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TeamXbox: Final Fantasy XIII Producer Interview

It's hard to think of another gaming franchise with a better fan base than Final Fantasy. Sure, there are legions of Link geeks and the Halo hardcore, but no where else will you find fans willing to unconditionally defend a franchise as with Square Enix's wunder-RPG.

The forum is already a buzz with the comments of these aforementioned die-hards reacting to Square Enix's recent announcement that Final Fantasy XIII would be coming to the Xbox 360. PS fanboys may claim the series is now somehow tainted, but TeamXbox's view on this shocking partnership is that things can only get better for Square and FF (better revenue and exposure leading to more in the coffers for work on XIV) with such a move.

TeamXbox were fortunate enough to borrow Final Fantasy XIII's producer Yoshinori Kitase for a few moments to talk about a wide range of subjects regarding this momentous announcement. They also had the chance to learn a bit more about the inspiration for Final Fantasy XIII and what gamers can expect gameplay and story-wise in Square's latest RPG epic.

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Real gamer 4 life3685d ago

"But we do want to be clear that Final Fantasy XIII will first be created for the PS3; a game that will be specific to Sony’s hardware. And then, after the PS3 version is complete"

Jamie Foxx3685d ago

gta,gran turismo,gow,metal gear solid,halo,need i go on?

Aclay3685d ago

"We’d like to reiterate that Final Fantasy XIII will be completed on the PS3 first, which means we’ll concentrate on maximizing Sony’s hardware at that time. The same process will occur for the Xbox 360 as well. By developing Final Fantasy XIII this way, we are confident that we’ll be able to maximize the game for each piece of hardware instead of creating a generic, multi-platform product."

The Superior version of Final Fantasy XIII is on the PS3 confirmed!

Time_Is_On_My_Side3685d ago (Edited 3685d ago )

"Kitase: Yes, there are negative comments, but there are many different types of negative comments that we are seeing. One that we have noticed in particular is that this move to multi-platform won’t maximize the usage of each piece of hardware; that FF will become more generic on each platform if-you-will. We’d like to reiterate that Final Fantasy XIII will be completed on the PS3 first, which means we’ll concentrate on maximizing Sony’s hardware at that time. The same process will occur for the Xbox 360 as well. By developing Final Fantasy XIII this way, we are confident that we’ll be able to maximize the game for each piece of hardware instead of creating a generic, multi-platform product."

In other words they'll be using as much of the Blu-ray disc as possible to create the interactive world they're trying to achieve. With this said I'm more than fine with the mulitplatform choice because most multiplatform games are suppose to be equal. So Square Enix isn't as careless as I thought they were. I'm just thinking about the announcement technically speaking they used PlayStation 3 videos for an XBOX 360 game.

IronAva3685d ago

I for one do not care which console has the better version of FFXIII. I own all three consoles and I am more then happy to see this game released on 360 as well. Gamers have to realize that companies are out to make money first, please gamers second. I do not know why people think that Final Fantasy is a Sony product. Final Fantasy titles continue to be released on DS so why not add 360 to the mix. As long as you get the game on the system that you own and you are happy about it, there is no need to justify your purchase. People for the love of god Play Games not Systems.