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Submitted by GamePodunk 519d ago | opinion piece

What If Square Enix Isn't Announcing Final Fantasy Versus XIII At E3?

Square Enix announced that they would be making an announcement about Final Fantasy at E3, but what if they aren't announcing Final Fantasy Versus XIII like so many believe? GP writer Jared discusses a few other games that Square Enix might be alluding to. (Culture, Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XV, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, PS4)

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NukaCola  +   519d ago
Then they aren't announcing it. But come on they're probably going to announce it.
badz149  +   519d ago
seriously
who the hell cares?? the game looked great and promising 7 YEARS AGO but now it's good as dead!
GrieverSoul  +   519d ago
I gotta be honest, this game sure looks promising but the latest Final Fantasy titles are a letdown. Should I be excited for this game when FFXIII trailer reveal looked so good and it ended up to be something else entirely diferent from the game itself. Versus might just be a new disapointment again. Also, all the "great" game announced that were continuosly delayed ended up being crap.

BTW, they will announce FFVersus for the GoogleStation in 2076. -_-
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Knight_Crawler  +   519d ago
Is this still even an exclusive to the PS?

I dont know the entire story behind versus but is Sony publishing or is funding Versus.
Tiqila  +   519d ago
GrieverSoul
Gran Turismo 5 didnt end up crap ;)
Myze  +   519d ago
@Knight_Crawler

While nothing official, is has been rumored that Sony started helping with it's development, but it's just a rumor. Nothing has been stated on whether or not it's still an exclusive.

If the game does get transferred over to next generation, the chances of it becoming multi-platform go up some if Sony isn't helping, since the ps4/720 aren't radically different to develop for like the ps3/360 and releasing on both wouldn't be a big problem for SE in terms of cost.

Obviously, till we hear otherwise, however, the game is Sony exclusive, whether it be ps3 or ps4. We'll just have to wait a another couple months. Probably, although they could wait for TGS. Main reason to show it at E3 is if it's coming out for next-gen. It would be a massive game to show off for each consoles official showings.
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Zezo  +   519d ago
Seeing three games of the same sequel FFXIII, they should change this game name's to FF Versus 39 not 13.
iMaim  +   519d ago
I dunno dude ...
Creating weapons out of thin air, teleporting and killing armored soldiers while looking bored is a game I'd REALLLY wanna play.
dedicatedtogamers  +   519d ago
Square Enix isn't going to show FFv13 at E3 this year? I am shocked!

said no one.
nypifisel  +   515d ago
I'm sure the FFv13 we all saw those years ago is scrapped. SquareEnix will announce FF15 and it will be primarily designed for PS4 (Hence why they scrapped v13), Sony wanted a good launch exclusive for the new console, asked SE, they said OK, scrapped the progress they had done and started from scratch. And there you got the explanation of why this game has been so long in development. Now this is what I think, but I believe it would be kinda plausible.
DragonKnight  +   519d ago
Yeah, they won't be announcing it at E3 but who cares. They obviously don't care about it.
Klonopin  +   519d ago
Maybe the reason we haven't heard any announcement is because FF13 was a dud for Square Enix. I'm sure they have other FF games in the pipeline, but not versus 13.
BiggCMan  +   519d ago
FF13 was a dud for Square?? That is so wrong. Yea it was disappointing to many people, though I personally loved it. But from a sales standpoint, it was a huge seller, and it also received pretty good reviews. So from a Square point of view, it was a big success, from gamers, that is purely opinion.
Myze  +   519d ago
Whether or not it was considered a failure by players or SE, there is a good chance the announcements just stopped because the game shifted focus to next generation. I would not be surprised in the least if the game is announced as FFXV for the ps4, and they have been working on it as such for the past couple of years.
DragonKnight  +   519d ago
If FFVersus is now FFXV then it's going multiplat. Of that I can be almost 100% certain.
Knushwood Butt  +   519d ago
Just a wild guess, but I think there's a chance Microsoft have stolen this to be an exclusive for their new console.

Let's face it, there's been no specific news about this game for months.

Also, what's the easiest way for MS to steal some thunder from SONY? That's right, drop massive cash to steal an exclusive that EVERYBODY thought was going to be on a SONY platform.

At the same time, they can grab the attention of Japanese gamers too as, hey, this is a highly anticipated Final Fantasy.

Just a wild guess. I'm probably wrong, but if I was MS and had the cash...
3-4-5  +   519d ago
or FFXV
MaideninBlack  +   519d ago
I don't know. I doubt it'll be shown at E3, not when SE has FFXHD, Lightning Returns, KHHD, and FFXIV to show off. Plus the next gen FF too.

