Submitted by Valay 918d ago | news

Nomura almost finished working on information for future Final Fantasy Versus XIII update

Tetsuya Nomura provides cryptic update about Final Fantasy Versus XIII in Famitsu. (Final Fantasy XV, PS3)

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PirateThom  +   918d ago
Game is vapourware. Until I see some proof it's in development, I don't think it exists. The fact he's "working on information" is ridiculous...
ritsuka666  +   918d ago
Probaly cancelled game... maybe for PS4 title?
RedDead  +   917d ago
FF versus 13 team was hard at work.....working on information about what they've made so far.
gaffyh  +   917d ago
Hopefully not cancelled, but I wish they rename it to FF15, because 13 has gotten milked a little too much already.
iamtehpwn  +   918d ago
For a Second I thought the title said "Nomura almost finished working on Final Fantasy Versus XIII" and I was ready to piss my pants.

Of course, that misread was too good to be true...I'm only 20 and it feels like I won't live to see the light of day when this game releases. I've been dying to at least learn more about it.
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lastdual  +   918d ago
I also did a double take, but actually *expected* that I was reading it wrong the first time :)

Thought process: "FFvsXIII almost finished? No, that can't be right..."

At this point, Square Enix should just roll with the absurdity. Maybe release a countdown site ticking off the seconds until we get a trailer hyping the release of the "information".

Seriously, this is Japan's problem. They don't need to imitate the West. They just need to make more AAA games that actually GET RELEASED in a reasonable time frame.
W0W! this game was revealed when you were 14, kinda sad that this game has been in development for so long
maniacmayhem  +   918d ago
I agree, this was announced damn near when the ps3 launched.

So far two FF sequels have come and went and not one word from Vs.

I think this game has probably gone through many production stages of scrap, rebuilds to on hold until they can figure out their direction.
user7792788  +   917d ago
Theres TONS of information on Versus you just haven't been looking or paying attention

DigitalRaptor  +   917d ago

I agree.

Anyone who is saying that it's vapourware, then you've obviously been missing the tidbits that Square and Nomura have released over the years and in particular, the hard-to-miss gameplay trailer that was released last year. And since then, the build has undergone a merger with the new Luminous engine so the lighting will apparently be even better. To believe that it is being built and then scrapped is ridiculous. The only valid reason for it's delays is it being put on hold because of other priorities such as XIII, XIII-2 and X HD.

The only problem with his game, is that Square announced it too early. We would be nowhere near as impatient waiting for it otherwise. I'm waiting for this game to blow me away and the only obstacle is time.
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PshycoNinja  +   918d ago
I am still very excited to see more of this game, however Square Enix do need to release this game. I still believe it will be a great game but they have been working on this game for way too long. Enough with perfecting the game (this is how Nomura is) and release it.

I just don't understand what the hold up is anymore.
WitWolfy  +   917d ago
Im with Thom,I'm starting to think this was a tech demo all along.
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Godmars290  +   918d ago
Even at this point if the game actually exist, I'm going to have a hard time believing its decent much less good until I'm playing a demo.

Maybe even then.
Valorous_Entity  +   918d ago
WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK IS GOING ON?!? He can't give out info due to UNRELATED reasons? WTF does that mean. What a joke.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   918d ago
Uh-oh... It seems like SE might be debating on whether or not to make the game multiplat... That would explain why he can't give out info. And if they do decide to go multiplat they would have to delay versus 13 yet again which would make releasing info now foolish...

I hope this isn't true.
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SkyCrawler  +   918d ago
I think they've already decided...It's taken WAY too long to get this game shelved. For atleast half a year after the showing at the conference there has been little to NO articles about the game til now. Everyone went back to wishing for KH3. <-btw WTH square!!?!
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Godmars290  +   917d ago
If they're debating then the game is likely already a lost cause. DVD format will have to be the in mind preference, and whatever graphic performance they've promised is going to go to crap in the name of standardization.

Their first and foremost concern should be playability, not access. Know it not a popular though but the Xbox is all but dead in Japan so it makes no sense whatsoever to consider it in terms of equality much less to make the system popular - especially with this gen practically over.

