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Nomura: The situation on Final Fantasy Versus XIII within the company is very delicate

You’ll have to wait a little bit longer for information on Final Fantasy Versus XIII, according to Tetsuya Nomura.

Joining in on the inaugural episode of Square Enix Merchandise Radio, the game director and character designer was on-hand as a special guest. Naturally, the other staff present couldn’t help but ask about when the next details will be revealed for his elusive project.

“It’s a delicate situation within the company,” explains Nomura. “The date for our next reveal is set and we are working toward preparing information for that.” (Final Fantasy XV, PS3, Square Enix)

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Snookies12  +   955d ago
The date for the next reveal has been set...

Thinking E3 anyone? Either that or the TGS.
dedicatedtogamers  +   955d ago
“It’s a delicate situation within the company.”

In other words

"We're prepping for the s***storm when we announce this as a multiplatform game between the PS3, 360, and...the WiiU."
shoddy  +   955d ago
I don't care what systems it's on.
Just give me some good jrpg please .
Your ff13 sucks.

Give me better summons.
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colonel179  +   955d ago
I was thinking that too, but delicate situation might have to do with Wada not wanting to let go of Lighting and Final Fantasy XIII, so Nomura had to wait his turn. About multiplatform, my guess is that if the development has moved to next generation consoles, I don't see why it won't end up on the next Xbox too. It would be a really big surprise if its announced for the PS4 and stays exclusive.
aiBreeze  +   955d ago
Nah, more like because they are trying once again to balance it's appeal between East and West and worried it's going to fall flat on it's face like too many of their other consoles games this gen.
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MikeMyers  +   955d ago
"Perhaps the details as to why information couldn’t be released might be touched upon with the next information announcement."

I think they want to show it off as a PS4 game now and will likely wait for E3 or the TGS. I expect the same thing to happen with The Last Guardian.
mydyingparadiselost  +   955d ago
No, preping for the Shtstorm after it's announced that it will be Wii U exclusive.... the internet would explode
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   955d ago

I understand your point, but I still don't think it moved toward next gen at all. I don't see Square Enix as the company who would scrap all they've done so far on a title to get a better result, that's basically why FF XIII sucked. It wasn't because it went multiplatform, but instead because of how they dealt with it.

They should of had gone back to the drawing board when they decided to go with 360, even is they had to scalle stuff down they could add world map, npcs, cities, etc (as many other 360 games have that), but instead they just ported whatever they already have done to 360 and continued the development from there.

They are lazy!
HammadTheBeast  +   955d ago
I swear, if it's multi platform and they've f***ed everyone for this, then I'll be mad. Real mad.
Root  +   955d ago
I feel like it could be multiplatform next gen

I will be p***** but only because I see it as Wada's plan to hold it off this long ONLY BECAUSE he wanted more money for a multiplatform release, which if it's true and we had to wait longer just for money interests thats why I would be mad. Nomura said it was a PS3 exclusive and wouldn't come to the 360 but Wada probably found a "loophole" and decided to hold it off till next gen.....I mean at least then it holds true to Nomura's word that it wouldn't come to the 360 since it would be a next gen game.

Wada loves money...he's gone now but the things he set up for future events still need to be played out.
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MikeMyers  +   954d ago
Were people upset about the delay to GTA IV because of the PS3?

How many other games were held back in order for developers to get a better hands on with the PS3? This is why it's so nice to see Sony finally come to grips and change the design philosophy for the PS4. Rumor has it Sony is co-developing this title so I expect this game to be a PS4 exclusive. I also expect a much better production rate on the PS4 with less delays and less hassles.
showtimefolks  +   955d ago
talk to us when you can show the game and announce a firm release date

and now rename the game, enough games with name FF13 have been made this gen


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Snookies12  +   955d ago | Funny
I like that this is called FFVersus13. At least I know it's against the 13 series lol!
abzdine  +   955d ago
TGS isn't as relevant today as it was 10 years ago, so unless they wanna revive it and start next-gen the right way i dont think FFVsXIII will make it to TGS.

