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vgn242650d ago

Of course it is. EVERY third party game, from Gears of War to Metal Gear is always under consideration for a crossover. It's about money. This is a business. Fanboys don't run these companies, businessmen do. If it is feasible, "IF", then it'll happen.

GWAVE2650d ago

So, "yes, it will be multiplatform, but there will be no performance drop or cuts to the gameplay! I promise! I promise!"

When will people stop taking SE seriously? Their company is a joke run by half-drunk mules at this point.

deafwing2650d ago

how did you even think to type that.

Akagi2650d ago

Post-2000, what good has SE done? Really?

StanLee2650d ago

The internet will explode if or when this is announced.

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gaffyh2650d ago

It probably will end up going multiplat and then end up looking blocky in parts like FF13 (seriously, look at the FINGERS). I hope it stays exclusive, but I'll get the game either way.

nix2650d ago

i don't mind as long as it doesn't gimp the PS3 version.

hay2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

@Akagi: The World Ends With You and FF12 for me.

If it'll go on Box this time I'll download it and then buy if it's lesser cr*p than FF13.

Darrius Cole2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

@NIX

If it goes multi-platform then it is going to gimp the PS3 version. Just the same way that being multi-platform gimped the FFXIII.

@EVERYONE IN GENERAL

The thing is I don't think being multi-platform is going to increase the overall sales. FF13 sold about 850,000 units on 360. I am convinced that it would have sold at least 1 million more units on PS3 if it were exclusive.

Pure fan-ism would have been worth an extra million copies. If it(FF13) had allowed the PS3's advantages to actually improve the game it would have sold more than an extra million. A PS3-exclusive FF13 would have done things like leaving the cities and towns in the game, being open-world from the beginning, putting English and Japanese soundtracks and subtitles on every disc, all because it would still have space on the Blu-ray disc. Moveover it would not have nerfed the graphics from the original vision and trailers because PS3 are able to produce better graphics. Those differences alone would have meant better ratings and better sales.

Being multi-platform doesn't always help a game sell more. Actually going multi-platform late in the marketing of a game actually makes it sell worse I believe. You piss of fans who were expecting an exclusive, and you nerf the game for the lowest common denominator; so they never turn-out as good as they were expected to be.

P.S.

On top of all that above, FF13 got no marketing on PS3 in the western hemisphere. All of the FF13 marketing in the US and Europe had 360 logos in it.

All these thing added together convince me that FF13 sales numbers got no significant benefit from being multi-plat instead of PS3 exclusive.

1. The game was lesser than it would have been if it were PS3 exclusive.
2. The PS3 version of the game got no marketing in the US or Europe.
3. Much of the game's natural fan-base, PS3 owners in the US, were insulted because the game went multi-platform....in a way to designed to create maximum shock value, I might add.

Need more bubbles...the more I write, more material I think of, the more convince I become.

Brewski0072650d ago

These guys let this information slip out there so they get offers from both microsoft and sony. Microsoft used all their big bucks to get xiii and now an announcement like this just baits them to do the same again. While it also baits sony to pay up more for exclusivity rights.
This is just a smart business tactic from some suits i think.

mikeslemonade2650d ago

Square Enix is freaking garbage I'm not buying this or FFXIII. Versus 13 is going to be gimped.

As far as Microsoft strategy they obviously payed Square Enix so they can make it multiplatform. The multiplatform prevents 360-only console owners that are Square Enix fans to go out and buy a PS3.

Redempteur2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

When SE is using the assets of a console , the game is sure to be something ...

The world ends with you ( ds )
FF the cristal bearers ( a technical marvel on wii IMO )
Dissidia ( psp )

And so on ...

Se is at his best when they try to exploit the console they are devellopping on .. Going multiplat is wrong and will affect the game it self IMO ...

kalebgray922650d ago

cuz they gave the finger to playstation... the plattform that made them from great developers to legendary.... they just go after money now... which im not blaming them for it... it is a business but they lack the motivation to make the greatest games of all time like they did with ffvii, ffx, and kingdom hearts... yeah i said it kingdom hearts ....... but since 2004 ill say.... they just said screw you playstation... now ff versus xiii is supposed to be the next 7 or 10 but if they comprimise the ps3 version and actually go multiplatt the same will happen to ff that happened to 13.... make it an ok game

JAMurida2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

lol, if FFXIII Versus is announced to come on the 360, WW3 will break out.

But really I don't mind as long as they don't cut content or leave out extras that were original planned to make both versions "equal".

Christopher2650d ago

***If it goes multi-platform then it is going to gimp the PS3 version. Just the same way that being multi-platform gimped the FFXIII. ***

And 99% of the customer base won't even tell the difference, and Square Enix knows that.

