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.”

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Snookies121286d ago

The date for the next reveal has been set...

Thinking E3 anyone? Either that or the TGS.

dedicatedtogamers1286d 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."

shoddy1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

I don't care what systems it's on.
Just give me some good jrpg please .
Your ff13 sucks.

Give me better summons.

colonel1791286d 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.

aiBreeze1286d ago (Edited 1286d 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.

MikeMyers1285d 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.

mydyingparadiselost1285d ago

No, preping for the Shtstorm after it's announced that it will be Wii U exclusive.... the internet would explode



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!

HammadTheBeast1285d ago

I swear, if it's multi platform and they've f***ed everyone for this, then I'll be mad. Real mad.

Root1285d ago (Edited 1285d 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.

MikeMyers1284d 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.

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showtimefolks1286d ago (Edited 1286d 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



Snookies121286d ago

I like that this is called FFVersus13. At least I know it's against the 13 series lol!

abzdine1286d ago (Edited 1286d 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)

trenso11285d ago

i think if its not at E3 it will certainly be at TGS, if not i lose all hope

gintoki7771285d ago

That reveal better be big as hell. Its time to blow the lid off this thing.

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Majin-vegeta1286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

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 ┻━┻

WildArmed1286d ago

Hahaha Couldn't agree more.

At this point, I don't want Live demos. I want the product.

thawind1286d ago

I was 15 :( now....... 21

a_bro1286d 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

sobekflakmonkey1286d ago

Same here bro, been waiting on this one for ages.

rezzah1286d 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.

tigertron1286d ago

I was 16 and in my last month at school, now I'm 23!

bigrob9041286d 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.

kevinsheeks1285d ago (Edited 1285d 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

kenshiro1001285d ago

I agree 100%. They've been beating around the bush for too long already.

iWishTifaWasReal1285d 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 -,-

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Godmars2901286d 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.

SegaSaturn6691286d ago

Every time I see godmars290, I know everything is gonna be alright.

rezzah1286d ago

lol this the creepiest thing I've seen all day, and I just got through 50% of Silent Hill 3.

nirwanda1286d 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.

Godmars2901285d 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.

nirwanda1286d 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

porkChop1286d 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!

izumo_lee1286d 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.

Snookies121286d ago (Edited 1286d 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.

izumo_lee1286d 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-Dog1285d 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.