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Submitted by AridSpider 1934d ago | news

SquareEnix Considering More Platforms for FFXIV Including Xbox 360

Just in from the Square conference. (Dev, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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TheColbertinator  +   1934d ago
No doubt about it.SE wants to make money but they should work on something called quality before jumping to investors
Man_of_the_year  +   1934d ago
I don't think we know enough yet about "quality" in regards to FFXIV since all we saw as a 20 second CGI trailer.

Also ofcourse they are thinking about the 360. It's an MMO. They need the money from subscribers to maintain the servers. There is just too much of a market when you add the PS3 install base with the 360 install base.

It's crazy to release a MMO on 1 console that has monthly fees.

Either way, i won't be playing this game on the 360 or PS3 as i don't like paying $12.50 a month for an MMO.

12 months = $120
24 months = $240
36 months = $360 ... well you get the picture.

EDIT @ Below. I'm not poor either. But to play games like MMO's you have to put in the time. I just don't have the time to put into an MMO therefor i am paying for something that i am not using. I like to be able to take my time and play other games as well. The cost just doesn't justify the means for me as i would rather play a good RPG and take my time than an MMO and feel like i am rushed because i want to utilize the high cost to play per month.
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TheColbertinator  +   1934d ago
I'm not poor so I'm not concerned with money.MMOs are not out of the question for me since I am a hardcore PC gamer.I just want my cash to go to games that justify their quality.If FFX14 is good,I'll give it some time.

Other than DS remakes and delayed games(Dragon Quest 9,FFXIII),SE really needs to set their priorities
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Montreafart  +   1934d ago
FF14 was never going to be exclusive forever.
Because Tretton said (during E3 conference - you can look it up if you dont believe me): "you can only play FF14 on OUR CONSOLE (ie PS3) in 2010."

From that sentence alone, I realized FF14 would be exclusive for the year 2010 but maybe not 2011.
TheReaper42  +   1934d ago
Saw this one coming, bet no one was surprise after FXIII going multiplat. SE repeats itself
Ichiryoka  +   1934d ago
this will be an impressive mmorpg.
Q: Yesterday's trailer that was shown, was that running of a console or was it pre-rendered?

A: There were parts that were pre-rendered and parts that were running on the in-game engine.

Q: Is that the quality you're aiming for? The scene with the Galka fighting, is that what you're aiming for?

A: Yes, that is the part that was running in-engine

http://www.cynamite.de/_mis...
theKiller  +   1934d ago
i really had and have doubts about it being ps3 exclusive
from the moment they said online!!!!

because 360 have big online community and knowing SE, they wont miss that chance since they r after MS money!! probably they want MS to pay them 50 million check to release it on their 360 as usual!!! damn SE, they r really clever and stupid at the same time!!!!
hay  +   1934d ago
That was surprisingly fast.
Genesis5  +   1934d ago
Guess MS brought their cheque book with them.
Shadow Flare  +   1934d ago
I bet if this was on 360, they'd still get charged a subscription fee lol. On top of their xbox live fee. And on top of their internet fee
Chris399  +   1934d ago
Tanslation:
"Write the cheque, MS, write the cheque..."

- Yoichi Wada

P.S. I'm curious to see the rather agile dance MS and SE do around the whole "no hard-drive" thing. Hopefully, they'll just ditch that charade of a console - the Arcade - and bite their honor on this one. MMO's can't succeed on the 360 with the Arcade and the support (b.s. support, but still) that MS is giving it. Just kill the damned thing. It only exists so that they can claim a $200 price point and so that customers can see the greater value of a Pro model.
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MAiKU  +   1934d ago
Gotta love MS destroying exclusivity!

It's just another mmorpg anyway.
Blaze929  +   1934d ago
@Shadow Flare
Actually no, playing a MMO game on the XBox 360 is free; all you have to pay for is the MMO subscription itself <---- That applies to Xbox Live Silver, the free service.

Now on Xbox Live Gold, yeah you'd still have to pay for the subscription fee. But chances are, if your playing a MMO on the 360, that's all your playing so why even get GOLD.

As for the internet fee...umm, that applies to every system it'll be on.
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SL1M DADDY  +   1934d ago
&quot;That was surprisingly fast.&quot;
Not really. I half suspected they would have made the announcement at the same time it was said to be "exclusive".