Really, what the hell is Wada thinking? Nomura for that matter. Didn't he threaten to quit?
Disccordia  +   917d ago
Maybe its not 360 but ps3/wiiu
wnek9  +   917d ago
thats honestly the only thing i could think of delaying this game.
Stove  +   918d ago
I laughed hard. Thank you.
torchic  +   917d ago
only reason why this game has taken so long to show up is because Square Enix for some idiotic reason made Final Fantasy XIII and its sequels first priority, with XIV also becoming a bigger priority. Nomura himself spent most of his time on XIII. towards the end of last year he said that the game had entered full production for the first time. judging XIII-2 for all we know SE could've pulled some staff from the Versus team again to work on XIII-3.

but I fully expect the game to be finished by the end of the yearand follow a cycle similar to that of XIII-2.

don't think it's gone multiplatform either. many signs point to that imo. seems like the man is intent on pulling an MGS4 and maxing out a Blu-ray disc. maybe that's another reason why its taking so long? because he's making it so friggen awesome?
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Namikaze_Minato  +   918d ago
The game that never was.
bahabeast  +   918d ago
gameplay please, not much else matters @ this point
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   918d ago
What does working on information even mean? I guess the game is no where close to being done then.
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Lionalliance  +   918d ago
Just tells us something!
After 6 freaking years, reveal more DX!
Rolento  +   918d ago
He's working on information. It's rumored that this information is just talking about how he's getting ready to tell us more but we'll have to wait on more information...That he'd be working on.
Myst-Vearn  +   918d ago
Working on ...information about the next info update..

yeah..just cancel it already.
Dmd  +   918d ago
I am very happy to inform that, sometime, in the near future, I will have something to say...
KwietStorm  +   917d ago
If it weren't true, it wouldn't even be so funny. This whole situation is inconceivable.
gtxgamer2  +   918d ago
If they announce multiplat details ive lost all hope in square
Im usually the optimist but i dont know what to say at this point...
Arnagrim  +   918d ago
I honest to god just don't care about this game anymore. Really, it's been so long there's no way it could live up to any expectations I might have had for it anyway.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   918d ago
Looking forward to hearing more about maybe something important I hope other than gameplay details. I.e. how far along they are in making it, or potential release date etc.

I have a feeling the only reason this game is taking so long to be shown completely is because of Square's big wigs. They seem to hate the ps3 more than anything this gen.
Magnus  +   918d ago
This game is not even a blip on my radar too many other games to play and finish. I have Mass Effect 3, Hyper Dimension Neptunia 2 and Tales of Grace F to play. Also Assassins Creed 3 is coming out this year. And quite honestly in my eyes they should have finished up FFVS13 then released FF13-2. Not even sure I'll get this game if and when it comes out. I'll have a PS4 and a Xbox 720 before this game even sees a store shelf.
josephayal  +   918d ago
Mr Nomura
any news about FF13 vs on Xbox 360 ?
Omnislash  +   917d ago
Any self-respecting gamer knows that what you just said wont and should not happen.
trenso1  +   917d ago
dylandurden  +   918d ago
Way to go Square Enix. Announcing a game some 6 to 8 years before its actual release is the smartest move in an endless ocean of smart moves you've done this generation. God, how I love this company.

KwietStorm  +   917d ago
They haven't been the same since this generation started.
WitWolfy  +   917d ago
Kinda makes you think its gonna have the same fate as Duke Nukem Forever, doesnt it???
Ghost250  +   918d ago
i hate it when devs do this, they announce games years before its not even nowhere near completed.
Inception  +   917d ago
Yesterday i just question where the hell is versus. And right now, i read this NEW info that nomura "working on information" about versus. But he can't give it yet because wada have business in planet jupiter. So nomura must wait for his boss to come back first, than he can released that versus info for the fans.

Wow, nomura, what's wrong with you?
are wada really hold that collar so tight so you can't give out the info?

But seriously, i ready to write off versus (and type-0) from my buying list. The more i see it, versus already in development limbo and nomura wants to cancel it.
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Armsgraph  +   917d ago
OK the person on the bottom of that link is reading the line" unrelated circumstances prevented him from elaborating" as if it meant something more. when i read it i instantly thought that in the middle of his sentence that someone threw a cookie at his face which was completely unrelated to ff13vs and his pain and anger prevented him from elaborating further i dont know why Kamille is jumping the shark.
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user7792788  +   917d ago
of course it's not vaporware you fools. A 6 minute trailer was shown last year and countless small updates though out the year...

