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Tetsuya Nomura Comments on FINAL FANTASY Versus XIII Development Status

New information on the game's development.

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fluffydelusions2192d ago

Sounds great but my question is when will we see it?

Peaceful_Jelly2192d ago

2013 at the earliest I tell you. XD

Kamikaze1352192d ago

You know, that seems really likely as this point.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 in January in the US and EU.
FFF XIV...well, it'll probably launch for the PS3 mid to late 2012. Then they'll want to wait a while after that to release Versus XIII.

RedDead2191d ago (Edited 2191d ago )

I'm betting september at the latest 2012. Versus is the next big game after this year. The game is in Fucking beta. Nothing new in the article really, just another one of those comments to let us know it exists

Eamon2191d ago

I doubt Versus will see a release in Japan before end of next year. So yeah 2013 does seem likely.

Reibooi2191d ago

I would also say 2013 is highly likely but on the other hand we know the game has gone into full dev as well. So I guess it really comes down to how much is left to do. If it's pretty close then SE can just find a good window and release but if it's not then Nomura will take his time and release when he is ready(I would go with the latter here considering how ambitious he is being with Versus)

What excites me here is that Versus looks incredible. Everything we have seen(and no I'm not talking about the stunning CGI trailers) has been pretty far ahead of XIII and now we know it's because of parts of a new engine which makes me excited to see what a game running entirely on this new engine would look like. I mean Versus looks so good it's kind of hard to imagine a FF game looking better but I would assume they will if only bits of this new engine are running in Versus(Nomura mentions the lighting system but there are more he doesn't go into detail about)

I personally think Versus is the game that will appease FF fans(Despite myself liking XIII. I know it had flaws but I enjoyed it regardless) The amount of stuff Nomura is putting in and the fact that he is going back to the franchise roots with stuff like world map and tons of towns of top of just game play variety as we know there will be KH style combat, 3rd person Shooter combat, Vehicles and Mechs to drive and more. Just the amount of stuff being thrown in is immense and I just have a hard time imaging the game failing. This is mainly because Nomura is the one in charge and he is one of the few true talents left at SE.

firefoxprime2191d ago

GameZenith: "At this point it just seems like overkill. This game was announced at what? E3 2006 and 5 years later, we are still basically in the dark.

The only hardcore information/footage that we have about the game came from leaks and not official sources. So without those leaks, we in 2011 would still be eating off of 2006 information which is really sad. #2.3 "

Actually your dead wrong. So so so....absolutely wrong. Fool.

Did you forget the "Fabula Nova Crystallis Conference" back in Jan 2011??? They revealed way more info on Type-0, XIII-2, and VersusXIII. We saw not only cgi trailers, but also gameplay footage. Like 7minutes worth of gameplay footage.

So don't give me that crap "footage came from leaks not official sources". You are stupid, and I hate it when people don't do their homework before they declare their FALSE. statements as FACT.

Trebius2191d ago

thank you firefox. children need to stop posting their FUD.

zeeshan2191d ago

I am fed up with SE I tell ya.

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iamtehpwn2192d ago

"He notes that the game uses a game specific engine that’s utilized for action."

No wonder it took so long. It appears they're no longer even using Crystal tools and have developed an entirely new engine just for this game.

Simon_Brezhnev2192d ago

Probably i wonder how this engine will compare to Crystal tools. I know its a next gen engine though. I really hope we get it next year.

DigitalAnalog2192d ago

Most likely the alternate-yet-optimized version of the original White Engine that was supposed to power up FFXIII when it was PS3 exclusive. After all, Nomura did STATE that it was designed to emulate "action" sequences from FF:AC, and since FFXIII failed to bring that up front, it wouldn't surprise me if Versus picked up the pieces.

-End statement

BluePumpkin72191d ago

they're using it for lighting only... and maybe crystal tools for the action ?

ksense2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

end of next year in japan would be my guess. just imagine next year could be the year of the third party exclusives on ps3 if everything stays the way they are.

ninokuni
dust
versus 13
unnamed ea exclusive that is rumored
agent (worth a shot !!)

not sure if i missed anything here but feel free to let me know

just_sayin2191d ago

Gotta get Tales of Grace F

Trophywhore2192d ago

Just keep it exclusive and I will buy it.

Gamer19822191d ago

Sorry what?? I am all for exclusives as they use the full power of the console and pump out a better graphical game but how does that affect your decision? Especially for an RPG? Graphics don't make a great RPG just take a look at BOF and suikoden for perfect examples. I have all 3 consoles this gen so don't care if it stays exclusive or not anymore but basing your decision on exclusivity? I doubt you have much fun on your system..

Peaceful_Jelly2191d ago

FFvsXIII exclusivity
More important than graphics is the space the game will require to feel seamless instead of the disjointed crap that FFXIII was were you couldn't even return to past areas even though the game was on one disc on the PS3. Let's be honest, the DvD9 of the X360 made Square to gimp FFXIII. And now we are getting FFXIII-2 without CGI and who knows what else for the sake of accommodating the game on one disc. Why one disc? Because they are trying to make the game as open as possible (people complained about the linearity) and 2 or 3 discs would defeat the purpose.