I can hear it now:

Yoichi Wada: "And now, exclusively for PS3 and PC, I bring you Final Fantasy XIV!!! Soon to be available on the 360."
DelbertGrady  +   1934d ago
$249.
gintoki777  +   1934d ago
so the words only on ps3 mean nothing wow just keep taking microsoft just keep taking the game was announced for 1 day you hear about it and talk to square enix reps after bring to dark alley way hold up a gun and say bring this to the 360 or it will cost your life. then next day we are considering bringing this to other platforms
gamesmaster  +   1934d ago
ok so now FFXIV going multiplat will mean its not just another morpg to fanboys now.

edit: yes and no? thats what makes me laugh about fanboys, with them, game's can go from something to nothing when platform announcements are concerned.

i think the game will be great, FFXIII style battle system chaining moves, combos and spells with your friends. i think its a winner, whatever system.
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menoyou  +   1934d ago
Square-Enix sucks so I don't really care. FFXIII looks gay but FFXIV looks interesting, and I hope it destroys World of Warcraft but knowing Square-Enix's track record I doubt it.
SL1M DADDY  +   1934d ago
@ Soda Popinsky
So you think it is coming to the Wii? The PSP Go? Or are we posting in random code...
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   1934d ago
@genesis5
"Guess MS brought their cheque book with them. "

or it could just be SE wanting to explore more ways to make money. Hmmm... what a concept other than MS bringing the cheque book. Yeah, I know mind blowing indeed!
MGSR THE HD VERSION  +   1934d ago
the game that sony gamers were bragging about is a timed exclusive, lol.
gameplayer  +   1934d ago
Isn't this game exclusive/timed exclusive on the PS3 and wouldn't that mean that Sony is the one writing a cheque to keep the game exclusive/timed exclusive? I'm sorry but the install base on either side is too large for me to honestly believe that a 3rd party would go exclusive without some serious cash these days, how have you guys possibly come to the conclusion that MS is the one writing cheques here?!
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gamesmaster  +   1934d ago
@THE HD VERSION
"the game that sony gamers were bragging about is a timed exclusive, lol."

the game that xbox gamers were bragging about is a multiplat, lol....
osamaq  +   1934d ago
online gaming is made to the Xbox live, I knew it when they said final fantasy 14 ONLINE that this game is hitting the Xbox 360
SpoonyRedMage  +   1934d ago
You know it could have been that Sony lied....

but of course none of you would assume that...
Xephon08  +   1934d ago
If it is on the 360 We can all benefit from it, it would enable more people to play the game and thus would increase the game population, which would help everyone in the game. So yes if it goes to the 360 which it might given XI was on it, it would help everyone who plays the game, frankly if you play an MMO and its vacant it sucks, the whole purpose of an MMO is to have a ton of people playing.

the only thing they have to do is solve the space issue, i doubt that old xbox360's with the 20gb and arcade would be able to handle the game unless they did something like have it run off the cd a little bit, so it could remove a big chunk of the 360 owners.
Monchichi025  +   1934d ago
LMFAO!!!
Pie in Face for Sony!

Square must REALLY hate Sony to make them look SOOO foolish!
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Tony P  +   1934d ago
Geez. Not even a day and already talking multi after an exclusive announcement. So my main question is who screwed who?
raztad  +   1934d ago
@MGSR

Are you talking about LP2 or MGs:Rising?

Anyway, I'm not sure many people was that excited about a MMORPG. Its cool for fanboys to brag about exclusivity, but an MMORPG is hardly a system seller.
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   1934d ago
Wouldn't it be cool if PS3 and Xbox 360 owners could play this together in the same world?

On second thought (apart from the technical feasibility), you would probably only get bickering from fanboys on both sides.
MGSR THE HD VERSION  +   1934d ago
"SquareEnix Considering More Platforms for FFXIV Including Xbox 360"

if you look at it, how could they ignore ms if ff11 was making them tons money off of their online service. with all these expansions that SE made in the past for 360/pc, i wouldn't be surprised if this game is just a timed exclusive.
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Jinxstar  +   1934d ago
I can't fins them saying that anywhere in the press conference. Can anyone link it from the original conference?
SpoonyRedMage  +   1934d ago
"11:56
FFXIV will be coming to the PS3 & PC. They are currently considering other hardware (including Microsoft hardware!) "

That's a direct quote.

http://e3.g4tv.com/thefeed/...

Here's a link to the conference. It's the first thing they say.

@V: Proof?
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cgoodno  +   1934d ago
FFXI makes SE a lot of money, but not on the 360. Their money is made from original PS2 and PC users.

I do see the comedy in this quick turn around. Wonder what Tretton is saying right now?

