Denagaki PS3 Final Fantasy XIII Interview

Dengeki PS3 (Japan) interviewed FFXIII's producers in the latest issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Producer Kitase stated "The demo of FFXIII will utilize around 50% of PS3's capability, whereas the full version will utilize close to 100%". The scans of the magazine can be found in the links "1 2 3" at the top of the translated article.

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qface645289d ago

im not much of a graphics whore but i highly doubt that
sure 13 looks good but it doesn't look all that great

last i heard didn't uncharted 2 look better than this?

SasanovaS7775289d ago

when they say use 100% of ps3, it doesnt have to mean graphics...and it usually never means graphics...its behind the scenes that the ps3 shines...

Danja5289d ago (Edited 5289d ago )

as we can see SE has falling in the technology area also so maybe they think they are utilizing the PS3 full power , based on there crappy Crystal Engine ..... because so far im really not impressed with what I have seen of FF13...plz to prove me wrong

or maybe they are doing damage control form now so ppl wont be disappointed by what they see in the demo so they are saying the final product will be X better...

YungXclusive2K95289d ago

I'm almost gonna call BS because if the 360 version is supposedly gonna be the same, there is no way possible that they are gonna use 100% if the 360 version will match it

Giriath5289d ago (Edited 5289d ago )

Even the crappiest graphics can stress the Playstation 3 to its limits, what matters is how effective the programming is, and how much the result appeals to the consumer.

beardpapa5289d ago

Or maybe this is misinterpretation, like that one time when the media interviewed Kojima about MGS4, and they translated it as him saying the PS3 wasn't powerful enough for MGS4 and he was disappointed. But what he really meant was that he had wildly high expectations of the PS3 but in the end, there weren't enough resources for him to create a masterpiece of his vision.

Xulap5289d ago

Hm, it says "close to 100%".

Hydrolex5289d ago

if yes then no it will not get close to 100 of ps3 power !!

if it is an exclusive still no, maybe 90% but not 100

Masta_fro5289d ago (Edited 5289d ago )

getting a 100% on a spelling test (FFXIII) is not as impressive as getting an 80% on a cold-fusion plasma reacting solar powered rocket science exam (Uncharted2).

you know?

This is just Square Enix looking for attention.

I love me some FF, but you know, in my life, and i say this truthfully, i have never been as blown away by a games graphics and sheer technical excellence as i have been by Uncharted 2. And this is just by looking at screenshots.

Not even Heavy Rain, not even Killzone 2...(big killzone 2 fan)

Hydrolex5289d ago

Uncharted 2 looks 3 times better than FF lol

GUNS N SWORDS5289d ago (Edited 5289d ago )

ok, so this is where 360 goes 360 degrees and falls flat on it's ass right?

.......and if it doesn't that would mean that 360 is a pretty strong console right?

aldesko5289d ago

"Uncharted 2 looks 3 times better than FF lol "

Hm.. I'd say more like 2.5 times better

Dragun6195289d ago

Honestly, I'll believe it when I see it.
And So far, the demo looks....i guess promising for 50% of PS3 power.

Iono about you guys but I've yet to see a retail PS3 game released by SquareEnix. Even the announced MultiPlatform Game, Last Remnant has yet to be released on the PS3 as well as the Developers for the game couldn't even say anything about the development of the PS3 version. And your telling me that Square Enix developers are able to utilize 100% of PS3's power. Yet to release a PS3 game but they can utilize 100% of PS3's power....

I have yet to hear a dev say that they were able to utilize 100% of PS3 power, at least not on their first try. For example, Uncharted, Amazing Graphics but it only used 30-40% of PS3's power. For their second try Uncharted 2, they have stated it will use 100% of PS3's power which is understandable as Naughty Dog pretty much has EXPERIENCE with the PS3.

Once again I'll believe it when i see it.

Uncharted 2 to use 100% PS3's power and Uncharted 1 used 30-40%
GDC: The Last Remnant PS3 and the Awkwardest Silence

lolol1235289d ago

theyre clearly lying. none of their games have ever used a consoles max. and how could they use 100% of ps3s power if they make it look the same on the 360? maybe he means disc space

RememberThe3575289d ago

This is a multi-platform engine. It is built for PS3, 360 and PC. I find it hard to believe that they can take the full potential of the PS3 out of a multi-platform engine.

Even the Killzone 2 devs said that they'd be able to get more from the PS3 next time around.

I have no bought that this game will be both fun and beautiful, but what I take from that comment is that they will use nearly 100% of what the Crystal Engine can get out of the PS3.

ajeben8095289d ago

Theres no limit on how much you can optimize the graphics, this is a dead argument. An argument for stupid comparisons where people can say "that is the best the ps3 can do" because apparently its using 100% of its power...

People are so stupid sometimes....

CrazzyMan5289d ago (Edited 5289d ago )

"because so far im really not impressed with what I have seen of FF13...plz to prove me wrong"
Interviewer: How much of the PS3's powers do you think the game will utilize at the end?

