Andriasang: Don't read too much into the Square Enix CEO's comments from yesterday's press conference.
Why even announced it as an exclusive in the first place if thats not going to be the final outcome, maybe its a business strategy, announce a game exclusive get the fanbase excited then do the E3 "shocker" and get all the media attention.
your sackboy looks so sad, cheer up buddy it's not official yet!
with you Marius. really
agree its pretty lame. thats why i dont like SE.
slapped Wada with a tons of money to make this game multi platform. We should take a good look at Wada's eyes and see if there's a $ sign in the pupils.
Is not going to happen, Nomura will leave the minute Wada announce that, sales will favor PS3 Again but it'll sell less than FF13 cos FF Players will be all mad about the crap SE is doing with their Beloved Franchise, so FF Supporters will Abandon the hopes of a True JRPG like the old and nice days of Squaresoft, after some time, SE Shareholders including Sony, will want to cut Wada's head...
I know what you´re saying dude. It´s not just SE. It´s almost every 3rd party dev.
that is why SE is going down in reputation, something $$$ can't buy. its going to hurt them in a long run. just like someone has said previously, they need new leadership, push the company to a new level, rather than becoming a sell out.
The answer is simple why companies end up changing their stance. The landscape has changed. It wasn't where they though it would be. PS3 was supposed to be in a different position then what everyone in 2005 thought it would be. You know predictions, projections and name recognition. This is why SE decided to go multiplatform because they saw other devs making money on the 360 because the attach rates that companies do care about were noticed. So nothing should suprise anyone about things changing but then again we are talking about fanboys on N4G so none of this is a surprise from any of your responses. Logic doesn't seem to matter to some of you.
its amazing how all the xbox fanboys surface at the smallest sign of a ps3exclusive game coming to their console... now u can see that they havent go anywhere.. they are watching from the shadows.. waiting...
If your talking about me all you have to do is look at some of my posts to know that I "lean" sonys way. I have a 360 as well, I play games but I do enjoy N4G for the fanboys. I get alot of laughs from some of the comments. I do wish we had more than 3 bubbles though. Anyways happy gaming .
No... i just agree with u... this is going to get interesting. i wasnt calling u an xboxfanboy.. but for a while there hasnt been a fanboywar cuz u dont see xboxfanboys . this will lure them out thats all im saying
and it has, Not only on this article, take a look at the RNR comparison screens article, There all over that like ketchup on hotdogs LOL, and people are saying how N4G has nothing but PS3 fanboys. Square hasn't been Square since before they merged with Enix. I use to have much respect for them, USE to.
just like we always did with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the Earth-Romulan war. jk
Wada is waiting to see if Microsoft gives him a huge check in the 50 million plus range. Then he will make it multiplatform. Say hello to linear, no towns, no npcs, no airships, world maps etc.. if it goes multiplatform. Wont be buying any SE crap again if it does.
Why are people so mad if SE does make FF13Versus multiplatform I don't see the bad thing in that. It's not like they are not going to release it for the ps3 as well they are just going to release it for for more people. Why is that bad thing. As for the linear, no towns, and the other things you listed. I honestly don't think it's the Xbox 360's fault I'm guessing it was just SE being lazy and just not wanting to do all that. Lost Odyssey had all those things and it's on the xbox 360 it had world maps, it wasn't linear, it had towns, airships etc. So it's obvious those things where not added to FF13 because of Square just not wanting to. It's the dumbest thing I have ever heard that you won't buy games from a certain company just because they "might" release it for the Xbox 360 as well.
The reason it's a bad thing is because even though the 360 may not have been the reason behind no towns and such it WAS behind FFXIII being dumbed down graphically from what it was originally supposed to be. We saw screens that were redone later in the games dev cycle after it was announced for 360 that looked worse then the original screen. While the game looks better on PS3 there were sacrifices on both consoles. After all they could not do something to crazy on PS3 it if would not work on 360. A good example was the MASS amounts of CGI scenes that were removed and replaced with in game scenes because of the limits of the DVD. But in game detail was also affected as well. Add onto that the fact that the small amount of footage we have seen from VS looks WAY better graphically then XIII did and that XIII's 360 version was dumbed down and it makes you think what they would have to do to VS to get it running on Xbox(I.e they would have to gimp both versions like they did with XIII). On top of the fact that they have been touting it as exclusive forever. If you wanna make it multi fine that's great. But announce it that way. Don't say for 2-3 years it's exclusive and then go NO IT'S NOT!! all of a sudden. It's a perfect way to piss people off.
You couldn't be more wrong if you tried.
soo true man bubbles
@blue7xx7 People aren't getting mad at the fact that it's another PS3 exclusive that might go multiplat to 360, people are getting mad for the fear of lost quality and content that might happen if it goes multiplat to 360, which Reibooi specified above. EDIT: This link shows the comparison from the FFXIII PS3 demo, that came with the Blu-ray Advent children movie, to the final build of the game. http://hatimaki.blog110.fc2...
It's like the other said above. Too many times this gen have devs focused on making every version the same and the expense of one platform. Fanboys are going to be had because it's one less game to throw in the face of 360 fanboys. But regular people are just weary of a drop in over all quality.
@maniacmayhem Instead of trying to state I'm wrong why don't you come up with reasons to defend your point of view? Is it per chance that you can't or are you just lazy? Seriously don't bother posting if you are not gonna add anything into the conversation or say something constructive. It's just annoying and most would consider it trolling.
The reason Lost Odyssey had towns and airships and world maps was because it was developed JUST for the 360. So, the developer could add anything they wanted without worrying about another system. Also, there is no "linear" comparison if there is nothing opposite to compare it to. Also, Lost Odyssey wasn't developed by Square Enix. So, how can you say that those things weren't added "because of Square just not wanting to"?
He's trying to cover his @SS because of the extra backlash SE is going to get when he makes it a MP game.
the fact is square enix made me lost a lot of interesting in their games. its sucks. they want some love money.
r mind manipulators!!! its all a scheme to lure u n da depts of a reprogram method... they have occult knowledge n use it 4 they evil biddin... its one big joke.. just ignore it.....
Buh-Bye quality Final Fantasy games... A franchise gone from "good" to "good enough". Ain't it sad? @Disagrees - Hate on my comment all you want. You know you aren't getting the most out of a game when you spread it out on three discs and still have trouble making the game look identical on two platforms. Meh.... good enough.
Good to good enough? You're being far too kind. More like "influential to uninspired." Thats how FF has evolved in my opinion. Actually, thats how the whole company has evolved. They used to be trend setters in the gaming industry from 95-2001.
Unfortunately, they chose to give in to the growing Western RPG games and follow while still using some JRPG elements, which they failed to mix correctly. They should stop trying to do something they aren't good at (being Western). They should do what they do best. They're still going to get sales in the West and a ton more in the East. What they're doing now is trying to win the world and that never.... EVER... works.
Square doesn't even wait for games to actually be released to go back on their "exclusive" claims.
I don't even think this guys going to make it to E3 alive.