Either way, it's unlikely I'll play a FF MMORPG since they're just not my type of games.
Sarcasm  +   1934d ago
lol that didn't take long at all
Doppy  +   1934d ago
So why lead Sony on to believe it was in the first place. This is just a stunt so Microsoft will have an announcement at 2010 E3 saying FF 14 will be coming to the 360.
Information Minister  +   1934d ago
@ Blaze929
It's not that I disagree with you (you may actually be right), but that doesn't change the fact that the millions of gamers with Gold accounts that might want to play FFXIV will be forced to pay 2 subscription fees. And that will put them at a disadvantage over those with Silver accounts, putting Microsoft in a very awkward situation that I'm not sure they want to be in. How would they continue justifying the Gold subscription fee then?
7ero H3LL  +   1934d ago
you know both ff14 and mgsr wont see the light of day by late 2010 or beginning 11.
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Rob0g0rilla  +   1934d ago
It was never exclusive to PS3 to begin with
Since it's already announced for PC, it's on two platforms.
callahan09  +   1934d ago
@ Spoony, I have a feeling that this is Square screwing Sony. I believe that this is a deliberate attempt to make Sony look foolish. I mean, Sony was given the exclusive right to debut the trailer to the world. They didn't just have that trailer by dumb luck or by some weird coincidence, they didn't steal it from somewhere, the trailer was given to them, and the announcement was given the go-ahead by Square-Enix. Which means that Square led Sony to believe it was going to be exclusive only to pull the carpet out from under them immediately after. They're trying to make Sony look foolish. It's obvious. The question is: what the **** for?
RememberThe357  +   1934d ago
Monchichi025
It funny you say that. Because I thought when Kojima took the stage yesterday and made it clear that the "true" Metal Gear Solid game was exclusively on the PSP, looked like a pie in the face of MS.

Kojima: Metal Gear Rising is a spin off, the true sequel to Metal Gear is on the PSP. (paraphrasing)

I love this E3, Sony and Ms are going blow for blow.
thebudgetgamer  +   1934d ago
if it ends up on 360 i will never spend a dime on a square product again
not because it would be multi plat, but because this would be the second time they lied about being exclusiuve to one console.

>:/
king dong3  +   1934d ago
lol
quality!
SpoonyRedMage  +   1934d ago
@Callahan
Or it could be Sony trying to make Square look bad.

Square gave them the trailer and said it's confirmed for PC and PS3 and then Sony said it was exclusive and they've just clarified that they're keeping their options open. Square Enix never said it was exclusive, Sony did.

EDIT: If it is Square screwing Sony it could be because Sony screwed them with FFXI.
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Monchichi025  +   1934d ago
@ RememberThe357
Dude...how pathetic is it that you throw a PSP game as your arguement! Who the hell even cares about handheld games anyways??? We're talking PS3 vs 360 here. (P.S. Wipe your chin cuz you still have some pie on it!)
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SaberEdge  +   1934d ago
If Microsoft get a 3rd party game to come to their platform all the PS3 fans act like they're doing something dastardly, but if Sony get's a 3rd party game to come over to their console it is just "good job Sony". When Agent and Final Fantasy XIV were announced as exclusives for the PS3 I didn't hear a peep from the PS3 fanboys about Sony writing checks or "buying exclusives".

The irony that Sony has spent millions on outright buying up studios while complaining about Microsoft paying for an exclusive game seems to be lost on these people.

The hypocrisy is astounding.

Edit:
@Robogorilla

Nobody really cares if it is on PC. 90 percent of us are console gamers. Look at the sales of any PC game versus its console counterpart and you will see how marginal the PC is for gaming. In any case, we're talking about consoles here. If the game is only on PS3 and PC, then it is console exclusive to the PS3. This whole argument that because a game is on PC as well as a console it means it isn't exclusive is just a cop-out. Everybody knows that it means it is console exclusive.
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FamilyGuy  +   1934d ago
Kida ridiculous
For sony to get up on stage just one day before claiming "console exclusivity" and for Square to spit back in their face like this.

I wonder where all of squre enix's sony hate came from? They weere close last gen but i guess we just didn't notice that they simply go where the money/install base is.

I'm still interested in the game but i really wish i could here sonys side of this statement. This is far beyond "rising" coming to the 360 where they never said exclusive or not, this was Sony's BEST kept secret and they claimed it exclusive yet now it has the possibility of not being exclusive?

Ridiculous.

If sony didnt throw cash out to make sure FFXIII was exclusive then there no way they'll do it for an MMO. The only reason why it has a chance of NOT coming to the 360 is the fact HDDs aren't standard on the system.
FamilyGuy  +   1934d ago
@Spoony
"EDIT: If it is Square screwing Sony it could be because Sony screwed them with FFXI."

Wait, what happened? I don't know the story of that...

This really is Sonys fault, they should've bought/made SquareEnix a first party developer a LONG time ago. They were probably just WAY too expensive but Sony shoud've made the sacrifice.
Darkeyes  +   1934d ago
Just in... Wada got swine flu for being a pig.
LionMCK  +   1934d ago
Stop being dumbasses
This is the spiritual successor to a game that was also on the 360 and porting code from the PC version to either 360 or the next XBOX would be a simple process. This game will be being played even 8+ years from now of course they aren't going to lock themselves into just the PS3 and PC. Right now they are focusing on the PS3 for consoles because it is so much more popular in Japan, where a large portion of FFXI's base was. I'm surprised this is getting so much attention and I think half of you don't even realize the limited appeal of the game because of its MMO status. I'm hoping they figure out a clever way to reel in new gamers who are afraid of monthly fees. I'm an avid FFXI player since NA launch so fees don't bother me.

