Submitted by Abriael 404d ago | rumor

Final Fantasy XV Changes Domain Just Before Sony’s TGS Press Conference: Is it Happening?

Final Fantasy XV has always been a bit of a mystery in the gaming industry. First announced eons ago as the PS3 exclusive Final Fantasy Versus XIII, then repurposed as current generation multiplatform for PS4 and Xbox One after ages of silence, followed by another year of silence.

Tomorrow Sony Japan will held it’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, and something just moved that could indicate an appearance of Square Enix’s late blooming JRPG. (Final Fantasy XV, PS4, Xbox One)

Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 68
MrSwankSinatra  +   404d ago
If not, then we RIOT!
Abriael  +   404d ago
I don't think most fans have the energy to riot by now to be honest...
Eonjay  +   404d ago
I read about this on NeoGaf. Its interesting, buts its really hard to tell. They have to release the game eventually, so why not.
indyman77  +   404d ago
I do! I still have rioting energy! When they FIRST announced this game, it was promised to be the traditional JRPG like FFVII. Which is why people became confused by the original title that included the letters 'vs' or versus. Versus reminded people of action, like versus mode in a fighting game(if they ignore the fact there are turn based vs games).

So my point is here is hoping for a full melodramatic, JRPG music having, Melodramatic console style Summon spell having, JRPG, that is not ashamed of the J in front of it. IF not then we riot!
Godmars290  +   404d ago
All I got left after all this time, for good or bad, is "meh".

Even if it reviews well I don't think I'll get excited for it unless it can honestly get my interest 10 minutes in.


levian  +   404d ago
Too true. The best I could manage is apathetic disappointment
UltraNova  +   404d ago

Yeah but remind me what FF game had anything interesting going on withing the first 10 mins? No I'm not talking about the opening cut-scenes, which btw are at least 10 min long. I should know I've played them all...

Yes yes I took what you said a bit literally but seriously the first hours in any FF game are slow and uninteresting (besides the cut-scenes introducing you to the story) until you find that special weapon/potion and start grinding to level up and take on those ridiculously hard enemies...

Point being you need to invest a lot of time in FF games in order to truly appreciate them, even the bad ones(FF12).

OT: I lost my excitement long long time ago for this and to be honest it will be one of a few games I plan playing that I will watch a lot of reviews before even considering getting it.
Danteh  +   404d ago
Final Fantasy Versus XIII is for me one of the greatest mysteries in the gaming industry... I mean it's been such a long time in development that it's also a bit part of my history.

I remember hearing from it precisely the year I started university, on 2006. I was a 17 year old kid and extremely excited. Then a few years later an incredible trailer came out which only hyped me up more.

Almost 9 years later, I already finished my degree, even have a master, and soon to start working/PhD. How can a game take so long? Jeeezus xDDD
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DevilOgreFish  +   404d ago
MrSwankSinatra - "
If not, then we RIOT!"

9 years later?
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geddesmond  +   404d ago
If Sony announced that FF15 was now a PS4 exclusive I would completely forgive SE for that Tomb Raider announcement a few weeks back. Not because I want to exclude others from whats going to be an amazing experience but for MS and it's fans to know what it feels like when a series you love won't be coming to their platform and ya know what I really think there will be an exclusive announcement. If not the whole world then a japanese region exclusive.
Jeff257  +   404d ago
Personally I would much rather have Kingdom Hearts 3 be a PS4 exclusive than FF15.
MrSwankSinatra  +   404d ago
Yeah, but do Xbox fans love final fantasy? I mean let's be honest xbox has only ever gotten three ff games and none of them ever sold anywhere near what the Playstation versions sold.
k3rn3ll  +   404d ago
Yea but xbox wasn't even around for alot of those games. Some of which were hold overs of the SE and Sony deal during ps1 days. But yes there are people that love it there. As many? Probably not but alot of that could have been lack of users in japan. Question is does Sony have the cash to do it?
_-EDMIX-_  +   404d ago
MS fans didn't do anything. Don't let your hate for MS stupid practices hurt your fellow gamers.

Second. This game went from PS3 to PS4 and XONE likely because of one feature ALL 3 systems have in common. BLURAY! It has been stated by the developers that Bluray was the reason for the game even having such a large world and airships and likely why it was exclusive to PS3.

