GOONL!NE: Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed to Dengeki PlayStation in an interview that he is no longer involved with Final Fantasy XIII.
Well this game might suck because of that. Everything this man touch is gold in the gaming world
We'll see what happens. Square just has so many problems nowadays.
Isn't the game done already?
Then that guy was telling the truth!!! Holy Crap...if he was right about that then he could've been right about Nomura leaving Square Enix soon. That's bad....that's really bad. Edit: Oh wait nevermind. I misread the title. More tired than i thought.
The development team is probably done with the major design aspects that he was working on. Now he can focus on FFv13, and help them finish that up. Seems like good prioritizing on his part.
Actually they called him and his team in to help with this project so now that his part is done, he can go back where he's really needed. Shoot if you ask me they should just scrap the XIII project and continue development on Verses/
First Sakaguchi and now the possibility of Nomura leaving. I wonder what his reasons are for leaving the FFXIII project. If it has to do at all with S-E's business practises, they'd better look long and hard at how they operate if they hope to keep their best talent.
Omg... my heart stopped beating for a second. I thought he wasn't working FFV13 no more. What a relief....
Likewise, I thought he wasn't working on FFVXIII anymore when I read that title. Nearly had an aneurysm there.
Nomura certainly wasn't happy when XIII went multi-platform His heart seems to be all about FFvXIII now I dunno if FFXIII is gonna be that good... but maybe he's already finished with his input with XIII, so he can focus on vXIII now
Best news ever. Now he can get to work on Versus and hopefully that drops in 2010
The characters design are done so well yeah, he's done with FFXIII. Besides its a good thing isn't? Now, he can totally concentrate on Versus for his heart content and our too :)
He's not the only creative genius out there.
14 year-old playstation fanboys sure are funny.
Oh dear, thats like MGS without Kojima... Lukily his influences will be present as the game must be quite far on.. Hes done his work so to speak. Should still be a great game
In other words "now whoever made this deal with M$ you port the game over I want nothing to do with it" lol. Versus is his only focus now and it looks like a winner.
Sakaguchi-san == Final Fantasy. Nomura is irrelevant. Want to play some epic JRPG? Pick up Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey. Any fan of JRPG will love them.
'Oh dear, thats like MGS without Kojima' QFT
Heck yeah im glad he no working FF13 but... i hope he working Hard on FF13Versus and Kingdom heart 3
so there goes ff13 vs, it's now being done by someone else. edit- nvm, yeah i read it like twice, it doesn't say what he's doing right now or next though, it's not descriptive.
Please learn to read..?
He was never a central part of XIII's development
I think he did his job already and now can focus on his work
so he was involved with XIII at first correct? He's lead character design right?
He's behind Final Fantasy Vs. 13, he was asked to help the devs that are working on FF13 and now that his part is done he can go back and focus on Vs. 13 idk why people are taking this as he's not with square-enix anymore he's just done helping the FF13 dev. team now he's going back to work on his game (FF Vs. 13) If he wasn't working with Square-Enix anymore the title would have said Nomura no longer working withe Square-Enix
well thats what happens man, thats what happens.
This isn't a bad thing. Nomura and his team were brought into XIII during development due to SE not hitting deadlines. Being released from XIII, means vXIII development can move forward.
I think you're the only one who understood the news and what it actually means . Nomura was only supposed to outline some of the plot , and the art . he and his team were brought onto the main FFXIII project because it was horribly late ... Get a grip guys , it's a good news for the game and nothing ominous... yet
for not being a 14 year-old playstation fanboy saying that Square Enix must be dying! Every gen, Square Enix puts most of their resources into the first Final Fantasy game of the gen and all other AAA titles follow. Kids are acting like The Last Remnant is a sign of things to come lol. Then they will cry about Star Ocean 4 (a subpar entry in the series) and point out how Star Ocean 3 sold over a million, completely ignoring the sales for the other games in the series lol.
Sounds like he's done with the project,I'm hoping after he leaves Square Enix that he joins the ranks of Sony Corp :D
He's not leaving square-Enix he stopped development on the game he's working on (FF Versus 13) to help the dev. team behind FF13 now that he's done helping he can go back and focus on FFVersus 13 <- this was explained in an article awhile back Although I do agree it would be nice to have Nomura working on AAA Exclusive RPG's for Sony
Another M$ purchase made TOTALLY POINTLESS... FF was dead a long time ago.
is coming to the ps3 and the game is almost 100% finish sooo you fail.
The only good dev they have. Well, he better finish up vXIII and get started on KHIII. =P
but if i remembered correctly, his team and him were moved to join in the FF13 project as they were falling behind the deadline
Its phrased to sound like he's leaving the company when he's just done with his part and will go back to doing what he was doing.
Many people still believe Versus is a part of Final fantasy 13, many aslo think it's coming to the 360 which is hilarious all you gotta do is look up a vid on youtube ..... kinda sad really
that is exactly what i was hoping for... Leave square and make his on Devteam call....." CircleHard" How bout that huh.. Go Nomura Go!!!
As far as I remeber he was an artists who designed chracters from FF7 to 10 bring back the orginal director who did the very old FF games.
So I'm guessing he's putting his efforts on Vs. XIII?
the abandoned boat stuck ...
Yea...kinda what I was thinking. He'll just shift his focus back to Versus.
Nomura should just join Sony Japan to develop another Legend of Dragoon. At Sony he would be apperciated and treated with respect. I have no doubt that Nomura wasn't happy at all with the late multi-platform announcement of FF13. Anyone here that have done Software Engineering knows what i am talking about and what poor Nomura and team had to go through because of that idiot Wada.