You guys DO realize this is a PC game that happens to also be on consoles right? The 90% of the serious gamers are going to be playing this on a PC probably. Just like FFXI it may LAUNCH on consoles but you will see the majority of people shifting to the PC version anyway. I doubt many xbox owners are really going to be left out on this one regardless of whether it remains exclusive to PS3. I'll own this on both PS3 and PC day one but you guys are really blowing this out of proportion in every single way. This is not really one of those games to get into a Sony vs MS debate.....most players will be PC, the game will have limited appeal, the game won't move many new consoles(not in the same way as a good single player FF), etc, etc.
Sez  +   1934d ago
maybe Sony should have waited til the check cleared before they made the annoucement. LOL
Kr155  +   1934d ago
when jack said. Exclusive to the ps3 in 2010 I do believe he implied it was timed exclusive. FFXI. Was on 360 so thi shouldn't be a surprise. Also if your interested in this game at all you want it to show up on the 360. MMOs need people in order to not fail. The more potential customers the less likely it will be that the game will fail. And to the 360 fanboys bragging. MS pulled the same crap when they insinuated mgs:r would be exclusive
KaBaW  +   1934d ago
That's cool. Will prolly be good.
I prolly won't get it, though.
Ima just stick with FF13 & FF13v.
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SpoonyRedMage  +   1934d ago
Well FFXI required the the harddrive peripheral for the PS2 to play it but shortly after the release, Sony announced the Slimline which had no support for the harddrive. Therefore no support for FFXI.

Then when the PS3 was released Square had the chance to make more money on it due to the Backwards Compatibility but then shortly after Sony took BC out. That's twice they stopped support.

Keep in mind FFXI is Square's biggest money maker.

Also people think Sony treated SE really well and I say we shouldn't 100% believe this. People give the example of Sony "bailing them out" but when you think back to Spirits Within you'll see that at the box office it made 70 million at the box office. Sony took 40 million of that and Square got hit with a 90 million loss.

Square rightfully asked Sony for help but instead of just loaning Square the money, Sony decided to buy 20% of the company. In the deal Sony also made it so Square couldn't release games on non-Sony platforms.

Now that doesn't sound too bad, Sony bought part of the company and helped them right? Well if you think about it they bought part of the company with the money they got from Spirits Within.

Square obviously wasn't very happy because shortly after they announced that they funded 49% of a new company to develop games for Nintendo. The thing is the company was Square's production team 2 and the head of team 2 was the person who owned 51%.

When Enix absorbed Square they made sure the exclusivity contract didn't stick.

From a purely business standpoint Sony should have bought Squaresoft out, I agree.
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airheadluffy  +   1934d ago
seems like the best way to make easy money this generation is to announce a ps3 exclusive and wait for microsoft to bring out their cheque book. i wouldnt be surprised if microsoft manages to bring Agent to the 360.
Grooski  +   1934d ago
Guys, seriously? Just like SE is "considering" other platforms for TLR. Its paying lip service to their fans, nothing more.
popup  +   1934d ago
I was going to mention a story about placing greed above focus and passion but then I found some statistics on the average weight of the population.

Why have a relationship when you can be a whore?
KaBaW  +   1934d ago
@popup -
So that hopefully you don't catch any STD's, or AIDS! :O
-MD-  +   1934d ago
@1.2
You can play MMO games on live without a gold subscription I thought every idiot in the world knew this already.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1934d ago
It was expected. The only FF that will stay exclusive is Versus XIII, because nomura won't work anywhere else, unless Square decide to put someone else at the port (just like Konami used to do with Kojima).

This is a FF MMO, the last one was multiplatform, why should this not follow this direction in times like this where going multi is the standard.

Sony announced it as console exclusive becuase probably there is already a team working to bring it to PS3 and PC (like FF XI for PS2) but after they are done with it, they will port even to Wii if they can.
All-3  +   1934d ago
Guess MS brought their cheque book with them.
Nahhhh - Square Enix has to find ways to pay off its £84.3 million investment for Eidos PLC, the holding company for Eidos Interactive.

Also - Square Enix has a 'polymorphic' business strategy. So developing for more than just one platform isn't really their direction. Besides... FFXIV was always a mutliplatform game. The official site lists it for Windows platforms too, before Sony's E3 2009 conference and announcement.
ThanatosDMC  +   1934d ago
So more delays then?
Alvadr  +   1934d ago
If this is true then Im not going to believe another word that Jack Trenton utters again!
LoVeRSaMa  +   1934d ago
I think Ill pass when it goes multi platform, just like FFXIII
Jecht  +   1934d ago
Ok... I'm just going to throw this out there..
First, is anyone really surprised? SE doesn't make exclusives, they make "exclusives".

Second, source is an xbox fan website. Where are all the people shouting biased?

Third, CONSIDERING!!!! That is a KEY word. Just because they are considering it, doesn't mean it's going to happen. But it probably will.