Like almost everybody here i'm thinking E3 with next-gen gameplay this time and a release date. Square Enix cannot afford to delay the game too much anymore so the idea Sony is helping with the development would be a great deal for SE and RPG fans (the game needs to be good of course)
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trenso1  +   955d ago
i think if its not at E3 it will certainly be at TGS, if not i lose all hope
gintoki777  +   954d ago
That reveal better be big as hell. Its time to blow the lid off this thing.
Majin-vegeta  +   955d ago | Well said
JUST GIVE ME A DAMN RELEASE DATE ALREADY!!!!!!!!!I was 17 when this was announced gonna be 24 in July come da fark on.

‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻
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WildArmed  +   955d ago
Hahaha Couldn't agree more.

At this point, I don't want Live demos. I want the product.
thawind  +   955d ago
I was 15 :( now....... 21
a_bro  +   955d ago
Reminds me of the waiting for "x" meme where the guy waits for something to happen, but he turns into a skeleton before it happens lmaooooooo
sobekflakmonkey  +   955d ago
Same here bro, been waiting on this one for ages.
rezzah  +   955d ago
Damn, i didn't think about that until you mentioned it.

This probably means I won't get KH3 (after VS13) until I'm around 30. Unless development for next generation is quicker.
tigertron  +   955d ago
I was 16 and in my last month at school, now I'm 23!
bigrob904  +   955d ago
square sucks at releasing games. i'm still waiting on kingdom hearts 3, and i have been waiting much longer for that then ffv13. i was 15 when kingdom hearts 2 came out, now i'm 21. i don't think square like's to make money. instead of releasing the games people want they release crap that nobody like, i mean something that has global hate and you make 2 sequels like what the hell.
kevinsheeks  +   955d ago
Right lmao at the rate this is going my kids will have to play the game for me lol

i also was 15 when it was mentioned -.- 22 now . . . we should start up a forum for all the ff kids who waited for vs lol
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kenshiro100  +   955d ago
I agree 100%. They've been beating around the bush for too long already.
iWishTifaWasReal  +   954d ago

I was in grade 6 when this game was announced, now im in College T__T

not only this game is taking too long

its also reminding us how old we are -,-
Godmars290  +   955d ago
Can't help but feel that the game has been a lasting victim of internal company politics. That with Wada leaving, its still not going have much of a chance of being good because Square's head has been up its @$$ for all this time.
SegaSaturn669  +   955d ago
Every time I see godmars290, I know everything is gonna be alright.
Godmars290  +   955d ago
*walks away slowly...*
rezzah  +   955d ago
lol this the creepiest thing I've seen all day, and I just got through 50% of Silent Hill 3.
nirwanda  +   955d ago
They didn't invest in this gen early enough, they kept milking the PS2 for too long before starting reinvesting in a good game engine.

The real beginning of the end was letting go of sakaguchi to form mistwalker.

Mistwalker have been so quiet for ages I wonder what they are making at the start of the 360's life they made RPG's for the Japanese launch, I would love to see another Lost Odyssey.
Godmars290  +   955d ago
They didn't understand this gen's hardware well enough. Didn't know what they wanted to get out of it.

Since FF7 they've likely been sliding towards pretentiousness, accepting that they could do no wrong since many fans including myself were openly saying such, and very much proceeded to do wrong in the worst way. And Sakaguchi wouldn't have stopped it. It started with him and the most wrong thing they did: sinking all their money into a cutting edge movie studio then betting its success on a lukewarm movie with FF slapped on it.

Though if not for that mistake Sakaguchi likely wouldn't have learned to explore his creativity again with Mistwalker. For as long as MS's added cash let him make games, which were then largely squandered on the 360 which, like the PS3, had excessive production costs.

