IGN - Rumors are circulating that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is no more. So what does it all mean, and where does it leave Square's famous series?
Must be a slow day for game journalists. Funny how highly-anticipated 360 exclusives like Too Human and Alan Wake (which both had LOOOOONG development cycles) never once had these sort of speculation articles about them being - according to rumor - cancelled.
Yeah but this is Versus, it's 'bigger' than the two games you mention
Same thing can be said about The Agent. We only gotten "We are working on it" or "No comment at this time" for the past years. Square Enix better address this rumor though. I am sick of games going in the dark.
Game journalists? Where???
Yeah, the guy in the blue shirt said he wants FFXIII-3 and he loved XIII... I think that point alone should disqualify him from being a gaming journalist. That said, I don't believe anything until it's official... but if we don't see or hear something by the Sept FF announcement day or at TGS, I'd definitely consider the game to be in limbo. They also say the resources (whatever those may be) could be used in/on FFXV... maybe FFXIII-Vs was too far away from the story/style of XIII to have the name tied together. Maybe they don't want gamers who didn't like XIII to be influenced by XIII when they buy the game. Who knows... just speculation.
@guitarded77 He was blatantly being sarcastic about liking FFXIII.
@ PirateThom That's not something to joke about.
I dont want this game to be cancelled, but if it is cancelled, i guess SE has NOTHING to redeem themselves for making the sh**y games they made this gen !
This is not just simple speculation, this is a rumor started by a reliable source according to Kotaku.
You never heard rumors of Too Human and Alan Wake canceled stories and gamer speculation? LOL It's funny that you came to that conclusion so quickly when those xbox games seen this treatment off and on for years yet FF VS has only had it for a few days with FF Versus taking the longest to come out lol.
Everyone needs hits. There won't be any news to talk about between now and Gamescom so let's run with the rumors.
1 less chessey game, that's all.
??? This isn't XIII/XIII-2
I've been hurt too much by recent Final Fantasy games to have faith in this 1.
@ n4gboy Have you even watched trailers/seen gameplay/read details about Versus XIII? cause it sound like you're blind commenting. The game is set up to be dark and mature with minimal cheesy dialogue and characters.
Well fair enough, losing faith in is all well and good, but, what was shown so far was not cheesy. Every bit of dialogue was riddled with stringy cheese in XIII. WHereas the characters just kinda speak like normal people in this one. Besides Noctis being a bit cocky(if you consider that cheesy, it's sort of a staple of Shoenen manga to be honest)
Final Fantasy Versus XIII is being developed by completely different team. This will be nothing like that abortion of a game, Final Fantasy XIII.
Why cancel a money magnet ? Don't believe ondore's lies !!!
Rofl nice XII tie in xD
IGN is joining Kotakus' hit magnet. Kotaku and IGN are the only known sites reporting this story. I hate how they are acting like the rumor is credible.
nah it's pretty much spread like a wild fire at this point, only Square can settle the rumors once and for all. Hopefully they won't wait a week in a half to resolve this but that's up to them
Yeah, I hope they confirm this rumor is fake because I've been waiting 6 years and this rumor made me sad and angry.
My feelings correlate with the above. I've been sick and tired of S-E this gen and the one remaining redeeming factor was Versus and now it looks like it's been canned.
Actually IGN is the 5th site who write about Versus cancellation I read all of them & we will see many more such articles until September unless SE decide to come out & say officially that Versus is still in production.
Ohhh Macho Madness is everywhere...you know what I think, yeah, I'll tell you what I think. I think someone created this rumor to get these punks, yeah, these crazy punks at Square Enix to give the public some information, YEAH! Looks like a clever ploy to Macho Man, like the earth to the stars above, we're gonna git some information when they clarify, yeah you heard me, CLARIFY THAT THIS RUMOR IS FALSE, YEAH!!! DIG IT!
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WTH, the guy on the left is talking like it's actually officially cancelled....
Urgh... I'm a bit worried that SE haven't responded to this faster. Makes me dread that maybe they are actually just letting it die or something. Fingers crossed. This game looked phenomenal...
MS angling for this game is an interesting thought. They were knee deep in the JRPG market earlier this generation. They got Square and Mistwalker to kick out some 360 exclusives(The Lost Odyssey is awesome!!!) but then MS seemed to lose interest once the games didn't perform as well as expected. I doubt they would use their insane amount of finincial wealth to bring this game to 360. They accomplished their goal by cock blocking JRPGs away from the PS3 earlier this generation. Hell for a good while the 360 had more JRPGs this gen!!! Anyways, they don't need FFvs13. Maybe MS wouldn't cough up the money that Square wanted so they pulled the plug. I don't know about the tecnicals. I imagine that this game could have been ported. It's supposed to easier to port from the PS3 to the 360 than vice versa. FF13-2 is said to be identical on both platforms. The 360 version might have to be multiple discs and even be the lesser version. hehe. Square could always pull off some of the nasty tricks we've seen lazy developers do with the PS3. Just drop the resolution and frame rates. Ship it and call it good. if I remember correctly they did that with FF13. We got the better version. Yey!!! My guess is this is a tactical financial decision. It just isn't financially feasible to continue. You would think the game would be almost done after all these years and it would be best to finish it to recoup some of the money spent on it though. Right??It must not be as close to being finished as one would think it should be. If that's the case that's pretty hard to understand. Note how Square never really seemed commited to this game. Devlopers would get pulled from VS to work on other games like 13-2. I always was suspicous of that. Square rarely even talked about VS either. Yeah, I would say this game never seemed to be a priority to Square for some reason.
"Rumors are circulating", really? I only ever heard one rumor and that is coming from Kotaku...
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