Andriasang: Square Enix CEO announces delay while apologizing for PC version problems.
I can't believe they messed it up this badly
Squarefost - awesome games Square-Enix - medicore/decent/good at best games :(
@tigersnake: They probably pushed it back because they're planning a 360 version; which means they are chopping enough to "make a full game" again, and probably towns with three houses each. Mediocrity confirmed.
@sayonara Well actually the last FF game developed by Square was FFX-2 which sucked. So I think it was going downhill before the merger (though could just be an anomaly).
so cancelled... dont hold your breath for this or any kind of decent fix imo the games beyond salvage sad sqeenix sucks for killing square wada should be fired... anyone still holding out hope for ff13 vs is more optimistic than i
Wow. They released a messed up game and screwed the early adopters and now they're saying;
Well, SE restructured the team and their placed main priority to take all the feedback from the beta and include it to the Game. Then release the PS3 Version with all the Updates. It Sounds like a good start to get FFXIV back on track. With the PS3 version delayed and SE marketing team. I bet SE will probably put in like a FFXIII Versus Demo with FFXIV to help it sell.
This is more then good, hopefully they'll fix everything, that has pissed of players, Fans, and critics.
I blame that tool for Everything..
just announce it to be f2p already thats what happens nowadays,when a game doesn't do well. see champions online. not interested in this game though...waiting for Blade and Soul and Guild Wars 2 for Xbox 360,Meanwhile i also expect champions online to hit Xbox 360 in 2011 since their going f2p and they already developed a 360 version.
That would be a step in the right direction.
you do realise F2P is not actually free right? I mean with all the micro-transactions they offer and usually is required if you want to get anything from the game it really adds up sometimes to more than a monthly fee.
You forgot the /s
All MMO's on consoles should be b2p...its the right thing to do as most console owners don't like to pay monthly fee's especially 360 owners. Give me one good reason why it would be a good thing for it to be p2p,other then that the developers get more money. Look at Guild Wars 2 it is poised to be the Greatest MMO ever and you know what? its buy2play..exactly you buy it and you play..no Monthly fee no BS. edit: I meant buy2play btw @Chris399 The weather is fine,i Heard that NCsoft confirmed GW2 and Blade and Soul for both consoles in the real world. http://www.cinemablend.com/... And i know that the 360 Version of CO was cancelled but that was because it was subscription based but now that its gonna be F2P in 2011 chances are that it is gonna be revived. I don't think they would want to trow so much work they said that it was ready and that MS was just being difficult, so now that its gonna be f2p it shouldn't be a problem to get it on 360.
They've had it since 2007 or so. And MS' closed online also poses an issue. Champions online for the 360 was cancelled too. How's the weather in Fantasy Land today? Edit: In case you haven't noticed, MS' new market push is on Kinect. Not F2P MMOs. Age of Conan, Champions, APD all CANCELLED. Note that Kingdom Under Fire 2 is now on the PS3 on account of Sony's more accommodating network. http://www.joystiq.com/2010... The MP component of that game is also non-subscription based.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE DOING I HOPE IT'S GULID WARS 2 FOR PS3, WELL EVENTUALLY
And yeah jneul, it's probably Guild Wars 2. I still see MS' network posing an issue with this, as they'll need entirely different servers and update schedules, plus a percentage of their user-base is lacking a hard-drive. Edit: Did you even read what you linked? "But now, comments from Microsoft’s Stephen McGill seem to suggest the company might be opening its mind to new ideas – and while more traditional hardcore MMOs wouldn’t work, the casual games market is worth looking at for inspiration, he said." WHILE MORE TRADITIONAL HARDCORE MMOS WON'T WORK. THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT FARMVILLE FFS. NOT GUILD WARS 2. My point about Kingdom Under Fire 2 is that it's development is causing headaches for the team on account of MS' closed infastructure. http://www.videogamesblogge... It's also supposed to ship at about 20 gigs. How many DVDs will that ship on, do you think? Compression is great, but a 360 isn't like a traditional PC in terms of installing things (compression to expansion on a hard-drive), it just does a 1:1 copy.
Nobody said anything about Marketing pushes We are talking about MMO's here and you start talking about kinect marketing? MS said that non-subscription based MMO's could happen on the 360. http://beefjack.com/news/mi... Subscription based models don't make sense on Xbox 360 also Kingdom under fire 2 will also come to the 360 so whats the point your trying to make? and APB was also planned for the PS3, so whats the point your trying to make again? your obviously a ps3 fanboy who doesn't want MS and the 360 to do good and are trying to downplay people who believe in them so you can feel good about yourself. its obviously not working so you start making some shit up about marketing and kinect which have nothing to do with what Mystogan was trying to say.
