Yoshinori Kitase promises to share new Final Fantasy Versus XIII information in the coming months.
How about a release date? But I suspect the news will be it's going multiplat TBH
I thought Kitase was not in favor of that?
tbh it could go either way. hell i wouldn't be massively surprised if it was announced for Nintendo's new console as well.. we'll just have to wait and see. Pressure from the execs might just overwhelm the developers own preferences.
Not only that, Nomura has said in the past, and this is quoted "if Versus goes multiplat I will cut off my left arm" So I genuinely think he has more or less refused to work on the project unless it remains exclusive. I doubt it would even be possible for it to go multiplat now because the development has stretched far beyond the crystal tools engine, It actually now incorporates a few of the features from SE's next gen engine which is still under development. The only reason they went in is because they have had the time to see what parts of their next engine could be squeezed onto the PS3. So in short the engine they are using for Versus13 is a hybrid of two different engines, which was designed from the ground up for the PS3, To go multiplat now would mean to scrap it and start again like they did with FF13 which it really is a bit late for now. The entire game concept would have to be redisigned so it could work with crystal tools
An announcement for an announcement?
wake me up when the game releases, because am gonna take a long sleep like the people of the cave (309 years of sleeping in the cave)
Wada caught a lot of heat when FFXIII was announced as a multiplat. I doubt he will let that happen again. Plus Ive said this many times, if FFvsXIII goes multi it will be down the road like 6 months or something like that. I can see FFvsXIII as a timed exclusive for the ps3 to see how well it does.
I totally forgot about the other engine they were using. Bubbles for reminding me.
the news will be that it will be on the 360 too and they will have to cut out some content to make sure it all goes on 3 discs.
It won't go multiplat and even if it does it will take a while before it gets ported to 360. So regardless PS3 owners will get the game first. Anyways on topic, I think square's next announcement for Versus XIII will be a release WINDOW for the game. They might go all the way and announce a release date but with SE you never know. With most FF releases when they announce a release date it is usually 3 months before it comes out in Japan and 5-6 months before it comes out in NA/Europe. Although I remember reading an interview where Square said they wanted a simultaneous world wide release for this game. I could be off on that one.
That the same thing i was thinking. If they not going to announce a release date, then they could STFU.
and that information better be about a DAMN release date
breaking news. FFXIII will be set after FFXII-2.
There's a 12-2?
Cancelation maybe? Just joking...
Please be a name change FF15 or just FF Versus ...Just don't relate it to FF13
2006-20?? When shall it be.....
LOL its gonna be funny if this news turns out to be "FF13 vs is still in development".
I don't think anyone is expecting the game till late 2012, early 2013 anyway.
ps4 launch title...mark my words
BREAKING NEWS, were still working on it.
Looking at some of the comments, it's clear some people still think this is coming to the 360, some think a PS4 launch title, or not coming out all together. Just because Square Enix is a huge company and they designed XIII and XIII-2 to the specification of the 360 doesn't indicate anything. The circumstances for Versus XIII are very different to say the least. Enough time has been spent developing this game for PS3, and PS3 only. To its specification, from initial conception through technical development. Like limewax (#1.1.2) said, the game's engine is a hybrid of Crystal tools that has been used specifically for PS3, and elements of the next gen Luminous engine (for lighting). In otherwords, it's a bespoke hybrid engine and will not be used in any other games, so it's used only in this game and specifically in development for PS3. Think about the development time this game has taken already on PS3. Think how much additional time and resources a 360 version would require, especially considering the technological advances that Nomura and his team has made with the current build. The level of graphical fidelity, things like seamless battles, night and day cycle, dynamic weather, huge open world locations with amazing detail, animations, tons of content. All these things have been created with PS3 hardware in mind. Re-creating that specific engine for 360 would be problematic and time-consuming enough, but bringing its hardware into the equation would require significant elements of game design to be changed completely. Prime example is multiple disc game progression. In summary, if it was coming to 360 too, it would have been announced already, and if Square decide to port it to 360, they would have a crazy hard job on their hands. Not in terms of development ease, but trying to get the same performance on that console.
good news for 360 owners
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