Kitase: I think around 50% for the demo version.
Maybe BECAUSE all what you have seen so far, is only 50% of PS3 power???

"I'm almost gonna call BS because if the 360 version is supposedly gonna be the same,"
Are you INSANE??? IF x360 CAN`T run in HD resolution x360 exclusive (so far) Star Ocean 4, it runs at 488p, just 8p over SD resolution, what makes you think, that it will run same as PS3 version of FFXIII?
Not to mention space issues and absence of HDD.

And come on GUYS, KITASE and NOMURA are GOOD developers, they are not same sh1t as Square, they develop for PS3, and so far HASN`T dissapointed.
It`s all OTHER Square developer teams create some sh1t, BUT not them!

STOP hating these 2 good guys(and FFXIII games). If you want to hate, then hate Wada and Square.

hay5289d ago

True C-man. Kitase and Nomura are the "good guys". While it may use 100% of PS3's power it won't be even close to maxing it's capabilities. I also wonder how they want to achieve this. FFs never had any brilliant physics engine etc, characters and events were always pre-animated and most cutscenes were always pre-rendered. No varied dying animations for example, each enemy of the same type died in the same way. But still they can use it as brilliant LOD of environments, view distance, varied animations, maybe some real time spell effects engine, would be awesome.
And one feature I hope for sure is Japanese voiceovers in EU/US version of the game...

Sarcasm5289d ago

When a developer says a "percentage" it usually refers to the amount of resources it uses from the PS3.

100% from Killzone 2 is different than 100% than Wipeout HD.

It depends how they use the SPUs.

SL1M DADDY5289d ago

It is in reference to their proprietary Game Engine. Since everybody's engines work differently, some will look better than others despite how much power they claim to use.

Alcon5289d ago

I hate it when a developper says it utilises 100 percent of the power. You just know thats bull****. They should say that with their current knowledge, technology,... they utilise 100 percent; because those 100 percent might become 70 percent compared with what they could do in a few years. The games do get better (visualy, technically, ect) when time passes (just look at PS2, with GOW I&II, wich blew peoples mind, because no one thought it could do what it did with those games).
Furthermore, for Square Enix, this is the mjor (and first?) game they develop for the PS3, so you know, that when they'll work on that platform more, and develop it, the games will be better.
100 percent most of the time is not true. It's usualy 100 percent with what they can do at the moment, but you know they can do better, and use more power from the machine in more clever ways.

CrazzyMan5289d ago (Edited 5289d ago )

FFVII, FFVIII, FFIX had one of the BEST visuals on PS1.

FFX, FFX-2, FFXII had one of the BEST visuals on PS2.

FFVII:CC, FF:Dissidia had one of the BEST visuals on PSP.

What`s wrong with FFXIII??? Why do you think, that the game won`t have one of the BEST visuals on PS3?

FFXIII is developed for PS3, and was developed with having ONLY PS3 in mind. Kitase(producer) even didn`t know, that FFXIII will be also released on x360.
FFXIII won`t be downgraded on PS3, because of x360.
JUST RTFM, google it!

p.s. And IF you afraid of multiplatform engine capabilities, it wasn`t multiplatform in firts place, more over, this engine is also for a Wii, i hope, nobody expects FFXIII level visuals on Wii? You shouldn`t expect that on x360 either, just looks at SO4 with it`s 488p and framerate problems.

Shadow Flare5289d ago

Around 100% of the ps3's power? I dunno. But i guess that means in comparison the 360 version is going to be compressed within an inch of it's life and look like garbage or it'll be on 7 discs. One for every day of the week baby

commodore645289d ago

It sounds to me that even when a highly respected Japanese developer says they will use 100% of the ps3's power, there will still be a large number of diehard ps3 fans that maintain that the ps3 has some *ueber-potential* that remains untapped, after it has been 100% tapped out.

grow up guys.

heroicjanitor5289d ago

So that later on they can say how impressed they were with the 360 when they port it. But needing 100% to run crap code could only need 50% for better code...

xwabbit5289d ago

This will be the first game from SE to come to the PS3 ? So im pretty sure they dont have the same experience at programing the PS3 like Naughty Dogg, So u doubt they are really using the full power of the PS3. If they decide to learn about the PS3 like they did with PS2 we will see much better quality games from SE. I dont see that happening tho sine they said moving to the 360 was a GREAT idea with i highly doubt since their games all together havent sold a million

ZuperAmazingCooKie5289d ago

Also, it's not how much you use, it's how you use it

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Trebius5288d ago

A multiplatform game cant boast that it's working 100% on the PS3...
That doesnt make any sense...theyre just trying to cover up the fact that the demo probably doesnt look as great as the consumer thought it would, and they're assuring it'll look better.

To say a demo is only 50% of the final copy makes me call bullsh!t.