After a weak first six months for this fiscal year, and relatively low sales for Final Fantasy XIV on PC, Square Enix president has said that he is committed to restoring confidence in the game.
Well from what I've heard of FF14 (i.e. limited play time), I don't think it will ever be popular with the MMORPG crowd.
what??? what do you mean limited play time? Like only a few hours a day or something? If so, then I am no longer considering getting this on PS3 :(
A lot of the people I play it with are waiting for the December update to make a final verdict. The framework is in place for an awesome MMORPG experience. The story is engaging and enjoyable as it is now. The crafting system is a bit convoluted, but has good ideas in place. The battle system is awesome minus a few bugs that are supposedly being addressed in December. Long story short: Improvements and enhancements are expected by the community in December. If they happen, people will stay and the community will grow. If they don't happen you can call FFXIV officiall dead.
They need to "restore confidence" in the FF franchise in general.
I already lost faith in the ff franchise and $quareenix after ff13
SE hasn't made one good console or PC game this gen. Only good games are on PSP/DS. Hopefully they dont ruin FFversusXIII or KH3
Probably right Dude, but it still has a chance of being popular with the FF11 crowd if they can right the ship before the Ps3 launch.
AOC, WAR, Etc all had a better chance than this does at being successful. This game is going to die. Unless it goes FTP.
The only thing that could is someone committed to making games and a bit of profit. Not just profit.
Nomura for President! (I know it will never happen)
Nomura is actually leaving after he's done with Vs.XIII TGSI
@2.1.1 - Seriously? I must have missed that story, do you have a link to it? Will be a massive loss for Square if true, I was looking forward to KH3 from him too.
im done with final fantasy, when vs. 13 comes out.
At least that's what I've heard from a guy who is really into JRPG games. May or may not be true. Edit: Here we go: http://www.squareenixmusic.... http://boardsus.playstation... http://gamrconnect.vgchartz... TGSI
Well, isn't that just good news... /S Sounds like it would just kill KH3 if true. Also sounds like Sony better alert their HR people. Set Namura up with his own dev house - within Sony of course. Right next door to PT.
As I suspected, businessmen are suffocating developers in Japan, and are a main reason for the gaming decline there. If you look at the good games coming from Japan, you find they are from devs with more freedom like Itagaki and the guys at Platinum and from smaller purer companies like Atlus (hope the management reshuffle doesn't screw them)
james what i heard was if they get blind sided again like with final fantasy 13 then they were going to leave as in if final fantasy 13 went multiplatform late in the development cycle without any kind of warning
Even if he was to leave Kingdom Heart 3 could still be made as it's his project. I think he's one of those developers that would do better with his own little company to be honest. TGSI
If he does leave Squenix, I hope he forms his own studio. The industry needs men of his talent. What a loss for the company if he does go. I was a huge fan of Squaresoft in the 90's, but other companies, like Atlus, have replaced it on my list of favourite devs/pubs.
Hopefully this is the Final fantasy....
I lol'd. They should really change the title of the game.
Square: You thinking what i'm thinking??? Wada: Aim for the bushes Anyone who knows what i'm talking about knows how that ends There goes my Squaresoft Hero
"Splat..!!!" The Rock+Sam L. Jackson FTW...
especially if they can fix it in time for the PS3 version... however, "confidence in FF14" isn't the only problem for Square-Enix...
At best I'm hoping Versus 13 isn't garbage. Passable. I'd accept passable at this point.
me too, me too, your not alone.... -_-. sad to say, but it's gotten to the point where we as loyal fans of SE has to succumb to this ablysmal way of thinking. let ff vs13 be atleast memorable. let alone be good.
Well, then, Wada, stop trying to turn SE into Activision. Give Nomura, Kitase, etc. free rein to make awesome Japanese games.
umm day late and a dollar short, the game should have had at least SOME confidence from gamers when it came but with Wada at the helm and the game being terrible its just not going to happen
I'd rather have Wada committed....to the Sanitarium.
Wada will destroy Square Enix mark my words. Sigh...
Too late for that.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha........ Best joke of the day
So many words about this game I wouldn't be able to fit it all in this small box. Ass a huge fan of both FFXI and the FF series in general I am well beyond disappointed in this title. Once my free time is gone, I am gone as well until this game receives a MAJOR complete overhaul. This game is still effectively a beta and sure as hell not worth paying a monthly fee to play. Blame it on Square, blame it on Wada....; whichever, these people obviously no longer deserve to develop Final Fantasy games.
The entire series should be put down.
He mentioned about developing market Interests in China... Why you may ask? Well money is clearly his game here. Maybe he should take a long hard look at the products that he is producing first & foremost. As improving the quality of his products will improve his sales. Am I being too clever?? NOT
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