At the time, Sony was pretty much not money hatting many games and merely focusing on in house ips, so I feel FFXIII Versus was likely exclusive to PS3 due to the space on the disk (much like MGS4) and not due to a money hat.

This game has zero reason to be exclusive on XONE or PS4 as both have hdds and bluray and the game very much can work.

Though I feel them having the extra GPU power on PS4 clearly would make a better looking game, its likely this engine scales thus by default will look better on PS4 anyway.

In terms of being region exclusive. Its not really an "exclusive" as much as by default they can't sell it on XONE as MS systems really don't sell in Japan. Like almost none....legit 360 in Japan sold 1 million.....THE WHOLE GEN!

So it being announced in Japan, doesn't really matter as who would care in Japan? They don't buy XONE's or 360's, thus the only news they hear is FFXV coming.

Sony is right to not waste any damn time or money to money hat a game. Square isn't selling the IP, if anything it would be timed which does nothing for gamers or Sony.

You still get it on PS4 like you always would.

MORE PS4's wouldn't just sell based on HELLO MOST FF fans exist on PS systems based on sales of the series.

No reason to make it exclusive really for both parities.

Not many people buying a XONE for FFXV.
Ggame  +   404d ago
As I know right now is that Xbox fans never respect Final Fantasy as PS fans did. The series was born on PS system and its fans are, from their birth, still on it. Making exclusivity to PS system is worthwhile for both SE and Sony and could have made the series continue alive.
_-EDMIX-_  +   404d ago
@Ggame. Though the series origin is else where, its its mega hits where born on PS system a side from FFIV and FFVI.

The series only took a bad turn when Square wanted to make it multiplat even if it meant having to for go many features.

ie FFXIII being made on DVD was always a bad idea.

FFX and FFXII and FFXI where made on DVD, yet they where expecting greatness using the same space?

Well make many more disk.....too bad the FF game they made didn't really help that concept as it means it can't have a huge open world due to space limitations.

Being exclusive to me should only be warrented if some otehr sysetm lacks the specs to make it so.

ie FFVII made sense on PS1 due to N64 not having enough space to make what Square wanted.

They took a risk and made a game that could only be made on that system and it sold extremely well despite being on a unknown platform at the time.


They put design and creativity over profit.

Some times those bets work the best. FFXIII didn't help anyone as it sold poorly from BOTH install bases.

It technically speaking by DEFAULT should have sold better then FFX. In stead its sales are actually closer to X-2, an industry rpg joke...

Many MS fans who may have not known of the series might now forever be put off to it and even PS fans take a FF release with a grain of salt because of this stupid move.

FFXV excitement has more to due with that it was a FF game being made based on specs alone ie it was made on PS3 due to Bluray, its being made on PS4 and XONE for likely that same reason along with better specs.

That makes this game much more interesting to care about.

Let it be known, I have nothing against 360 fans, but I'm sure if your favorite series was getting nerfed because of another systems short comings, you would not want it getting ruined.

Mind you...I'm a bigger MGS fan and I'm fine with MGSV being on 360, why? Cause its not hindering development of the whole damn game JUST for the sake to be multiplat.

Like GTAV, MGSV will probably be in HDD install on 360 to make the game work.

FXIII didn't have that luxury and was pretty much gimped by design to work on many DVDs.

ie FFXIII Versus > FF XIII purely based on it was actually advancing the series and not nerfing it.

ie FFXIII doesn't have airships....FFXIII Versus did and does.

FFXIII was on many DVDs which limited content to be linear, FF XIII Versus was only on Bluray (still is too based on XONE has bluray) and it was open world with airships.

Is gimped vs advancement. not PS vs MS. We all want great games and I wouldn't want a FF ONLY on PS4 if it mean destroying the whole series to make it work. Id rather have it on the best vs garbage on worse.
jrshankill  +   403d ago
meh, does anyone care anymore?

