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FFXIII Delayed Until 2010 Rumor: Baseless

Sometimes, we gamers get a little impatient when it comes to hotly anticipated titles. However, it's easy to blow things out of proportion, and that's exactly what's happening with the latest rumor centering on Final Fantasy XIII.

This rumor is particularly nasty, as it says FFXIII might actually be delayed until 2010, and some people are starting to apply the "vaporware" label to Square-Enix's next-gen RPG. Kotaku points us in the direction of Japanese stock news site Trader's Web, where they have predicted the game's delay, and therefore, the Internet is a-buzz with this decidedly negative possibility. The entire scenario is ridiculous. First of all, this game never once had an official release date, although it was initially estimated to arrive towards the end of last year. But even then, most never believed it would make it by then, and Square-Enix has yet to issue any concrete date. Furthermore, if we continue to adopt the "no news is bad news" philosophy, then just about every big title that's a ways off will immediately become "vaporware." Anybody who sees even the smallest resemblance between Final Fantasy XIII and Duke Nukem Forever needs to buy an extra brain cell or two.

FFXIII is coming. You can count on that. It may not arrive until 2010 - as unlikely as that may seem - but there is absolutely zero evidence to support that theory. This is the worst kind of rumor, because it's mired in a baseless prediction with no real evidence behind it. Therefore, we say, if you see this "FFXIII delayed until 2010!" nonsense flying around, just ignore it. It's not worth your time.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

2/20/2008 Ben Dutka

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 2:58:13 PM

I say their shooting for a Christmas 08 release. FFXIII Versus should release sometime after FFXIII, i'm going to say Q1 or Q2 of 09.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 3:27:23 PM

A demo being in the works as stated is evidence imo they're getting it together. This is their big introduction with FF onto the next gen consoles, and obviously... They want to do it right! I can easily wait till the end of this year for it. Not like XII is very old at this point, and they're not music band that pumps out a title every year till it becomes mundane and repetitive. Give em time, because time is all they need to deliver to us FF fans what we want! Until then, I'll be playing XI as I have been for almost 4 years.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 3:30:36 PM

I would FREAK out if this is true. S-E NEVER seems to ever confirm dates/rumors (unless it's seriously serious lol) and they love to keep us hanging - which is what I really hate. However, FFXII did see quite a delay - which may be why I didn't like it as much ('cause you keep expecting more and more with each delay and it may not live up to that expectation). Eitherway *crossing fingers* and hoping this really is BASELESS!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 5:25:49 PM

true, between FFX and FFXII (not counting X-2 as it was a sequel, XI b/c it was online) there was about a 5 year wait or so...but then again, that was due to internal problems with staffing and such.

Hopefully it won't take 13 just as long to debut, and if it does stand a chance of coming out this year, and probably late at that, it's going to be the Japanese version obviously - to my knowledge, no FF has had a simultaneous world wide release - so the earliest us English speaking folk would get our hands on it is 2009.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 @ 4:13:25 PM

i think it will be this year, and I reckon Xmas... if it is, then it will be one of the biggest selling games ever.

Theres only certain times in gaming history where only one game will be released that week because there is no point in competing.

Halo, MGS, GTA, GT and Final Fantasy. not many games will command such attention.

so yeh, lets face it come 2010 there will be FFIV on the cards!!

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Warukyure [Power User]
Friday, February 22, 2008 @ 12:20:08 AM

I wouldn't hold my breath for this game, it might just come out in North America in 2010.

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