In a new interview by the game's community team, director Naoki Yoshida states clearly that the PS3 version of the game will be released "At All Costs" and shares some interesting details about the future of Final Fantasy XIV.
And the only reason people care is to see weather or not its as big a disaster as it was on PC.
Actually a lot of people care because it's quite promising and it may very well turn the game (that has already improved a whole lot) around. if they're smart, they'll do a big (and cheap) relaunch on steam right at the same time.
Agreed. This game has gotten MUCH better since launch. However is it worth Pay 2 Play yet? i dont think so. The game however, has what looks to be a bright future. Heres to hopeing.
I played it last night for the first time in a long long time. I can't believe show shitty this game is still. Not even max graphics 60fps saved this game for me. I even tried using a controller this time. spamming X for a light attack is soooooooo lazy. wtf was SE thinking if you had great memories in ffxi and are waiting for ff14. I'm sorry to say this but please preserve those memories and never touch this game.
THE PS3 version should at least be good on the graphics sides of things . With a reworked server architecture, this alone ( with the pc quests changes ) could make this worthwhile.
No, not really. The game is garbage. When people talk about it being "much better since launch," they're speaking euphemistically. What they mean is, "it's actually playable now." It's an salvageable mess. If Square-Enix were a competent game company, they would have cut their losses and abandoned the project long ago. Or started over from scratch. But, as we've seen time and time again, Square Enix is very, very inept. They like to spend exorbitant amounts of time, money and effort creating really shallow, bad games.
besides the hate can you do something else ? no ?? i thought so .
If a game sucks a game sucks. He has the right to tell the truth.
I don't think many even care at this point. Just give us Versus already.
Agree. FFXIV had its chance. I was there back in the beta. There was pages after pages of complaints and issues with the game and SE over looked it all. Since its release I gave up on 14. But hey, I understand that there are players who love FFXIV and if thats the case then more power to ya. Just my 2 cent opinion.
The market is full of games that launched badly (even very badly) and then turned things around, becoming very enjoyable in the long run. EVE Online, Champions Online, Age of Conan... the list is long. It's simply a fact that most MMORPGs become much better experiences a year or more into their lifetime and "giving up" on them right after launch is simply a good way to lock yourself out of some good times. But hey, if that's what floats your boat, more power to ya :D Gotta laugh, though, at all the people clamorning for Versus XIII like it was some sort of messiah, while we know very, very little about it (and like Square Enix doesn't have multiple teams, so that the development of other games doesn't influence Versus XIII one bit).
Spot on Abriael. At least for the first part anyway. I know tons of people just wrote off FF14 just based on the beta. But that's what Beta's are for. The only problem is: there were SO many things wrong with the game, and creating all the code and intergrating it into a MMO takes ALOT of time, and they didn't just delay the PC version along with the PS3 version. By the time that PS3 version launches, maybe even the same day FF14 is going to get a GIGANTIC update that's going to make it a very good game. Sony as a whole NEEDS FF14 to be great on PS3. It has the potential to make them HUGE money if gamers consider it great. I don't agree with your 2nd part though. I know it sucks waiting for vs13. But I hate how people are suddenly badmouthing that game. I think that game will be worth the wait to have it super polished and flawless. And it will be, because it's the team behind FF7 and Kingdom Hearts. Based on the dev team and how far PS3 coding knowledge has come since the gameplay we saw was made......I promise you that game will be worth the wait to fans of FF7 and Kingdom Hearts who are now the ages for a far more mature version of that..
@Larry L Versus is not being done by many folks who worked on FFVII. Nomura might be the only one but I can't be certain of that. He is certainly the only big name working on it from FFVII. Much more of the team for FFXIII and FFXIII-2 were from FFVII and most people didn't like that game either. I think versus is going to be a incredible game though. While it's true we have seen very little of it it's also true that everything we have seen is stunning to say the least and the time being put into it is clearly to make it as good as it can be. I personally think Nomura is putting his all in this game he wants it to be his masterpiece. However I agree with Abriael on the point that pretty much everyone bashes SE just to say release Versus faster. If they dropped FFXIV it would not make Versus come out any quicker it's a different time and the same is true for FFXIII-2 everyone who thinks if SE cancels these games Versus will somehow magically come out quicker are wrong and it's annoying when you see comments like that on every single SE related story.
With Square's track record this gen, why does everyone believe VERSUS will be this grand stupendous game? If anything and the game taking just as long as XIII did, i would be skeptical and worried.
Can we have just one Square Enix related article without someone having to mention Versus? The ironic thing is that in every article which actually is about Versus everyone claim they have almost forgotten about it...
I thought they already did. I suppose not.