FFvsXIII will be packed with content, I just know it. But that only if it stays exclusive. Why do you think Square could make FFXIII-2 in just one year but they had been years developing FFvsXIII? I bet most of that content of FFXIII-2 was what they had to cut from the first game to make it on the Xbox. I mean, didn't you find the linearity and lack of content a bit suspicious? It was perfect for multiple discs and now all of a sudden FFXIII-2 is packed with sidequests, towns and stuff and it was made in only a year while FFvsXIII is still not out?

Look at this, I think this is prove enough: http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... -Just read the first sentence.

radphil2191d ago

"I am all for exclusives as they use the full power of the console and pump out a better graphical game but how does that affect your decision?"

Exclusivity doesn't relate to graphics you know. There's one of many reasons why some games set out only on systems like the Wii, Kinect, Move, 360, PS3, etc.

Darrius Cole2191d ago (Edited 2191d ago )

@Peaceful_Jelly

I went to the link you posted. In the comments section beneath the article, a user named M83J01P97 wrote....

"FFXIII-2 in a few years time then huh?"

It is comment #3, and it is tagged...

M83J01P97
13/01/10 @ 12:50
#3

So this guy and many others predicted XIII-2 in 2010 before XIII even released.

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cond3m3r2192d ago

"Nomura promises a FINAL FANTASY like you’ve never seen before."

Is it just me, or I feel like I'm never going to see this game? *waits another few more yrs*

Run_bare2191d ago

Hahaha.. yeah, i know what you mean, but that does not matter, cause I believe in Nomura. Besides, next year there at least already 5 games I want to buy.

But I do wish this for Next Christmas or even earlier, this game will probably take 2 full months to complete without going stale.

maximus19852191d ago

what if after all this waiting its as bad or worse than 13?... not likely i know but you have to wonder. After all, ff13 looked flawless before its release with amazing visuals and a great sound track and cool characters yet...it was in my humble opinion the most disappointing final fantasy to date. I really hope i am wrong

RememberThe3572192d ago

This will be a PS4 game. At least I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see it on the PS3.

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Gabe EatsWell2192d ago

the best part:

Nomura did a walkthrough on the entire world map. He also checked the game’s dungeons and side areas in the towns. He was amazed at how wide and impressive everything was.

Easily one my top 3 most anticipated games this gen.

bobbyluv2192d ago

i agree with iamtehpwn, that does explain why its taking so long. Nomura said he walked across the entire world map, does that mean the world map is complete?

d3nworth12192d ago

Good question but at least I got my copy preorded on Amazon so when ever it does come out mine will be in the mail.

Gamer19822191d ago

The problem is its been in development since near the beginning of this consoles life cycle and probably will release when the next set of consoles is released.

jspc19892191d ago

FF Vs 13 - The game that's produced when you're not trying to sell out to a western audience and in the process losing the very essence of what made western gamers love them in the first place.

Obviously I have nothing to base this assumption off, i'm just praying!! lol. If it wasn't for this and type-0, my faith in Squeenix would be all but shattered - it's only just hanging in there now. Ah well at least i have From Software to pick up the pieces.

jc485732191d ago

at least they are not overhyping it.

zeddy2191d ago

why waste time with xiii-2 when they could get some more resourses on versus. i know it did well commercially but i wouldnt buy another version but i'd buy versus right away.

slaton242191d ago

maybe awhile just announced a FFX ps3 remaster...but plz b4 2013

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christheredhead2192d ago

this puts me at ease a little bit. i dont mind waiting, i just want them to create the best game they possibly can.

badz1492192d ago

WHAT? the game was announced like 5 years ago and till now still no confirm release date!

WitWolfy2192d ago

Their starting to sound like Team ICO already

raWfodog2191d ago

Its gonna be the next Duke Nukem :(

GameZenith2191d ago

At this point it just seems like overkill. This game was announced at what? E3 2006 and 5 years later, we are still basically in the dark.

The only hardcore information/footage that we have about the game came from leaks and not official sources. So without those leaks, we in 2011 would still be eating off of 2006 information which is really sad.

firefoxprime2191d ago

GameZenith: "At this point it just seems like overkill. This game was announced at what? E3 2006 and 5 years later, we are still basically in the dark.

The only hardcore information/footage that we have about the game came from leaks and not official sources. So without those leaks, we in 2011 would still be eating off of 2006 information which is really sad. #2.3 "

Actually your dead wrong. So so so....absolutely wrong. Fool.

Did you forget the "Fabula Nova Crystallis Conference" back in Jan 2011??? They revealed way more info on Type-0, XIII-2, and VersusXIII. We saw not only cgi trailers, but also gameplay footage. Like 7minutes worth of gameplay footage.

So don't give me that crap "footage came from leaks not official sources". You are stupid, and I hate it when people don't do their homework before they declare their FALSE. statements as FACT.

Dart892192d ago

How about a new trailer it would be great??

Magnus2192d ago

Nomura promises a FINAL FANTASY like you’ve never seen before.

Sure well see it when after FF13-2 or 13-3 or when the next gen consoles come out. It will suck if this game is over hyped and it turns out it sucks for the amount of time people have been waiting for this game I hope they pull off some Squaresoft magic on the game.