I don't mean to troll, it's just I think the series has hit a roadblock since FFX.
levian  +   403d ago
FFX was decent but I felt it started to go downhill with that game. The characters were all terrible except for maybe Yuna and Auron and it was insanely linear until near the very end. And it was the game that caused the death of the Overworld and Airship you could actually fly
Passenger  +   403d ago
Actually I am very interested in FF XV. But I feel you.. Nine years is an absurd long time to be hyped. Last year I giggled about the reveal trailer because I though (more a joke to myself) that FFXII VS is actually XV at the first teaser. But my hype has washed away due to long production. Meh, hope it´ll turn out fantastic ( not like the shitty XIII series) -.-
Enemy  +   404d ago
Sony is throwing everything they've got into tomorrow and TGS. To go all out is the only play they've got left. Consoles are dying in Japan.

Versus XIII will pop up at one of, if not both, of Sony's conferences in September.
CocoWolfie  +   404d ago
i can see it happening, like they could push japan seriously huh :')
_-EDMIX-_  +   404d ago
Consoles are not dying in Japan.

Wii U is selling well their. Japan just takes time to get consoles. ie they don't really early adapt as much as other regions.

Also FF series being mainly a PS thing in Japan, they will likely buy PS4's merely to play the new FFXV, Kingdom Hearts 3 and what ever the next FF Square is working on.

(Many need to still remember that this game is after a port to a PS3 game, thus the team is likely a full feldge team)

Though I'm not sure how much of FFXV was done on PS3 (to my understanding they started doing the next gen versions I heard in 2012) so its likely that lots of their main staff might be already working on early stuff of the next FF.
lategamer  +   404d ago
Wii U is selling well in Japan? It's been almost 2 years (about 20ish months) since release in Japan, and it's sold less than 2 million.

PS3 has only sold 10 million.

PS4 less than 750,000 units.

Take into account that Xbox 360 and One don't sell that great either, so most consumers choose between Nintendo, Sony, or nothing for consoles.

Meanwhile, handhelds are on the rise. People in Japan tend to play on the go. Trains, walking, etc. Vita has sold more than 3 million. 3DS almost 16 million. PSP about 20 million.

So yes, in a sense consoles are dieing in Japan. They are not as popular as they were in the past.

If Sony wants the PS4 to sell well, it needs strong Japanese support. It launched in Japan with very few Japanese-oriented titles. However, developers are also another problem. Development for current consoles cost more and requires more man power so developers tend to stick to 3DS/Vita/Mobile or last gen (Persona 5 on PS3 anyone?).
Omar91  +   404d ago
For their sake lets hope so. Can you imagine the amount of craziness it will cause if they finally announce a release date?
Enemy  +   404d ago
They won't. At most, they'll announce a target year, which will be 2016.
Scatpants  +   404d ago
I'm guessing 2015. If they're not almost done with that game by now there's just no hope for them.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   404d ago
If they don't make 2015, it will be quite sad.

Remember now....this is a port to a PS3 game. Going to those new engines and systems if anything should make it much easier.
Game0N  +   404d ago
PS4 Exclusive. WATCH.
TimeSkipLuffy  +   404d ago
High chances this is multiplat. SE does not have that business relationship with Sony anymore. Which is very unfortunate. I wish Sony would own Final Fantasy T___T
HappyWithOneBubble  +   404d ago
Yeah Sony sold the stock and I think Sony did the right thing cause SE haven't made anything worth investing in in the past few years. SE might be doing more deals with MS now but SE main audience is on PS.
geddesmond  +   404d ago
Just because Sony sold the stock doesn't mean they no longer have a relationship. People bought that stock so SE never lost out.

As for it being multiplat. SE along with many more publishers see the sales and hype for the PS4. They see that the PS4 is standing at 10 mil worldwide while the other to consols stand at 12 mil combined worldwide. If PS4 keeps selling like this it makes more sense to go PS exclusive than waste resources on something that might not justify the extra costs.
Abriael  +   404d ago
At the very most in Japan like Destiny. I doubt it tho.
SoapShoes  +   404d ago
FFXIII was exclusive in Japan so I don't see this being different.
Eonjay  +   404d ago
Destiny is exclusive in Japan?
Enemy  +   404d ago
Exclusive in Japan only, if so. Pretty much they already confirmed it's multiplatform, just like Kingdom Hearts 3. If it was exclusive, they definitely would have clarified that when they finally showed the game again at E3 2013.
the_dark_one  +   404d ago
well tomb raider was multiplat and we saw where that went. for a time
Mystogan  +   404d ago
It's already confirmed for Xbox One. Sorry buddy.
HeWhoWalks  +   404d ago
I bet you were just itching to type that, "buddy".