JRPGs just had bad footing this gen. Were unable to leave old ways while new were too expensive.
nirwanda  +   955d ago
Looking at the tech demo's they have made for next gen I think square have learned alot from the last gen and will be back with avengence
kenshiro100  +   955d ago
-pats godmars- ...It's okay. ; n;
porkChop  +   955d ago
OMFG. Every few months you guys come out and say "you'll have to wait a bit longer", or "please be patient". It's almost like we haven't been waiting for 7 YEARS. It's really pathetic at this point that SE can't even show a single screenshot or talk about even a single gameplay feature.

If this isn't the PS4 game that's being shown off at E3 then I give up. Out of all the games they have in development, they have 1 game that looks absolutely awesome. The rest are a pile of shit that few people even care about. You'd think that they would put all their focus on the 1 game that everyone wants. But nope, instead we get Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Strikes Thrice Edition!
NastyLeftHook0  +   955d ago
i second that.
Chard  +   955d ago
I third that
WeAreLegion  +   955d ago
I potato that!
izumo_lee  +   955d ago
There seems to be some sort of gag order on Nomura from the higher ups that deny him to say anything about the game HE is making.

I still believe sometime half way through development the game was moved to the PS4 which makes me think since it was the producer of FF vs.13 Shinji Hashimoto doing that awkward announcement that the FF game he was talking about is indeed E3. With Nomumra saying that they have a date set also say that an E3 announcement for the re-reveal of the game will happen.
Snookies12  +   955d ago
Yes, there is a gag order. That's exactly right. Nomura already said he WANTED to show the game about a year ago. Though SE wouldn't allow him to for whatever reason.
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izumo_lee  +   955d ago
It also doesn't help Nomura since he has to play 2nd fiddle to Toriyama since he (for some reason) is in charge of the Final Fantasy series & his 'game' takes precedence. Like look 3 of his games are gonna be released BEFORE Final Fantasy vs.13, don't know about you but that is messed up.

Nomura WANTS to talk about this game cause if you look at his past games he has shown & talked about it a lot. Both Dissidia's, Kingdom Hearts 3D, 3rd Birthday, Crisis Core, Type-0 all have received quite a bit of info prior to release.

This gag order also makes me think that the game is now a next gen (PS4) game & if that rumor about Sony financing it may also possible Sony has something to do with this silence.

Well like Hashimoto said...'PLEASE, PLEASE be excited for E3'.

We'll hold you to those words!
Nate-Dog  +   955d ago
That's how it's been this generation. The complete mess known as FFXIV has stalled development on every other HD title. Nomura said himself a few times that he wished to talk about the game but couldn't yet. They have a very particular schedule just for releasing information on games, hence why we only hear about one title at a time.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   955d ago
I wonder if the rumor that Sony Japan helping making it is true?That would be a very smart move by sony.
strigoi814  +   955d ago
I wasnt expecting for a release date..i got tired waiting for this done with final fantasy nowadays...they seem to be interested of making lightning sequels
_QQ_  +   955d ago
Releases date please.
Sharius  +   955d ago
i don't care if this is delicate or not, not my problem, all i want is the release date
Skate-AK  +   955d ago
"Perhaps the details as to why information couldn’t be released might be touched upon with the next information announcement.”

Sounds like its a PS4 game.
kratos123  +   955d ago
That's the first thing what I thought about when I read that line
first1NFANTRY  +   955d ago
i have no patience for incompetent devs, and so far this gen SE have a huge lead in that department. how long is this game gonna be in development? it better be the end all be all rpg of the past decade or the backlash will be unbearable for SE.
Chrono  +   955d ago
This means the PS4 FF game that will be revealed at E3 is indeed Versus XIII.
Chaos_Raiden  +   955d ago
Square Enix are sadists for making us interested players dying for more information of Final Fantasy Versus XIII for a very, very long time.