CryWolf2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

If Square Enix take FFXIII Versus multiplatform were going to lose gameplay/high quality graphics and didn't they already take 1GB of gameplay from 360 version of Final fantasy 13, I remember reading about on this web site where's the irony at.

Luzce2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Regardless if they can tell the difference or not, people pay for the better quality. How many people do you think can tell the difference between 720p and a 1080p? Nevertheless, many of those people that can't tell pay for the 1080p set. How many people can tell the difference between Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Master Audio? Not many, but people pay for it.

Apart from it being... awesome, I believe this is why GOW3 sold so well. People believed it was the "best looking game". So I'll agree with Darrius Cole, gimping the PS3 version of FFXIII to make a 360 port would possibly hurt more than help the sales of the game.

But then again my opinion doesn't matter and they'll do whatever they want.

Ninja-Sama2650d ago

Looks like I'm gonna rent versus, or borrow it from a friend.

Millah2650d ago

Do people honestly even care about versus at this point? Honestly, who gives a fuck about anything square enix does anymore, they've shown their true colors and intentions with ff13 and every other recent game of theirs. They don't care about making the best jrpg in the business anymore, all they care about is making the most money. So honestly, I would almost guarantee that this will probably be brought to 360 as well, and the game will turn into some shitty Japanese hack and slash type game and not a true action jrpg..

Blaine2649d ago

That's exactly how I feel about Capcom this gen. They used to be almighty during the PS2 era, until they turned around and spat in Sony's face.

I haven't bought a single game of theirs this gen. DMC4 wasn't even close to living up to the series' original; Lost Planet looks good in internet videos but is actually an excruciatingly average game; Bionic Commando, Dark Void, lol; and Dead Rising which was 360 exclusive in its first installment (to name a few).

Capcom and SE both went the way of the $$$, and I have no respect for them anymore. A coincidence that their games suck? I don't think so. And, to anyone who would want to argue with me that their games don't suck, consider how amazing their games used to be and compare with what they are now (and imagine what they could/should be).

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Jamie Foxx2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

..harsh but true

Redrum0592650d ago

Yet, another game gimped... I hope nomura has something to say about this.

ShinMaster2650d ago

Nomura was always willing to keep the game as PS3 exclusive. Even reassured his dev team that the code would stay as it is.

But unfortunately, he doesn't run SquareEnix. So nothing's for sure.

Theonik2650d ago

Nomura did threaten SE taht he would quit if Versus also went multiplat. That is why it hasn't been announced so far. I don't think SE will risk it after the FFXIII 360 sales.

APOFISBORICUA2650d ago

not because it is on the 360, just because Square has lost it. The game is not as good as previous RPGS no matter you are a fanboy of whatever console. Versus for me is going to be the same and it may end being a multiplatform game because as somebody said: "third party exclusives are almost dead". Its up to first party studios to show us what the console they work has to offer, and in this category MS lost no matter how many FF or MGS they get. So to me I dont give a $hit if it goes multiplatform because Im not going to buy it. The same way I didnt bougth FF13.
Look at what happened to Red Dead Redemption...3 years after Rstar started to work on GTA4 and they used the same sub HD engine on the PS3. This is disrespectfull that they even took the time to at least make it on par with the 360 engine. That only means that everybody wants money...and the easier way to get it the better. Thats why the Wii has lots of shovelware and we PS3 players have bad ports and 360 owners are proud they have "stole" the games we made famous...I really dont care!!. You can keep FF versus too if you want, that doesnt change the fact that my best gaming comes from PS3 exclusives.

PEACE AND GAMING!!!

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Abash2650d ago

2012 release confirmed -_-

Etseix2650d ago

haha u wish! it will be a 2013+ release ;] ... crap

Das_Bastardion2650d ago

But c´mon if this stupid japanese whore makes it multiplat... it will turn just like FF 13... REALLY bad thanks to the limitations of the Xbox

BeaArthur2650d ago

I like the way people like you blame the Xbox every time a game doesn't meet your expectations. FF13 was going to be a very similar game whether it was on the 360 or not. The 360 version wasn't even announced until multiple years after production started.

corneliuscrust2650d ago

Sure, 360 got a worse looking version... the game still looks great. Too bad it is a terrible game to playthrough.. let alone more than once.

I am still waiting for a good FFVI remake...psp, ds, HD, whatever. Bring back FF to the good old days.

Milamber2650d ago

The Xbox version was just a lousy port of a PS game; FFXIII's execution on the PS3 would have been the same with or without said port. They made better FF's on hardware far, far inferior to the 360 so it's silly to blame hardware limitations for FFXIII's failings.