Now, moving on to the 360 fans (or fanboys/girls) talking about how the 360 is "teh greatest fer teh online games" and about FFXI going to it, I have a few things to say.

First, no the 360 is not the greatest. Yeah, it's got something great in Live, but the truth is that Live is PLAGUED with problems. I won't bother getting into an argument with 360 fanboys over what, because you know what, you just don't want to admit it. Second, FFXI only went to the 360 because if it didn't, SE would have lost a f*ckton of money since Sony stopped supporting the harddrive for the PS2. SE had no choice. And even still, few 360 gamers cared.

And next, this stupid installed base argument is so lame. Microsoft doesn't report actual sold consoles, they report shipped consoles. And you have no idea if Microsoft is counting RROD'd units, so you have no accurate number for their installed base. For all you know, it could be LESS than the PS3, but the point is that no one knows but Microsoft. And if you trust big businesses, then you're the most naive person in the world and I'm amazed you made it this far in life.

Pure and simple, SE are stupid and greedy. Fact, the PS3 makes money for developers as being the ONLY console that hasn't been pirated. Fact, all PS3's have a harddrive, which is perfect for MMO's. Fact, PS3 users want any kind of RPG's so they will play any kind of RPG's. If you DON'T think that MS has anything to do with this, then again you're naive.

Wada is a fool who will drive SE into the ground with his plainly foolish, unwavering support of a console whose base cares absolutely nothing for the genre that the company he runs is all about. All while ignoring the console that WANTS the games the company he runs is all about. And when it comes down to it, SE is operating under shady business practices, foolish moves, and repackaging of ideas. And that is NOT how Japanese business is conducted, which is why SE is losing all credibility as a serious and influential game development and publishing company.
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BLuKhaos  +   1934d ago
meh seeing as this is more like a sequel to FFXI and that wasn't exclusive I don't see why this would be so surprising, after all this is Squeenix we're talking about.
pumpkinpunker  +   1934d ago
Who says MS has to pay money to get this on the 360?

SE is releasing the game for both Microsoft Windows and the PS3. All MS has to do is refuse to license Windows to SE and SE is effectively screwed seeing how the majority of revenue received from an MMO is from the PC community.

Sony fanboys need to get a perspective on how huge a force Microsoft is in the gaming world because of Windows. Square has to open it's checkbook to Microsoft.
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thebudgetgamer  +   1934d ago
the fact that you call others fanboys is hilarious to me
:)pot and kettle my friend
popup  +   1934d ago
@Jecht. Nicely and wisely put.
Megatron08  +   1933d ago
Will this isnt the 1st time $ony has used their check book to keep developers from announcing games on other platfroms. Anyone remember when $ony broke out the check book to keep ubisoft from announcing AC on the 360

I said this would happen anyways
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thesummerofgeorge  +   1933d ago
I love how 360 fanboys are carving up Sony already...
And nothings even been confirmed (not that it wuld make sense if it were anyway). They're CONSIDERING other consoles, slow down people.
vhero  +   1933d ago
Are you all stupid?? they said considering they are not confirming crap! Did you eve read the title let alone the article?? Also Square said more platforms they didn't mention the 360 or any other system just thinking about other systems so it would probably mean a delayed release. So stop spouting crap saying Sony lost an exclusive over 360 before its actually been announced will ya?

God damn fanboys...
Tito Jackson  +   1933d ago
360 WAS A LOGICAL MOVE
If they were considering going multiplat, than 360 was a logical choice. The MAJORITY of multiplat games sell better on the 360. I didn't say ALL, I said the MAJORITY. Whats all the fuss about?
Genesis5  +   1934d ago
MS will spend any amount of cash to avoid Sony having this as an exclusive. It's what they do best.
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soxfan2005  +   1934d ago
MS doesn't need money to entice third parties - 30+ million Xbox 360's, and the potential revenue for a developer to make a game available on the 360, is more than enough. Selling more consoles is what MS does best.

EDIT @ below - so, I guess third parties make PS3 games for free out of the goodness of their hearts. I mean, you make it sound like Sony doesn't pay for anything.

EDIT @ 2.3 - MS offers a used 20gb hard drive for $30 to buyers of the Arcade. The 60gb is $100 new.
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menoyou  +   1934d ago
Actually they do need money because these are japan centric games. Square-Enix has sold jack this gen (low sales records for their company) because all their RPGs have been on 360. Also many developers are very open about how Microsoft throws money at them for exclusivity or to break Sony's exclusivity.
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Xephon08  +   1934d ago
Its a 30 mil userbase with an astrix, the people who have an arcade have to purchase a HDD which isn't too much to assume they would but its what $100 for it? so its conditional at 30 million, but there is a good chunk that wouldn't have access to it right away.
Nitrowolf2  +   1934d ago
I am not surprise by this at all.
Nitrowolf2  +   1934d ago
Anyone Surprise?
Fiona  +   1934d ago
i think it will be kind of a timed exlcusive. PS3 first then the 360. Im not gona get the game because i am not into MMO. Third party exclusive are slowly dying.
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Nitrowolf2  +   1934d ago
lol i know
just like "MGS4; no body wants to play a movie: Rumor of MGS4 for 360 rise: sweet its coming!!!!!!"
Vicodin  +   1934d ago
"Third party exclusive are slowly dying."