This could have been Square Enix's saving grace if they do not being an ass about the game's information such as release date or gameplay details.
Inception  +   955d ago
I still remember Yoichi Wada statement from last year, when he said our jaw will be drop and we will fly to the moon if we see the latest build from versus. But after all knew SE don't give us shit, not even one new screenshot, except Nomura trolling statements with the same broken line like "i can't give you any details right now", "the date of the next revealing already decided but we don't know when (LOL)", or the famous "fans have to wait a little longer (like 7 years longer, LOL)".

Personally, i don't give a shit anymore to this game. This year alone, there's a lot of promising game with solid release date that i'm willing to give my money on day 1. The Last of Us, Dragon's Crown, Tales of Xillia, Beyond 2 Souls, Killer is Dead, etc etc. So i'll reccomend to people who still waiting for Versus: just...let it go. Find another game that really deserve your waiting and your money. And from the "it's a delicate situation within the company", i think the new CEO will cancel this game.
Mr_Writer85  +   955d ago
*hands Inception a doll*

Now point on the doll to where SE touched you.
Inception  +   955d ago
If you mean SquareSoft, they can touch me everywhere. But you like being touched by that old geezer SE, right Mr Writer85? :P
Marugo  +   955d ago
But first you guys need to play ff13 lightning returns, then wait for another year again. Lol
Inception  +   955d ago
Lol and next year they will announce ff 13: serah returns and ff 14-2 XD
Unlimax  +   955d ago
" SQUARE-ENIX .. Because Fxxk you guys "

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Marugo  +   955d ago
NOOOOO!! i just really want versus13 now :/
colonel179  +   955d ago
Don't get surprised if they re reveal FFversusXIII now starring: Lighting!
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guitar_nerd_23  +   955d ago
I almost wish they'd cancel it because they're really taking the piss with it.

It does not take getting on for a decade to make a good game.
WitWolfy  +   955d ago
They should just hand over the Final Fantasy franchise over to Mistwalker studios... You know the studio where the REAL Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is at now.

Just a suggestion...
Max-Zorin  +   955d ago
I'll probably be 26 by the time Versus come out.
Salooh  +   955d ago
It's obviously E3 . Sony show proves that..
night93  +   955d ago
People don't get to hyped up about e3. Why would they announce Final fantasy versus at e3, that would completely overshadow FF 13 Lightning returns and would make Lightning returns possible salesnumber dropp considerably. SE probably doesn't want that. I'm guessing that if we are lucky Ligning Returns will be release around summer or fall and then probably the earliest announcment for FF 13 versus is at TGS unfornately.

After all those years of waiting for FF 13 versus I'm not so optimistic about it anymore, but if SQ suprise me and we get a release date for FF verus at e3 then I would be ******* happy.
josephayal  +   955d ago
Why did it take longer to release?
I Think the game is first built for the lead platform, then afterward it will be ported to 360.
j-blaze  +   955d ago
just don't limit this masterpiece to one console SE!
maniacmayhem  +   955d ago
I remember seeing a pic of Versus on the PS3 box when at LAUNCH! With a caption saying "COMING SOON"

I remember a while back saying that this game was vapor ware and being attacked relentlessly by folks on here for saying it. I can only imagine when and if this game comes out those same people will finally hit me up and say "I told you so.."

I'll just laugh then.
Tzuno  +   955d ago
Multiplatform or cancellation because is a mess. These two.
uuaschbaer  +   955d ago
O my Lord, talk of Versus? I didn't expect that. :' ) I'm so happy. Marry me Nomura! :D
Omega Zues  +   955d ago
Wait? Whats that? You want us to continue waiting?

Man, where have I heard that before?

zugdar  +   955d ago
FF Versus...the Duke Nukem of RPG's. If its not on the shelf I don't care anymore.
VTKC  +   955d ago
PS4 will be on the way and now you refresh our memories of this old mythical relic? Make people wait long enough and eventually people stop caring. And when you do actually release your oh so epic game back in Nam style long ago. There are far more better games already out because you took that long in releasing your product. "delicate" situation ay? It sure is. Expiry date closing in.
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