I seriously cant believe how many people think its vaporware..
torchic  +   917d ago
I know right? this game clearly exists. I remember that update stating that most of the worlds for the game are complete, and how big they were. he also talked about airships and such in that update.

I hope this update has a release date so I can throw my money at SE
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PirateThom  +   917d ago
Duke Nukem Forever. Screenshots, trailers, the lot. Only took 15 years to come out...

Eight Days? Full trailer, screenshots... pretty much on indefinite hold.

Maybe it's not vapourware, but this sort of ridiculously long, drawn out development with little information happens and, honestly, until there's a firm release date... the game, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist.
user7792788  +   917d ago
@pirate The duke devs were flatout BROKE until gearbox came alone and offered to finish it for them, don't compare that game and company to a SE game
mttrackmaster38  +   917d ago
Do you not remember Duke Nukem Forever? Countless games had a shit load of information released, only to never come out (or take a crap load of time to). Stop being delusional, this game is vaporware until they announce a damn release date.
TheUnbiasedLion  +   917d ago
I disbanded the hype train a couple of days ago, whatever info comes will come.

I don't need articles like this trying to tempt me back on saying he is "almost" done getting ready to give in, how annoying.
majiebeast  +   917d ago
Nomura just needs to leave, his talent is wasted at square enix. The best game square enix will launch this entire gen will be final fantasy 10 for vita and ps3 thats how bad they are this entire gen on console's.

The reason they havent gone bankrupt yet is dragonquest and eidos games cause it certainly aint mindjack or any of the craptastic 360 jrpg's
Agent_hitman  +   917d ago
Nomura and the rest of the gang dodges the issue whenver media is asking them a new infos about versus13.

It hurts us FF fans
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   917d ago
Its defintely not going to come out in Japan this year much less America in 2013.I wouldnt be surprised if its somehow multiplat.The worst part to me is that Kingdom Hearts 3 will take even longer to come out after Versus.
TheUnbiasedLion  +   917d ago
I know what you mean this is sad news, KH:3D willkeep me going but with KH3 no where in sight it makes me a sad lion :(

I am still secretly praying the reason that versus is taking so long is that KH 3 is in development a long side it. Wishful thinking though :/
izumo_lee  +   917d ago
I remember Nomura saying that the next update will show the game running on actual PS3 hardware. The cryptic message that was implied is that the interview he was doing was about Kingdom Hearts 3DS so i guess he did not want to lessen the focus about KH with news about Versus. Versus will have its own spotlight in the near future.

I really hope this game stays exclusive for a few reasons. Not harping on the 360 but this gen Squarenix has yet to release a PS3 only game while the 360 had 3 (Infinite Indiscovery, Last Remnant & for a time Star Ocean). If they want to port the game at a later time so be it but for now i wanna see what a PS3 only game by Squarenix looks like. If the game is as underwhelming as FF 13 than the console is not at fault. However if this game is what we wanted to see from a Final Fantasy game that harken back to the old times than we know what happened with FF 13.

Maybe that is why this game is taking so long, Squarenix higher ups (Wada etc.) have seen what this game is capable of on the PS3 thus delaying to show it. They are worried that the game will show the fan base what really happened in the development of FF 13. They are worried about the backlash they might receive from the fans. I know i will get massive disagrees for this but this is just my personal assumptions.
NYC_Gamer  +   917d ago
How long has this game been in development?
izumo_lee  +   917d ago
From what i read the game was announced in 2006 but according to Nomura at that time nothing was done other than that 'concept' trailer. They officially began working on the game around 2007.

There was a rumor that the team had to put the game on hold to help finish FF 13 in 2008. In December 2009 during a Final Fantasy event the first gameplay footage was shown, the one with Noctis fighting a behemoth. In 2010 the first real trailer was shown which showed more characters & some ideas on the story. In January 2011 another trailer was shown that featured Noctis speak, gameplay about battle & other stuff. On September 2011 Squarenix announced the game was in 'full production' & will use some aspects of their next gen engine 'Luminous'. January 2012 Nomura described the game to have a mix of real-time & pre-rendered scenes.

Since than nothing has been shown or discussed about the game til now.
mttrackmaster38  +   917d ago
They better release at least an 8 minute all gameplay video and a release date or I'm not biting. Seriously, if Square releases another damn cinematic trailer I'm just going to cancel my pre-order that I've been holding on to for years.
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