So how would they be able to salvage this game? At this point it seems to have a big stigma associated with it due to being released in an utterly broken state. Maybe they should just work on it for 3 more years and call it Final Fantasy XV.
By adding quality content and fun stuff to do? You know, like they are already doing :D Some developers say "oh well", fire whole teams and abandon their games in a state of disrepair if they happen to launch badly. Some work hard and invest a lot in trying to turn them into good games to turn things around and give paying customers their money's worth, even if it's an uphill path. Don't know about you, but I prefer the second option.
Obviously I prefer the second option. I think you missed the point. It released in an awful state and has a 49 on metacritic because of it. It has a stigma and people who don't follow the game or its improvements would likely be reluctant to give it a try. I'm simply wondering how they could shake the stigma that the game has and capture peoples interest again. And while steadily improving the game may help I don't see just that doing the trick.
well that isn't insurmontable. you can get past this by fixing the game and releasing the PS3 version ( and a PC patched version ) with ads ..lots of them . Offer a 1 month trial, extra items and so on ..there are plenty of way to save FF14
After the failed PC version and the indefinitely delayed PS3 version, I lost interest in this game. Show me something that will really make it worth my while and maybe I'll give it a second look. It's sad really. I was looking forward to this game a whole bunch before it was released on PC last year.
I want the game badly, so bring-it-over, dont listen to the haters who were never interested in an MMO in the first place. Just take what you had from FFXI and add up.
I want this game badly too :/ Final Fantasy XI was one of the best experience I had in my life; the only flaw: became a serious addiction ( almost ruined completely my social life ), I'll be more careful next time because I learned my lesson ;)
Lol, I think that happen to a lot of us who play MMORPGs but I do agree with you. FFXI was the best experience in my gaming life. Although I was very disappointed on the PC, I'm still looking forward to it on the PS3 and hopefully things will be fix and better.
FF11 was crack, I remember actually calling in work (Wal Mart back then) just to fight Gods, skipped college (Still got my degree and passed my classes) to fight Diabolos for the mission, and even took a leave of absence to get the Rostrum Pumps and the earrings from the after-fight with the archduke and boy a second round.
I second that.
Final Fantasy 14 will come to ps3 at all costs even if it sells 0 copies and by even selling themselves.but pc version of final fantasy 13 will never come to pc even there is no cost for releasing it on pc as pc version being made first using crystal tools engine and its then ported to consoles. pc version is now playable only inside square enix.but pc gamers are abused outside by not releasing the game for them which is already made.
That's because A) FFXIII sucks, and B) No one cares about the PC.
Every one cares about the pc except japanese developers.every multiplatform game of other developers except japanese developers are on pc and they make pc versions the best.
No. No one cares about the PC. There are hundreds, if not thousands of console games NOT on the PC. Consoles lead the video game market, not PC's.
want ffxiii? buy a ps3 or xbox360..simple.
I Dont want ffx13 there are so much better games on pc.doesnt want to buy console for 2 or 3 games. I just want to say how foolish square enix are by not releasing the already made game for pcs.
U mad bro? It was your choice not to get a console, so stop whining. You knew that some games don't get PC releases, in the same way that some games are exclusive to one console. At the end of the day, it's their choice if they want to make the game for the PC and they decided not to, for one reason or another. Personally I find (even though i enjoy some games on steam like terraria and torchlight) that PC games are too difficult to control with a mouse and keyboard.
DragonKnight says Consoles lead the video game market, not PC's. http://www.neoseeker.com/Ga... So there are 5 pages of games listed.... PS3 has one... bla bla bla... And you are using you PS3 to post here... or your using your smart phone maybe... You can't be using a PC cuz they suck.... or maybe it's your moms PC that sucks cuz you have to ask to use it, just like the TV so you can play your kiddy consold. All FF games should have stayed with Nintendo... It's just like all the Zelda games anyways... lol. Cum Get Some... Duke Nukem Rocks... ;-]
"At all costs" and yet we still don't have Versus XIII, a game announced well before XIV, started production before XIV, and still isn't out and has VERY little information released about it. SE needs a complete overhaul in management. Fire Wada for sure.
again, different teams! @inception: so you're saying the ffvsXIII has no faults and it's all wada's fault? they're simply working at different speeds..since Yoshida took the role of FFXIV producer the team has been working incredibly hard!
yeah diffrent teams, but the president who manage them all still THE SAME: YOICHI WADA!
Different teams, its not Wada's fault the square enix fanbase is ignorant.