OT: Maybe we'll see an appearance this year. I can see this being PS4 exclusive in Japan, but for a limited time. Doesn't matter, though, the game will sell much more on PS4, anyway, so there's no real need to do that in any territory.

I'll just be satisfied with news about it.
mkis007  +   404d ago
Just like Tomb Raider was eh?
user367272  +   404d ago

So it will sell more on your console of choice makes you feel better that you have the itch to type it? Fanboy much?

Games should be avaialable on as many consoles as possible just like Tomb Raider and No Man's Sky should be regardles of how many more it sold on whichever console or not. That "it'll sell more on my console " BS needs to stop and let others enjoy the game. End rant

I'll know for fact if this game is on PC..I'll get that instead but I'll get it on the console I currently have when it comes out and I can care less if it is selling 10x more on another console.
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Passenger  +   403d ago
It´s true, confirmed for PS4 & X1 http://www.finalfantasyxv.c...

Couldn´t believe it myself, but why should SE lie on their own page? xD
Timed maybe. Maybe some exclusive bonus's. Not a true blue exclusive.
listenkids  +   404d ago
I get the disagrees, but the new ff15 website does only state ps4, whereas the rest have xbox etc.
listenkids  +   404d ago
Never mind, it's been amended.
_-EDMIX-_  +   404d ago

I think he might be referring to in Japan as TGS is regarding Japanese releases.

The last FF was exclusive to PS3 in Japan...ever FFXIII sequel was exclusive to PS3 in Japan.

Square has never done a Japanese version of a main FF game in Japan for MS.

So what he is saying makes sense. "exclusive" well...merely by default as they are not likely to make a XONE version knowing it just won't sell anyway.
Twiggy  +   404d ago
Don't hype me up, godammit I always get my damned hopes up for this game only to see them crushed :(

EDIT: Who am I kidding, this has gotten me hyped to hell, showing anything would be amazing, release date please!
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DarkLord1003  +   404d ago
Release Date holidays 2014...
Twiggy  +   404d ago
Never say never.
The EDGE  +   404d ago
Never say never cuz u done said never twice ;).
the_dark_one  +   404d ago
rextraordinaire  +   404d ago
That would make me buy a ps4.
jrshankill  +   403d ago
No need.. multiplat
Eamon  +   404d ago
That would be an insane announcement because it's fecking Versus 13 that nobody believed would ever come out.

Even if FF15 comes out only in Japan that time, at least it would mean the game would have been completed by then.
kingdom18  +   404d ago
Loved it to, but I think theres like 1 chance in a million that would happen. I'm going to say 2015 for this, and 2016 or 2017 for Kingdom Hearts 3 depending on FFXV's release.
Scark92  +   404d ago
Does anyone have a time on when this starts? Like In UK area or specifically Ireland, thanks if so,
I have so much hype for this game, I was always excited for this and when they re-showed it at E3 next to Kingdom Hearts I felt like a little girl!
elazz  +   404d ago | Helpful
07:00 AM GMT, London
08:00 AM GMT+1, Brussels, Paris
03:00 PM JST (15:00), Tokyo
04:00 AM EST, New York

Or just 12 hours after writing this comment if you're from some place else.

Countdown for JP stream: https://www.youtube.com/wat...

You can watch in English:
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Enemy  +   404d ago
Yeah, looks like I won't be sleeping tonight.
Scark92  +   404d ago
Oh noo, I am probably gonna miss some of it.
jobboy  +   404d ago
how can it be 8 am GMT+1 and 4 am EST??? it should be 2 am EST
elazz  +   404d ago
Woops, indeed, it is 02:00 AM EST
Kid-Prodigy-KP  +   404d ago
Yes It's Happening
Donnywho  +   404d ago
Alright uh, please be.
PiNkFaIrYbOi  +   404d ago
Hopefully it is shown and it isn't a total mess up like XIII was, all three parts of it.
Inception  +   404d ago
Prepare to see a short trailer and at the end there's "TBA"

