Square Enix: Official Statement on Final Fantasy XIII Debacle Shortly

Square Enix is going under a lot of heat currently thanks to very poor decision when a batch of Final Fantasy XIII screens were released to the public yesterday showcasing identical screens and graphics in both the Xbox 360 and PS3 version of the game. Since this has caused a rather large controversy, Square Enix is now attempting to clear their name and are preparing a statement to release to the masses very shortly.


Square has released an official statement now.

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3sq3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

"Need to clarify a few things regarding FFXIII screenshots. These were not meant to be released as a comparison of FFXIII on the two consoles...

The X360 batch in our press kit was the wrong one. We will have a statement shortly."

1. Then what were they meant for?
2. Wrong one? How come you have the photoshop version in your possession?
3. Did you check them before you sent them out?

MattyF3046d ago

Sounds like they are admitting to foul play here from within the company to a certain extent.

we won3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

I can't wait to see the pics. It's obvious SE wanted to avoid upsetting the massive Sony Playstation fanbases in Asia, NA and Eur markets. It would have hurt their sales greatly if they shown the PS3 version not being on par with the 360 version(INGAME). Now PS3 fanboys have forced SE to reveal *soon* that the PS3 version is not on par with the 360 version(INGAME)

I mean come the game was lead on PS3 and ported to the 360 why would SE and most other devs try to hide this type of circumstance that would result in the lead being superior? They hide it because PS3 was lead and the 360 version is superior during gameplay and in game movies. People that have seen the game as late as X10 have said the 360 version is sharper/crisper(INGAME)

1.3 You're talking about people like IGN that played a build of the game a month ago, that build was probably older than the month old IGN statement based off of their preview a month ago. I'm talking about X10 event

MattyF3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

People have played both versions and have stated that the Xbox 360 version isn't as graphically strong as the PS3 version.

Edit: I know someone who was at the Square Enix FF13 event just this pass week and he said the difference between the two is a bit noticeable, but the 360 version still looks great.

andron6663046d ago

I think somebody got it backwards here...LOL

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IdleLeeSiuLung3046d ago

"People have played both versions and have stated that the Xbox 360 version isn't as graphically strong as the PS3 version. " -mattyf


Because gamespot had this to say:

"However, we noticed at this stage that the movies on the Xbox 360 suffered from more compression than on the PlayStation 3, while the Xbox 360 had an overall crisper image quality in the main game. "


Mike134nl3046d ago

Not assuming the worst somebody at the marketing team might have decided it was easier to photoshop the images instead of getting some pictures of the 360 version.

Valkyre3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )


Ya really...

Take a walk around IGN and listen to what they have to say about which version looks better...or check the forums from people who have actually played both versions in SF on that promotional FFXIII bus saying PS3 has the edge over 360...

so ya... Really...

You link me Gamespot , i link you IGN , my penis is bigger than yours... seriously this is pointless...whatever differences there are nobody is going to be paying attention counting pixels like a moron...

ZombieNinjaPanda3046d ago

@We Won

Will you GTFO the site if you're wrong? I've seen some delusional sht talking before, but you take the cake.

Immortal Kaim3046d ago

Yeah, I don't think any of us should jump to conclusions until we have our hands on the game. Gamespot UK and Lostgamer played the final build at a UK press event and claimed that the 360 version looked better in gameplay but had noticeable compression during cutscenes. Whereas IGN and some neogaf members who played the two versions on that tour-bus thing (can anyone confirm if these were final builds?) claimed that the PS3 version looked better overall (I assume during gameplay and cutscenes)...

Moral of the story, wait until you play it for yourself before you make yourselves look like a moron by claiming one is 'superior'...

Shadow Flare3046d ago

I can't believe how stupid and lazy SE are. That was the laziest attempt at doctoring an image. At least doctor a different image, why use exactly the same image for both consoles. What tools. And the hell do they mean, they "weren't intentional"? What were they created for then? SE, you sent those pics yourselves. Don't take us for fools. You're obviously trying to cover up one consoles version of the game for its incompetance. And we all know it should be the 360 thats gimping the game, but i bet SE has somehow wrecked this game so bad that the ps3 turns out the worse copy. I wouldn't be so surprised, your head is so far up microsoft's butt this generation, and you've been going downhill ever since. You bunch of tools

Celeras3046d ago

The only people who care about this are the respective fanboys who want to declare victory for either side.

Everybody knows the Ps3 version is superior, and the game is ALREADY RELEASED in japan for months. SE doesn't care about your petty console war.. this is only a 'controversy' to sites like this one. Nobody else cares.

