Kitase talks Final Fantasy development, Versus XIII | Gamereactor UK

GR-UK: Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase explains how the company has learnt from Western development cycles in crafting XIII-2, as well as discussing the current state of Versus XIII.

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RedDead2466d ago

"That is something we need to follow up, because that seems to be the best way to keep our fans interested and attracted to the franchise."

Unbelievable. FFXIII was just shi*. Nothing more to it.

iamtehpwn2466d ago

You disagree with what he's saying even it took 4 years for FFXIII and nearly 6 for Versus? They did take too long with these tittles.

ApplEaglElephant2466d ago

Most of those 4 and 6 years are new game engine development. Not the actual game itself.

But yea... it still is very long. I think they shouldve licensed the engine instead of making one. Not like FF13 was graphically amazing.

Either way, i cant wait for this exclusive.

colonel1792466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

We don't need yearly releases, but we don't need a game announced 7 years before it comes out. Publishers need to find the right balance in order to keep fans interested and most importantly make the game with the most quality possible.

I think fans would be happily willing to wait if publishers show interesting bits of the game once in a while. What SE does with their stupid closed theater is exactly the perfect example of what NOT to do, and loose fans.

If SE is trying to make yearly releases of FF, then you can forget I will be buying any other game. I don't like franchises being milked, specially ones that have a lot of potential (Assassin's Creed, for example).

thesummerofgeorge2466d ago

Exactly. No one minded waiting for a FF title, never have. Just as long as it was worth the wait. The last thing we need is for them to try n pump out a FF every year or two.

Forget about western development and just work on one AAA title at a time. Finish Versus and get it out, restore fans faith in the series. That would be a start in the right direction.

ZombieAssassin2466d ago

Just give me Versus, I don't care about anything else S-E has right now unless they announce KH3 for a current HD console.

Wintersun6162466d ago

I'm actually quite interested to see if FF XIII-2 can pull off on the things that FF XIII failed at. Though I'm going to wait until the price drops before buying it. Also I'm excited about the FFX remake. Or was it re-relase? I'm confused on that one.

trenso12466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

i feel it that it will, the demo they had for it a comic con was extremly fun. I think it will do better but i still want versus more than anything

VampiricDragon2466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

"When you think of Western triple A titles like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Assassin's Creed, they seem to work with a lot shorter turnaround"

Its working? Really? Most people hate those shooters and this current assasins creed has the lowest scores in the series history

"they make a new game in 1-2 years."

which isnt always good

"That is something we need to follow up, because that seems to be the best way to keep our fans interested and attracted to the franchise"

Really? Are people interested now in those games? Assasins creed has the lowest sales and lowest reviews of the series, call of duty is just meh, ect

Troll-without-Bridge2466d ago

No, most people isnt hating those titles, only a very small vocal minority. Otherwise you wouldnt see CoD and Assassins creed sell insanely well here on the west.

MaideninBlack2466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

We had a new Uncharted game every two years and each one proved better than the previous.

Since Final Fantasy Versus XIII was announced we've had 3 Uncharteds, 3 Assassin's Creeds, 3 Resistances, 2 Little Big Planets, heck, even Gran Turismo 5 was released.

SE took 5 years to complete Type-0. A PSP game for crying out loud. So Square Enix does need to up their release schedule and get their development house in order. It's just a shame that it nearly took them this entire gen to realize that.

Stealth2k2466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

Are you a dumb ass? You think this entire gen they only released 2 games?

Square enix has released over 30 titles this gen on all systems. Alot more than even the summation of the titles you listed.

And type zero was confirmed to only be in dev for 2-3 years, even though it was announced earlier.

And whatever they did paid off because the title was amazing


This assasins creed sold like shit, and was reviewed as shit.

Ashriel2466d ago

I think he's talking about SE's Final Fantasy team, you know, the ones behind FFXIII and the main games in general.

And how spoiled we've become to consider an 80 metascore as "shit"

TopDudeMan2466d ago

2 or 3 years should be long enough to make a game depending on the size of the team. The development time for versus is unacceptable. Thing is, they could have just not announced it and wait until within a year of expected release to announce it. Internet hype dies pretty fast.

BABY-JEDI2466d ago

Shouldn't this read 'how we ruined FInal Fantasy by following western developers?'

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