Hilarious!!!
waltercross  +   1934d ago
Nitrowolf2
Looks like everyone wanted to play a "movie".

Playing a MMPOG on a console is just weird to me.
maybe I'm just old fashion, I prefer MMPOG's on computer.
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Ps_alm3k  +   1934d ago
Its gonna be perhaps time....
exclusive, but on launch...it will be ps3 and pc.
raztad  +   1934d ago
And it makes sense. All new SOE titles are cross platform, PC first and now PS3. the first and foremost goal of a MMORPG is to bring the wider audience possible. So I think it is quite reasonable that FFXIV announcement means console exclusive.
Lucreto  +   1934d ago
Ìt depends on how they will run it. Will the PS3 players and 360 players interact or are they separate.

With MS closed network could be a problem. Anyway I doubt 360 owners are willing to pay more on top of the $50 to play it.

edit: They just stated they will have worldwide servers that are cross-platform and cross-region
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Chris399  +   1934d ago
Wow! Square Enix, bringing gamers...together?
My head just exploded. Excuse me while I pick up the mess.
slave2Dcontroller  +   1934d ago
LOL
You can bet that this WILL be a Multi Plat game. My guess is that its timed exclusive for the Trey but yeah, Its going to the 360 as well.
Sizzon  +   1934d ago
Lost Planet 2 to PS3
Final Fantasy XIV to Xbox 360

both wins.
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   1934d ago
You just basically turned 90% of the people on this site against you. Don't you know, this is where fanboys hang out!
yoghurt  +   1934d ago
Still seems a bit strange how Sony made a big thing of it being 'exclusive' from a console perspective...maybe by other platforms they mean psp...? atari lynx? ha ha
PAPERCHASER0396  +   1934d ago
CONSIDERING
Does the word "Considering" make so many 360 fans feel good? I guess so... Sort of like a Kid passing by the ice cream place crying and mother tells the kid I will "consider" stopping later if you are good just to calm him down.... Lol Microsoft is like a thief it would rather steal than to earn it by themselves until they say confirmed keep crying
cgoodno  +   1934d ago
They said there was some "confusion" on the announcement. So, someone got something mixed up, either SE or Sony.
kewlkat007  +   1934d ago
Considering.....haha
Guys this MMO game will be on the Xbox 360/PS3/PC and maybe an Iphone version. Oh yeah, you can Quote me.
waltercross  +   1934d ago
I Totally agree, It's a MMPOG made by SE.
It'll be everywhere eventually.
mesh1  +   1934d ago
HAHAHA SONY AND their lies . well i still wont be buying this garabge of a game "online" bring on final fantasy 13 plz
TheHater  +   1934d ago
ONLY ON THE XBOX 360
Tales of Vesperia
Eternal Sonata
Bioshock
Ninja Gaiden 2
Enchanted Arms

Did all those games had "ONLY ON XBOX 360" logo on them?
Don't bring you one sided bullsh!t here
Ashriel  +   1933d ago
Bioshock had a "only on xbox360 and pc" logo, if I remember well o.o
Unicron  +   1934d ago
Expected.

Once you go MP, you don't really go back. Hell, the game wasn't even exclusive at the announcement, as it's available on the PC. Yes children, if you can get it on the PC as well, it's NOT exclusive. Stop trying to spin it.

I'm not an MMO fan though. I'm still more interested in a potential Kingdom Hearts 3, and FFXIII.
cgoodno  +   1934d ago
Tell that to 360 fans who keep saying most 360 games like L4D, Mass Effect, and the such are exclusives. I'm not agreeing with them, but I can see why a PS3 fan would do the same on this game.
waltercross  +   1934d ago
They said: Console exclusive, Console is like the 360, PS3, Wii etc.
The PC is not a console, most everything shows up there.
Godmars290  +   1934d ago
Was probably just a timed exclusive.

But if its a subscription based MMO who's really going to care?
waltercross  +   1934d ago
It's coming out for the PC to so It'll be
subscription based.
Claudinho69  +   1934d ago
i dont know why squareenix can make a online game with cross platforms interact with each other and nobody else can....

imagine xbox 360 team vs. playstation 3 team 0.0
skatezero246  +   1934d ago
0_o just another way to fuel the fanboy war ... I can see it now xbox fans we got the best summons, Sony fans we have the biggest crew lol <-- just examples of what we will here
Claudinho69  +   1934d ago
nah it wasnt like that on ffxi
Jockamo  +   1934d ago
How will this work?