DK I agree with you. Personally I think SE is too busy making games for handhled devices(DS/PSP/Cell phone) Not only that, the games that were released on 360/PS3/Wii are nothing compare to PS1/PS2 era. Makes me feel, to them, is all about the quantity instead of quality. (The SE we know is long gone)
Different teams is not an excuse for poor time management and lack of the upper management allowing the release of information. A time schedule is made for each game, and by the logic of "different teams" you are condoning that a game that should chronologically be released BEFORE a new "sequel" is in fact being delayed more than each new game in the series. FF Versus XIII was announced practically at the launch of PS3, was in development before the PS3's launch. What the hell is the hold up and why are they not telling us anything but the most minute details about it? That's poor management, and has nothing to do with "different teams." What about the fact that resources from Versus XIII are constantly being diverted to other projects, which then get finished before a game that should already be out. Hell, FFXII took this long because of its director falling ill, what's Versus XIII's excuse?
This game is over milked.. Why is there 14 of them?
*looks at Final Fantasy game sales* Something tells me that as long as millions upon millions of people continue to buy their games, they will continue to make them. And gamers obviously buy them because they enjoy them. A lot.
"Airships and Chocobos" Essential in any Final Fantasy game. It might not be so bad after all.
Okay so it's still in the works good.
As long as they fix the game first. Who knows it could turn out semi decent
This game is just now catching a stride. I logged on yesterday for the first time in months. They've made some progress but they still have some ways to go. They will need to stay F2P beacause if they go P2P with the low population well.... ya.
Take your time SE, meanwhile we can play the pc version for without monthly fee.
it will sell like candies xD
I can't believe the commitment Yoshida is bringing into this game. I also can't believe that SE didn't see the mistakes when it was still in development, I mean, It's freakin' broken. They rushed it and see what happened. It's good that they're listening to their fans though. I just hope that when it come out on the PS3, it's a brand new game with a whole new experience and feel. :D
Interesting to say the least, I'll have to keep an eye on this one
Good to hear that they are at least sticking to their game.
Well I'm still on board for FFXIV. It was one of the three main games I got a PS3 for. FFXI had legendary memories that came from it and I still expect FFXIV to do the same.
Good to know they're still making it. I'm definitely giving it a chance. -An extensive revision of the game’s maps is confirmed. Yoshida would like to create many iconic places and compliment them with lots of content. This sounds really good to me, that was one of my concerns that they made the maps too closed off and cut and paste from what I've read. -Private player housing will be implemented together with the map redesign. -Airships and Chocobos will be implemented with patch 1.19. Wow, sound like the game is still in alpha, none of that stuff is in the game yet? Anyways, it looks like they're on the right track.
I'm still looking forward to what FFXIV has to offer. The changes made have already improved the game greatly, and I'm sure that it will continue. If you aren't looking forward to it? Fine, don't play it, and stop bitching at FFXIV's team about other FF games that they have nothing to do with.
yeah i remember beta testing this when it first came out and it wasnt so good. IMO it shouldn't p2p
square=massive failure i will buy it if i dont have to pay to play........
it will look like the pc version on low settings in sub hd and still run under 30 frames per second most of the time, a friend GAVE me a copy of the pc version, and while it looked great and performed well on pc, the game is a souless husk! PS3 players, take a pass, the PC versiuon will be infinately better and is still a terrible example of what an mmo should be. If you are intrested in MMO's at all, a console is the last place you should play one, at least this gen.
How about bringing the Last Remnant at all costs :( I guess they (LR devs) should just go back to making SaGa games that will never leave Japan...
I still think the old-as-time monthly-fee for MMOs is a flawed system. I realize why they do it as there's people constantly working on it and content is constantly supplied, but I'm just not gonna be spending money to continue playing a game I technically already bought. I do hope someday all major MMOs follow in the footsteps of others such as Guild Wars.
... too many games to keep up with now. So is this game Exclusive for PS3?
This MMORPG has been release in the PC already, so we can't call it a true exclusive.
by that, I meant just between game consoles...
I believe they'll do it just to try and recoup all the money they've been bleeding from fixing the PC version. The problem still remains for them that since the initial version got such horrible reviews and how poorly they treated their players in the opening months..will anyone want to bother with it again? Doesn't really matter how much they fix it; once an MMO opens with such a pitiful launch like that the chances for redemption are low. Also, since they said they're working on another MMO (which is going to slow down the recovery process of turning this game from beta into final) I think that just about seals the deal of the death of this game. Good luck SE, but sad to say it looks like you're a sinking ship. I hope your investors smarten up and pull out and you roll off into the sunset.
What I want from SE are news about... 1) FFXIIIVs and how SE is trying to get it out sooner than Duke Nukem Forever (I joke) but really the development from what I hear has stalled since the development team is always being separated to do other projects like FFXIV for instance. 2) FF Type-0 and a western release date. 3) Kingdom Hearts III (on a console) and not some spin off or side story. 4) FFVII remake! I swear Wada has taken SE down to the pits of failness (not a word but yeah...)
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