I thing TGS is where Versus will be but hopefully SE proves me wrong.
Majin-vegeta  +   519d ago
More like vice versa FFVSXIII at E3 and the others at TGS.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   519d ago
The thing is Versus is probably the next gen FF. At least that's what the rumors and hints point towards.
Snookies12  +   519d ago
Yeah, considering what Wada said a while back (Yeah, I know... It's Wada, but still...) He mentioned that he'd seen a new build of the game that would blow us away. Guessing that's why they haven't shown anything on it recently, because of a next-gen leap or something. Could be wrong, but it seems that way. Now that the PS4 has been confirmed, they can show it off at E3 is what I'm guessing.
Godmars290  +   519d ago
I doubt that anyone is really expecting anything of real substance from them this E3.
AnotherProGamer  +   519d ago
Final Fantasy Versus XIII renamed XV and PS4 exclusive revealed at E3 with release date of sometime in 2014

calling it now
NastyLeftHook0  +   519d ago
i hope so. if they dont announce it im done waiting.
SkyCrawler  +   519d ago
try a release date of 2018
VsAssassin  +   519d ago
But then, come 2014, they will make another Lightning game for the same year, which would mean this vs13 game will be pushed back to 2015.
colonel179  +   519d ago
If they don't say anything about Versus XIII at E3, everyone should boo them out of the stage. People need to do something like that, so that Square Enix finally understand that they are screwing with fans. They need to get publicly embarrassed so that they start getting their Sh1t together.
dasbeer88  +   519d ago
If Versus XIII does become Final Fantasy XV,then you can forget about it being a PS4 exclusive.
DarkZane  +   519d ago
Actually, it's still gonna be an exclusive.
Tales RPG addict  +   519d ago
SONY is said to be co-Developing "Final Fantasy Versus XIII" aka FFXV is PS4 Exclusive and will be a major seller. Cause of the massive sales Square-Enix will make more Exclusives for PS4 since making games cost PC development and its easier to develop for.

FFXV will be announced as it was FF Versus XIII, and SCE is publishing the game.

Calling it NOW!!!!
Sharius  +   519d ago
why would i care

thier game, my money, if they want it they should, if not, well my money go for the other company which willing to offer thier game

after all i just fred up with all of SE promise
Jek_Porkins  +   519d ago
What if they do announce it? Who will actually believe in the game anymore? I think gamer's can only be teased and screwed over so many times.
DOMination-  +   519d ago
they are also supposed to have another FF main game in development directed by the dude who did FFXII and it was rumoured to be "like Skyrim".
kalkano  +   519d ago
Where did you hear that? Got a link?
josephayal  +   519d ago
TBH i dont care, People have been waiting for this for 7 years now since it was mentioned back in 2006
Murad  +   519d ago
What if I don't care!?
goldwyncq  +   519d ago
Won't be surprised if the game ends up disappointing many fans due to the massive hype surrounding it.
cerpintaxt44  +   519d ago
they already announced it..... 6 years ago
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9thWonder  +   519d ago
WE RIOT
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   519d ago
its Vaporware
Klonopin  +   519d ago
Thats what they used to say about Duke Nukem Forever.
SirBradders  +   519d ago
I dont see how people can judge a whole game by a few screen shots and story teases, i see far to many people praising it before they have even played it.

Although i must admit noctus with his army of invisible butter scrappers and the behemoth being taken for a walk around the city looks cool but for me gameplay is a first and must be enjoyable no matter how good a story is, if the gameplays poo then i cant play it and then theres the setting the whole era/world needs to appeal to me and the story must coincide with it. Im sorry but i cant see why people are so psyched for it when hardly nothings been shown yet.
Snookies12  +   519d ago
I'm excited because it's a darker Final Fantasy with Kingdom Hearts-style gameplay, switchable party members, open world, with a pilot-able airship, directed by Tetsuya Nomura, and has music by Yoko Shimomura.

That's just me though lol.
SirBradders  +   519d ago
I know where your coming from but they are just small things to a bigger picture they are good additions to a modern day ff but my statement still stands the above needs to be met or i wont be happy.

Only time will tell i will await till the reveal and hopefully my faith will be restored because ive enjoyed every ff apart from 13.
spartanlemur  +   519d ago
I hope they don't.

That company is going down the toilet and the only way they can save it is if they swallow their pride and remake VII, VIII and IX.
Only through bringing rediscovering what made these three games so popular can Square hope to repeat or even exceed their success in a new title.
This idea they have that they must first beat the success of VII before they remake it is absurd, as they won't beat its success until they've reengaged with the title.
They must study the past if they wish to proceed into the future with strength.
asyouburn  +   519d ago
Screw remakes of 7, 8 & 9. Those were great, but I've already played and beat them all. I'd rather square's next three big games not be something I've already played. I've played 8 so many times, I'd rather play whatever new 13 game they have coming out then retread that again
spartanlemur  +   519d ago
Yes, but they wouldn't look anything like they did back when they came out in the nineties.
Everything would be grander and better, the music would have superior production values and the characters would be deeper.
They might even change small elements or even extend the games to keep them fresh, though this would need to be done very carefully.