I'm just a realist. You're setting yourself up for disappointment if you think the 360 will be an MMO machine this gen. Their closed network and dicey storage solutions pose an issue. Next gen, maybe, but the dice have been rolled and MS is pursuing the casual market at present. Even the story that you linked confirms this direction. No hardcore, tradional MMOs, but social ones. I don't need to justify any console purchase to myself as I've had, and enjoyed at certain points, them all. Sony is the only one of the three that is actively courting and pursing MMO content on their machine. The 360 got XI simply because it was out first. Since then, it's had Shadowrun and everything else has been cancelled. Reality check.
Well said Chris.
almost all f2p MMO suck..and making FFXIV f2p would be a huge mistake on SE part... All the ppl who play MMOs understand why it's necessary to pay a fee. If you disagree with me it's clear you aren't into MMOs.
I find it funny that someone with a 360 would complain about paying a monthly fee to play something online.
Damn was FFXIV that much of a F'up
yes!, I am a ff fan and that was a disaster! I tried my best not to troll or bash that game, but! I just couldn't . I saw so many flawed design, Lag, copy and paste level design. No kind of ushering in new players. Square needs to fire somebody.
pushing back is in my opinion a win win situation for SE and Sony only the fans would be disappointed i think since theres negative review for FF14 SE can make a better version on the PS3 and have anyone see Sony's PS3 lineup for 2011 its too crowded and postponing some games would help sells
I agree. As a FFXI 3-4 year player, I want to start playing FFXIV now, but I don't want to have to deal with issues the game has now. Not to mention, there is a fucking straight killer list of games in 2011. I'll be PLENTY busy until FFXIV comes. When it comes to MMOs/Online RPGs though, I think White Knight Chronicles 2 with do just fine for now, (if it ever gets a US/EU release).
F2P or die! :p
The smartest thing they could have done. I've not played the game so can't really comment but how can the producer still be in a job with them? It's not nice to call for the job of anybody but seriously, he dun goofed up big time and from what i've read,the guy shouldn't ever work on another MMO again. At the end of the day a game should be FUN and this Tanaka guy doesn't really seem to envision or understand what it means to have fun playing a game.
i noticed someone said Tanaka resigned from being in charge of the game, good bye corridor game:-D
i dont think anyone cares because nothing good has some out of square since the ps1 days
Yes but will we even care by that point,.. It is cool they are fixing it and all,.. but DC universe online,.. looks so delicious,.. http://www.gamespot.com/sho...
i wont get this one im waiting for the real ffvs 13 to come out got enough games for 2011 . peace out
Sigh....................... SE better be glad there are a shit ton of games to play come 2011.
. But this is worst than I thought...
DC Universe Online, got me so pumped after watching the gamestops 1 hour gameplay,.. I think this is the first mmo I will really get into,..It is mind-blowingly great,.. And I am not even a big fan of all this DC comics and stuff,.. Only from movies and stuff I know some characters,..Hell even Super-man looks badass as hell!! http://www.gamespot.com/sho...
Must be embarrassing stepping down as producer. I don't like it when companies throw the delay flag.
At this point I don't think anyone cares. They should just give up altogether and focus on fixing up.
Biggest flop of 2010 according to me. And i'm wondering to myself: who still wants this garbage on his/her PS3? Not me for sure... even the worse free MMORPG is funnier and better than FF XIV.... sadness
They can pretty much just cancel it at this point nobody is going to buy it anyways. That game is full of FAIL!
We didn't see this one com... oh, wait - we totally did isn't?
Wow. Watching Square Enix these last five years has kind of been like watching the titanic sink right before my very eyes. That company is a total disaster now and I just don't see them ever rebounding back. They have one chance at at a proverbial Final Attack/Revive combination: Release what the fans want. Aka FF7 remake, and FF13 versus PS3 exclusivity.
How about doing the world a favor and pushing it a little further into the trash can, k?
What a way to fuck my day up. I have been anticipating this game with a decent amount of optimism hoping that Square would fix all of the problems by March. Silly of me to assume they'd make us all happy. If this pushes back to 2012 I think i'm just going to skip this game simply out of principle.
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