Build a bridge and get over it, dude. "Oh noes, the Nomura-San is being disrespected by filthy Micro$oft. He better leave and work on my precious versus for the benevolent Sony." You fanboys are all two fries short of a happy meal. They're video games, they're not your life, and if you consider them to be, then you are retarding the world with your presence.
Now he can concentrate on making FF Versus XIII the best action rpg dis gen (okae i may b jumping the gun here but i can hlp but feel excited 4 it). N e ways XIII is near complete for the japanese market 2 enjoy n dey dont need Nomura for localization for the remaining regions.
i think he is a Sony fanboy. i think that is why versus 13 is still PS3 exclusive. cool with me.
Nomura's already come out and said he prefers the PS3.
It's because Nomura has taste when it comes to his games .. same goes for kojima.
From the start he didn't want to be involved in a project that would just be watered down to fit on a last gen console. FF13 will flop like I have said over and over.
Just because of the name FFXIII will not flop, even if it's a crap game...
Kingdom Hearts 3!!!! Confirmed IT!!!! that's all I want... Nomura, Come On I love your game's... Nomura is working on Final Fantasy 13 (Multi-Plat PS3, XBOX 360) No longer in Dev. with this game... Final Fantasy vs 13 (PS3 Exclusive) Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (PSP) Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days (DS) Kingdom Hearts coded ( I think this one got drop) (CELL PHONE) that's alot of game's he's been working on.... Now I know why he said he has his Plate Full and cant get to KH3... Now atleast he free himself some space by not being involved with FF 13 Dev. Team
hope he is workin on versus, the japanese verision is probably done already all thats left is polishing it.
They will not work on projects that they do not beleive in or support. Versus confirmed to be that much better....I lost faith in 13 a long time ago. O HEY I GOTTA QUESTION? why was everyone so surprised ff13 was coming to the 360...about a year or 6 months earlier they told people they were using the white engine that runs on 360 and ps3 so it was pretty obvious to me at least what they were going to do it on pleasefixme...
he's also working on Final Fantasy Agito XIII for the PSP.. so yea he still has alot on his plate.. so before even startin dev. on KH3 he has to finish these project's
I don't really care about FF XIII, my FF chapter will be the Versus. No Nomura, no FF.
this guy has been behind my favorite final fantasys imo: 7 & 10
This is fantastic news. It could very well mean that that FFXIII development is getting close to polishing and bug squashing. The core work must be near completion - which has allowed Nomura to move on to other things. Do people actually read the articles or just the headline????
No need to read the article the headline is all I need to know because I read an article earlier when he first began helping the dev team thats behind FF13, now that he's done helping them he can go back to focus on FF Vs. 13 it's been explained awhile ago that he was going to put hold on development on Versus to help the dev. team behind FF13
FFXIII will be just another game, MS is trying to kill great games trying to push their bad technology just like it does everywhere it's at. Versus is my last hope!
people should start reading the articles for the Fact their were some people in another thread that thought that he was completely done with Final Fantasy games, meaning FF 13 & FF vs 13... and just drop out the project's... if they would of read the article instead of the headline it would of clearly stated that Noruma is Completely done with FF 13 and he can put more time into FF vs 13 and that Noruma said he has a suprise for us and that he will be unveiling FF vs 13 soon but not at this year's E3 so may be TGS "09"...if people would of read the articles... http://scrawlfx.com/2009/05...
Yeah, people like to read titles of articles and then pretend that they've read the entire thing. Nomura didn't drop 13, he's just finished work on it. Reading is a h3ll of a thing!
The fact that he will be putting more attention into vs 13 is good, and also it could be a sign that he will also be putting more attention into Kingdom Hearts 3, which I am assuming is in production :)
since it comes out this winter in Japan *importing it* But now he can focus more on vXIII, and hopefully make it the action-RPG that will revolutionize the genre.
are people so upset? isn't this a good sign..it means ff13 is nearly done...all his work on the project is finished pretty much, there's only so much left to do. hopefully this means we'll get to see more progress made on versus too soon :)
thats a good thing right?
Yup but obviously everyone jumps at the chance to criticise everyone at Square Enix except Nomura.
I don't think it's all that big a deal that Nomura-san is no longer involved. Final Fantasy XIII for all intents and purposes despite not being released is more or less done its just Square being the perfectionists that they are when it comes to the FF series that's making the game take so long. With that being the case it makes sense that he would be able to lower his involvement drastically. This way he can focus on Final Fantasy VS XIII and make that just that much better.
33.3% of the master plan is done,now get Yoshinori Kitase,and Hironobu Sakaguchi and we can have some real possibilities for a 6 or 7 proper remake.Oh,also,someone at Squeenix has to stop forcing them to make androginous characters dressed as clowns,enough with the Yitan/Tidus/Vaan stuff. Also,enough with the neutral Yuna face all over every female character. We know some wise guy at marketing said that the more generic the face,the more people can get identified with it, But Good Lord,stop it already with the shallow female characters that look the same,how about getting rid of the same recycled stereotypes? How about we don't have a Yuffie/Eiko/Rikku? How about stop stretching the franchise your way Squeenix?
ARE SOME OF YOU MORONS, NOMURA ISNT INVOLVED WITH IT ANY LONGER BECAUSE ITS NEAR ENOUGH COMPLETED, ALL THATS LEFT IS THE VOICE WORK AND A FEW MORE THINGS. Read the full damn interview before you start typing your fanboy gibberish. Nomura was involved heavily with FFXIII for the past few years but since it's nearly finished it makes sense for them to start talking about Versus now.