If they already agree to have it on PC and Playstation...was that meant to be a crossplat mmo?

Or if now that the 360 might have it, will it be 360 & PC? Maybe some PC with PS3 and some PC with 360?

Anyway, I'm sad for Sony. I was happy that they were able to get it back on their console exclusively.
skatezero246  +   1934d ago
Im ok with it, we still have Final Fantasy Versus 13 witch in my opinion looks the best out of all the RPG's being developed right now
Tony P  +   1934d ago
So far FFXI is the only MMO to implement cross-platform play that I'm aware of. And I'm fairly sure they'll do the same for whatever consoles they decide to bring on board to XIV. My question is...what other "platforms" are they considering besides 360?

Maybe 360 and Mac?
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MGOelite  +   1934d ago
i watched squareenix show and when did they say that?
MGOelite  +   1934d ago
when did they say it might be coming to 360 and that link doesnt work
TheColbertinator  +   1934d ago
Got to G4,there is a live blog on the Square Enix conference.No cameras are allowed
Bodyboarder_VGamer  +   1934d ago
More or less the liars here are called Square-Enix not Sony. Remember that Square said for like 3 years straight that FFXIII was PS3 exclusive and one morning they simply changed their mind and said that it was multiplatform because they wanted as much people as possible playing their games.

But then, where is the PS3 version of The Last Remnant and the other crappy games they announced exclusively for X360? It is not as I would like to play their sh!t, I'm just using this to prove a point.

Now Mr. Colbot, you can shove that link into your ass.

=== Anyway, the game was multiplat to begin with so it is not such a big deal if an online only game that probably nobody will play goes to the X360. After what happened with FFXIII everything is expected.
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sukru  +   1934d ago
Forget it
I was never excited about FF: Online, and definitely not about this either. I'll just play my FF:XIII with the comfort of not paying a monthly fee, or whatsoever.

I've experience with MMO games, and only bottom line is, that they kill your personal life. I want to play games at times when I feel like it, not when my guild feels like it.
Nergardless  +   1934d ago
agree
absolutly that's the reason i don't care about this game
so let it be multiplat and hopefully ya'll have fun with it
HackMaxx  +   1921d ago
I agree on personal life being affected takes a ton of self discipline to play MMO's now they're so moreish..:D
skatezero246  +   1934d ago
wow that was fast, microsoft needs to stop stealing Sony exclusives and come up with there own exclusives but there the best game platform? lol what a joke
The Master Chief  +   1934d ago
Microsft needs to do whatever they want, including getting all the big games because Xbox 360 is successful.

You choose to buy a PS3.
HackMaxx  +   1921d ago
Sony's booboo
Microsoft didn't make any move SE memtioned it was multi at E3.
I did not murder him  +   1934d ago
PS3 exclusives vanishing before our eyes.
skatezero246  +   1934d ago
Just like lost planet 2? what a joke I feel bad for you really Your missing out on God of War 3, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, Final Fantasy Versus 13 <-- best looking rpg being developed ryt now(imo), and MAG looks like we have plenty of exclusives

@ Why dis/ I did not murder him
Microsoft didn't say anything about it, why would they want to tell there trolls u as an example that Lost planet 2 is going to the ps3 it was revealed during the PS3 conference
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MetalGearBear  +   1934d ago
oh!!!!
i am scared!!!!! RRODBOX owner pay more $$$!!!!!
I did not murder him  +   1934d ago
Link please...
If you just show where MSFT has ever said LP2 and MGSR are 360 exclusive. Thank you.

360 is their primary platform so its no surprise devs showcase their games with the bigger base that spend more on games.
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Fiona  +   1934d ago
well.....of course they are, most of them were first on PS brand. They can not compete with sony on first party games because sony got the upper hand. Sony does not have to much to steal from microsoft on 3rd party. Maybe ME 2 or LFD but i doub it. I think SP:C can come to ps3 but i dont know.

And yes, i think your are correct, i dont remember MSFT bragging about lost planet exclusivity to 360. Maybe i missed it.
The Master Chief  +   1934d ago
ha! The tears are streaming!
Unicron  +   1934d ago
Funny how murder just said this a few minutes ago -

http://n4g.com/events_e3200...

"When did Konami announce this for PS3? anyways that might be a good thing it might have a more western action quality to it. This could be the MGS people are waiting for."

You're a fanboy and a hypocrite. Good day, troll.
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really duh  +   1934d ago
^^^
Still waiting for Kojima's PS3 version announcement as for this news its coming from the devs mouth. I hope you understand the difference. Why so emotional fanboy?
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Rob0g0rilla  +   1934d ago
Lol, this game was never exclusive to PS3.
Just like Left 4 Dead2, Alan Wake, and Splinter Cell Conviction aren't exclusive to 360.

Well, maybe FFXIV was exclusive to PS3 for like an hour until they announced it for PC.