Hellsvacancy3046d ago

Y do any of u mofos even care man, i certainly dont, FF13 isnt even a rental in my books

Just me i guess

Shadow Flare3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

I'm not buying the game either. I just hate the fact squaresoft used to be my favourite developers. They created my favourite game. And now they've turned into these douchebags. Who would quite happily affect game quality through their own greed

Millah3045d ago

@ we won

wow, could you possibly be any more of a complete douchebag? thank god you only have 1 bubble, its pretty obvious why you do.

Blitzed3045d ago (Edited 3045d ago )

Are you suggesting there was a PS3 version of the game running for comparisson at Microsofts X10 event?!

You've made some pretty delusional comments over your post history so I just wanted to clarify.

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edwineverready3046d ago

We are looking into how the #FFXIII altered screens ended up in our press kit &will update asap. This was obviously not intentional...

..Aside from easily being proven as altered, and this method not being one we use, we don't feel there is a need to enhance the X360 #FFXIII

vhero3045d ago

Yeah the fact they wrote we didn't feel the need to enhance the 360 version means they openly admitted they think themselves the ps3 version is better.

mastiffchild3045d ago

Yeah, whether that's true(about them actuallyy needing to cover up the 360 version shortcomings) or it's not they really shouldn't have said this as it looks like they ARE hiding somewthing even if they aren't.

People act on the "methinks the lady doth protest too much" even if SE haven't ever heard of it. Another thing: aren't the PS3 fanboys already annoyed at SE? That being so why should they worry unduly about upsetting THEM wen they already did their asian sales where PS3 is most important and doesn't that make it more likely they'd try to keep their 360 gamers sweet(whether by masking the truth or not)who they're yet to upset? They're pretty confident of the PS3 crowd buying a game they already supported on PS2 but as a newcomer(except MMO) on 360 surely they want to keep them as sweet as humanly possible given the ad deal and bundle deals in the west on 360, no? Whatever, a bad 360 version wuould definitely hutrt hem more at this stage, imo, than a kick in the teeth for PS3 FFfans who they could still win over with Vs, no? AND if ?Vs goes multi isn't that even more reason not to fudge FF13 on the 360?

Anyway, I doubt there's a sheet of paper between the versions myself and possibly someone just wanted to make sure the press shots were completely identical to avoid any possible upset but now they got EVERYONE looking at it and if there's much wrong with one or the other they're really up sh1t street. Whoever thought this was a good idea and that gamers AND the gaming media were this dumb will be looking for another job right about now and that's the only thing i'm certain of. The only thing making me wonder at all about the relative quality of the versions(which is negligable by all accounts 've seen)is that SE, this gen, couldn't care less about offending PS3 owners outside Japan(or Japanese 360 owners, sadly, who get the worst deal off them with broken promises of exclusivity and no FF13 we everyone else gets it!)so I can't see them sparing their feelings now.

Shaman3046d ago

Whoa...this wont end well,either ps3 version is superior which is more likely so they dont want to upset people who want to buy bundle,or 360 version is superior so they dont wont to upset hardcore FF ps3 owners...whatever it is every owner should know what they are buying now im more pissed of because of them lying then i would be if few pixels would be better on other console...

Raoh3046d ago

microsoft has been handling the ffxiii promotion thus far..

could microsoft have.. naww.. they have too much character for that.. right?

hops2cents3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

very classy use of insinuating +bubbles

edit- lighten up mr. disagreer, you'll live longer

vhero3045d ago

Your probably right like I said in the first place the first place to release those shots was Kotaku a known 360 fanboy site.

MGSR THE HD VERSION3046d ago (Edited 3046d ago )

"Square Enix is going under a lot of heat currently thanks to very poor decision when a batch of Final Fantasy XIII screens were released to the public yesterday showcasing identical screens and graphics in both the Xbox 360 and PS3 version of the game."

I wonder who's the group of people who are putting them under this kind of scrutiny over PR shots?

Dice, Ubisoft, EA, all have been using PR shots taken from their PC versions of games lots of times. why nobody has even brought that in the defence for SE, i don't know.

if people are expecting some sort of a comparison match then people need to have the two versions or at least have somebody with the two copies, which is only in one more month. if people were expecting SE to be having those shots strictly for a comparison that's stupid.

if SE makes a batch of 360 shots right away then cool, they'll probably make some shots that you can't make a comparison with. (taken at different angles and sh!t)

anyways, if somebody has the two versions right now then id rather see that instead.

VegaShinra3046d ago

The problem is they passed off both sets with the buttons as on both systems. Not bullshots like EA and Ubi do for there games

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