861d ago
I hope FFvsXIII debuts on the PS4 exclusively,imagine what that game would look like running on such a powerful machine especially when Square are the masters at JRPG graphics,my eyes would be full of joy,just wishful thinking.

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