@chief
So what? I won't be playing FFXIV on a Sony PS3 either now. It'll be on PC as well Alan Wake and Splinter CC. I have absolutely no problem enjoying them on PC.
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The Master Chief  +   1934d ago
Just like Left 4 Dead2, Alan Wake, and Splinter Cell Conviction aren't exclusive to 360.

Enjoy playing them on PC. You won't be enjoying them on Sony PS3. :)
MGOelite  +   1934d ago
it will probably come to pc im guessing but i cant see it going to 360.

fanboys are gonna misread this and eat it up
SpoonyRedMage  +   1934d ago
They confirmed it for PC and PS3 and then said they were considering other hardware.
disgaea  +   1934d ago
sony did said Exclusive at Launch YESTERDAY
7thNightvolley  +   1934d ago
yup
Until MICROSOFT told SE to bend over.
testerg35  +   1934d ago
Man.. you guys automatically blame MS. Could it be that SE sees more $$$ by going multiplatform?
Jockamo  +   1934d ago
Maybe they had to work something out with Live costs before they could commit to MS... I mean, you're already paying for Gold...would you have to pay the real subscription fee on top on that?

i guess we'll see...
SpoonyRedMage  +   1934d ago
Or it could be that they told Sony it was confirmed for PC and PS3 and Sony went out there and said it was excsluive but Square Enix never actually said it wasn't going to go on the 360 as well.

Or Sony lied...
Nergardless  +   1934d ago
@above
yes it could be sony who lied but i don't see the reason to lie for them(except it's timed) because if SE had told them it will be multiplat why would they step out and tell it's xclusive this makes no sense in my eyes and somehow i don't understand the relationship square is having with sony i mean i thought sony is owning parts of them so how does this behavour fit to both
NMC2007  +   1934d ago
LMAO!!! This is so awesome, no, not the fact that this may be on 360 but the fact that PS3 fans got so excited over it and they don't even play FFXI, the fact that to them this was something because it was exclusive, but now........ heh, look at them now.

Oh N4G, without you my laughter would only come from stand up comics, family guy, south park & Reno 911, thanks for being the funniest bunch of folks on the internet.

Well if it does come to 360 then I will pick it up because I did play FFXI on 360 for a while but stopped and am currently thinking about going back, I don't want to be consumed by it like a good friend of mine.
disgaea  +   1934d ago
they said this is only console you can this on Launch yesterday
divideby0  +   1934d ago
lets see...you LMAO at PS3 users who played and stopped and in the next line, you did the same...play and stop playing it...
you realize you are lol at yourself...
cant make this stuff up
GiantEnemyCrab  +   1934d ago
Excellent hopefully more 306 luvin from Square!
NMC2007  +   1934d ago
@divideby0
at what point in my post did I LMAO at PS3 fans who have played and stopped? My LMAO was at the reactions in this thread after reading the one where this was thought to be exclusive, I did not LMAO at on and off players as I am one of those people.

Thanks for playing.
waltercross  +   1934d ago
I Don't think many really even care much for FF14 anyways.
FF14 is a MMPOG, I'll never play a MMPOG on a console.

Most comments I saw about FF14 were people acting
not very interested Even before this posting.

Sure there were some that acted very excited, but many
were not that excitable.
divideby0  +   1934d ago
beep beep...MS in typical fashion backs truck up and dumps the $$ for it...
Cyrus365  +   1934d ago
Why is not like RPG's (JRPG's) have sold well on 360, in North America, or anywhere else, especially in Japan, where Final Fantasy is biggest draw there.
bob saget remix  +   1934d ago
Oh this was for the pc to
This wasn't exclusive ever then. PC is a format so. Oh well. All I want is GOW 3. Give me GOW 3!
Raoh  +   1934d ago
nothing has been probably finalized on paper yet with microsoft. the game was in development for 5 years. so playstation and pc were a given.

we just got the announcement about ffxiii for 360 last year.

another issue might be that it's an mmorpg. apb is on again off again for the 360, marvel mmo for 360 gone, huxley 360 gone, although we havent heard anything wrong with champions online they are not at E3 either.

i dont think ffxi did very well on the 360. and monthly mmo fees on top of monthly xbox live fees probably dont sit well with gamers. not to mention microsfot not controlling the servers.
fooflex  +   1934d ago
All around problems...
I'm noticng a constant delay in all MMO console titles, where the heck is DC ONline, or the Agency? They seemed to keep getting delayed as well. I'm positive that FF XIV will not hit in 2010, the earliest 2011 and I wouldn't even be surprised if it gets pushed to 2012, just remember how long they've delayed XIII, and this one is an MMO, no way that'll release on time.
drdre74  +   1934d ago
well its Sony's own fault for not paying for exclusives like 360 does. So I won't hold my breathe on it not going to 360 which i could care less about since I'll be playing it either way on my PS3.
MetalGearBear  +   1934d ago
WOW!!!!
not big deal. LOL
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