So please..be excited ^^
user367272  +   404d ago
Can't wait for this game to come out for my console.
Paprika  +   404d ago
Hope it comes out for my console too... lol
dadz  +   404d ago
Wow the Pre-TGS show is so early this year lol, hopefully they show FFXV but I've learned over the years to lower my expectations. They had better damn show new stuff this year at least though!
tigertron  +   404d ago
We shouldn't get our hopes up guys, not just about any announcement, but of the game's quality. This is Square-Enix, they're not Squaresoft and considering the disappointing XIII, XV being unveiled in 2006 and SE's recent backstabbing with Tomb Raider - I doubt this game will live up to the hype.
nunley33  +   404d ago
FFXIV has been fantastic so it should give hope that FFXV is good. From what we've seen before, which always looked better that FXIII and it's sequels.
Paprika  +   404d ago
The internet will explode.... for a bit... maybe... if final fantasy 15 gets a releasedate and new footage..... old habits never die, I've given up to a point on square.... but one word on tguscand even after all this time I'll go OH SHIIIIIIIIT MAAAAANGGG!!!! and suddenly I'll be 16 again!
DevilOgreFish  +   404d ago
More Gameplay and a release date. just no more console promotional DLC deals, once it starts then it spreads. crap should be on the disc anyways.
GenericNameHere  +   404d ago
Dude, I can't take it! My heart is going to burst! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

hazard17remedy  +   404d ago
People like to moan about Tomb Raider going exclusive on Xbox.

People like to moan about ex-Sony exclusives that goes Multiplataform.

I dont care. I love GAMES, not Sony neither Microsoft or Nintendo.
Sm00thNinja  +   404d ago
All those disagrees just shows the state of this industry. It's all about brand loyalty, 1080p, and 60 FPS. I frankly could care less about the technical aspects of a game if the game is Effin fun. PS4, XBOX ONE, and WII U under my TV. I'm still winnin'
kingdom18  +   404d ago
Hopefully we see it, I'm almost positive we will see Type-0 HD, as that's what they are using to try and get FF buyers on current gen.
Quicktim3  +   404d ago
FF lost its magic years ago. its no longer a "must have AAA" in my eyes as its reputation has been shattered by horrible release after horrible release.

will they even bother bringing this to xbox though? i feel like it wont be selling much there.
LaserEyeKitty  +   404d ago
Quite frankly Scarlet, I don't give a damn.

The Final Fantasy series has not been great for a long time. On the bright side, SE turning a deaf ear to it's core audience has pushed lesser known (stateside) JRPG titles to the fore front - Tales and Persona series for example. Now if only Breath of Fire, Star Ocean, and Phantasy Star could make a come back.
kingdom18  +   404d ago
Star Ocean is with SE though, sadly, the Creator has said he feels he has done all he could with the series, or something along those lines. So I doubt we will see anything there even though I loved Last Hope and the previous release.
feraldrgn  +   404d ago
Well that's a shame, especially after that Star Ocean tech demo we got years ago.

I'd love an older protagonist.
kingdom18  +   404d ago
@feraldrgn Who knows we could still see a new one, especially if someone else was making it instead of the games creator, never say never.
Ninver  +   404d ago
Please be excited!
masterfox  +   404d ago
I bet Square is going to announce FFXV to be a mobile game only, that would be hilarious :D
LightDiego  +   404d ago
I have no doubt that SE could do that.
Ingram  +   404d ago
Squeenix will announce some mobile games, a 10 second CG XV trailer with no dates, 3 seconds of some obviously downgraded gameplay. Then the CEO will come out and say: Pretty please with sugar on top, be excited. This has been the norm, I'd love to be wrong.
feraldrgn  +   404d ago
I hope so & I hope it's amazing.
The delay will have hurt it though.
Biohazard8860  +   404d ago
Doubt it -.-
NxeonPwn  +   404d ago
Only a couple more hours! Come one SE, I don't want to wait any longer :(
Urbz7870  +   404d ago
I've been waiting to play this games for along time don't disappoint us even more S.
Bluebird8  +   404d ago
Cmon, a huge game like this on a pre-show? don't be so naive..
Rugga23  +   404d ago
IT HAS BEEN 9 COUNT THEM 9 YEARS ALREADY. I bet you a lot of people probably died in between those 9 years who were final fantasy fans waiting for this game. There has NEVER been a game where there was a 9-10 year development and was good. Who do these companies think they are making us wait nearly a decade for a video game? Video games are a luxury not a life commitment.

Why do you guys keep your hopes up?

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