I'd love to play a new 13 game if it was good, but given what we've seen in recent years, the chances are it'll be another flop, and I'd rather play a glorious complete remake than the junk they're currently churning out.

Not only that, but if Square Enix are to survive, they're going to need to attract new youngsters to the franchise, and as FFVII-IX attracted many of us as children/teens (for me it was IX), I'm willing to bet remakes of those games would not only provide us with a dose of warm nostalgia, but also enrich the gaming experience of today's children, securing a future for the Final Fantasy series.
sjaakiejj  +   519d ago
They're going to announce "Final Fantasy 13-4: Lighting Returns. Again."
Inception  +   519d ago
No, it's "FF 13-4: Serah Returns from Mars" :P
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   519d ago
It's the same thing every year. "Surely they'll announce something this E3, GDC, TGS, SONY EVENT, Shareholders Meeting, PTA, AA, or BBC."
It never happens and people just rinse and repeat every single year like a bad pop song on loop.
DigitalRaptor  +   519d ago
They will either re-reveal as as Versus XIII or announce as FF XV.

Nomura has recently said that he knows the date of the next reveal for Versus, so E3 seems an obvious place since they've had months to get their stuff together since they said they are waiting for the right time to show new info. Then we have Square Enix who said at the PS4 reveal event they will make an announcement at E3.

Then there's this rumour and these guys have been right before: http://bit.ly/15nmg6F
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Salooh  +   519d ago
Yea. I hope it's for ps4 and stay exclusive too .. They will show it for sure this time. It's obvious and if people can't see it then it will be a surprise hehehehe
MiyagiSPG  +   519d ago
What if they don't show Versus at E3? Then this will happen:

"Please be excited for e3 in 2014.

¬_¬
VsAssassin  +   519d ago
Didn't the man at the Playstation 4's reveal event told us to, "Prease, prease be excited foh E-thu-ree."?

Nah, I won't hold my breath for E3. The last time I was excited for E3 was last year, but it wasn't for anything Square-Enix; I was excited for anything but Square-Enix.

Maybe SE will drop another bombshell in the form of FFvs13 no longer a Sony exclusive; I guess that's something to get excited about when you own the console it will become available to. Pffft...
Iltapalanyymi  +   519d ago
hue. that would be rather interesting. everyone would be so ass-mad.
Iltapalanyymi  +   519d ago
really hope that it will be revealed thou.
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Rynocirator  +   519d ago
To all the people saying it won't be good after all this time of being in development I say, Tetsuya Nomura has NEVER released a bad game while he was creative producer/director. All the kingdom hearts games, ff7: crisis core, (while we haven't seen a US release) Type-0, all have received at least an 8 on metacritic. Tetsuya Nomura doesn't make bad games, period. He is seriously SE secret weapon if you ask me.
PooEgg  +   519d ago
I can't help but suspect that the current FF team is incapable of making the type of game that old school FF fans are craving. The real talent left years ago, so I highly doubt that Versus will be anything more then another pretty but utterly boring piece of rubbish.

Right now would be a good time for Sony to dig Legend of Dragoon out of their vault and start working on a PS4 sequel.
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CLOUD1983  +   519d ago
Amen brother, I literary beg SONY for a new LoD game the past many years & although I haven't see light in the tunel yet I never stop hoping.
TuxedoMoon  +   519d ago
To be honest, I'm not expecting anything major from Square's jpn studios. Not saying they're not good at what they do, but So far they're giving us an HD port and another sequel to a game that DOES NOT NEED A SEQUEL (FF13-3)! They screwed up FF13...why are they releasing sequels to try to "fix" what they messed up on? Why not...Idk...RELEASE FF13VS instead of revisiting FF13 again?

Then there are games like FFZero that should've been released over here as a psp or ps3 game (hd port). I want to love FF again, so they will need to announce and show that their game is GOING TO BE RELEASED SOON. I bought a ps3 for KH3 and FF13vs (MGS4 and the ability to play jpn games being the other system seller game for me)! 2 games that have yet to be made/completed/RELEASED!

Thankfully, JRPGs like Valkyria Chronicles, Ni no Kuni, and Xenoblade filled that Jrpg void pretty well. FF13-2 was good and was better than 13...but it doesn't hold a candle to the ones I named.
They won't announce it at E3 because they've already announced it. All they have to do is say when it's releasing.
Hydralysk  +   519d ago
Does anyone even care about FF vs 13 anymore? It baffles me how people are still excited about this and The Last Guardian when they seem to be going the way of DNF.
Blackcanary  +   519d ago
All i'm saying is wait and see like other people have said Tetsuya Nomura knows the date of the next reveal for Versus 13. i believe it will be E3. To all the none believers if it dose happen i'm just gonna be laughing.
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