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E3 2008: FFXIII For 360, FF Versus XIII Still PS3 Exclusive

Obviously, we're focused on Sony's E3 press conference (it happens tomorrow at 11:30 PST), but a relatively stunning announcement has come from today's Square-Enix conference.

Many journalists and industry insiders may have expected it, but long-time Sony supporters and Square-Enix fans probably didn't want to hear it: Final Fantasy XIII, the next official installment in the legendary role-playing series, will be headed to the Xbox 360 as well as the PlayStation 3. However, during a Q&A session directly following the not-so-shocking revelation, we have learned that FFXIII's counterpart, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, will remain exclusive to Sony's machine. We're not entirely sure why they decided to do this; if there was one title to keep exclusive to the PS3, we would've expected it to be FFXIII and not the spin-off, but this falls in line with Square-Enix's new westward expansion. They've been talking about it for the last year, and if they want to target audiences outside of Japan, they believe they need to embrace the Xbox 360 users. Hence, the first FF to ever find its way to a Microsoft console.

Rumblings of a Final Fantasy VII announcement have been heard throughout E3 already, but we've been told that we'll hear nothing until Square-Enix's private party next month in Japan. However, if something slips in that regard, we'll be sure to let you know...can you imagine if something like Final Fantasy VII-2 gets confirmed as an Xbox 360 exclusive? We anticipate riots...

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Versus XIII

7/14/2008 Ben Dutka

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The_Chimeran
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 3:49:00 PM
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disappointed-yes, unexpected-no. Like i was watching it on G4 and my heart skipped a beat but it recovered cause i have a feeling that sony is going to get the better end of the deal on this one. but if anything ff7 comes out to xbox than well xbox fanboys beware. I'm just wondering what you thought of their presentation, ben. I found it to be really cocky and nothing seemed like omg!. also lips equals singstar with ps3 support.

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karneli lll
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 3:53:59 PM
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square has done it at last.like we didnt see this coming.wonder how much microsoft coughed up? i love ff but if ff13 on the ps3 is the same as the x360 i aint getting it.
im sure the ff7 news will be as dissapointing as this

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Loogs
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 3:57:50 PM
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"MONEY, MONEY, oh, and MORE MONEY! Loyal fans and followers, who the f*ck needs em!?". Microsoft is paying so much to developers, and they've got damned good exclusives from Square-Enix alone (Star Ocean 4, Infinite Undiscovery, now shattering PS3's most epic exclusive, FFXIII). WTF?! Buy exclusivity if you have to, you've got to play Microsoft's game! Do SOMETHING Sony! Get your sh*t together, Microsoft is dominating you!!! Dominatrix, Sony!!!

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Loogs
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:01:23 PM
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If I ever see a statement with the phrases "Final Fantasy 7" and "Xbox 360" together, I will be leading those riots, Ben! Man up!

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Aftab
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:02:29 PM
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FF7 was the last square game I played, so really, I could care less.

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coolistic
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:08:29 PM
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Well, I am one of those guys that just didn't want to believe that FINAL FANTASY would ever make its way on the Shitbox.

Now is the time to act. I have for long respected Sony's policy of "Not buying games" but now:

To hell with that policy, play Microsoft's fu**ing game! I expect something huge from Sony tomorrow. They have to do something!
And yes...I am pissed!

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:19:48 PM
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Sony should buy GTA, since alot of xbox fanboys loved Gta, imagine GTA5 only on ps3, xbox fanboys would be pissed!

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vatossan
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:28:50 PM

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thesuffering85
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:21:19 PM
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my opinion is that i think exclusivity sucks from the perspective of a gamer, so i have no problem with ff13 coming for 360 too. it just means that more people will get a chance to play what will hopefully be a great game. the move sucks for sony, but oh well that's business. i think this move is really more for square's profit than anything. as long as the 360 version doesn't delay the ps3 version, i don't mind. if it does delay it, than i'll be pretty pissed, but honestly this game seems like it's still so far away it's not really even on my radar right now.

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cegmp
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 9:53:11 PM

I do agree with you about how exculsivity only hinders the gamers. But my only problem with the ffxiii loosing its exclusivity is the message it sends to other rpg developers. I mean, i'm just afraid that that people won't buy the ps3 version which would result in fewer sales (hardware and software). This may then result into rpg developers shying away from the ps3. They've got enough problems using the ps3's engine and now they have to worry whether the ps3 is the best console to sell it on. Yes, i know that the 360 is dead in Japan. But, they could just release english versions on the 360 while japanese versions on th ps3, if they wanted to extend their reach and maybe more sales. Correct if I'm wrong but isn't this whats happening with eternal sonata? Only a Japanese version for the PS3. Anyway, most of these ideas are from an article i read, which i took to heart. I forgot the site though. RPG"something" was the site.

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shindelion
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:29:28 PM
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i can't believe square sold out!

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Fabi
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:34:06 PM
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Ben, any news if the PS3 version will come out first? Or if the 360 version has been holding back production?

Whatever happened to those "Yes, once again FF13 is being developed exclusively on PS3 hardware" comments?

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:34:57 PM
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Still hard to believe... I just hope that both versions isnt dumbed down just for the sake of 360. This was a big blow, but its not a game breaker.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:42:31 PM
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I said it a year ago and I'll say it again- there won't be any more third-party exclusives in due time. Not a one. The only "exclusive" games left will be made by first-party teams. I always expected FFXIII to go to the 360 and I'm actually surprised MGS4 didn't. If they actually make MGS5, though, I can assure you it will.

This being the case, I think it's only fair to compare first-party exclusives at this point. So...I still say Gran Turismo, Ratchet and Clank, Resistance, SOCOM, etc. still tops Microsoft's.

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:58:28 PM

Ben, this is why i got a ps3 first. Their 1st party exclusives alwayss eems to be leaps and bounds over the MS. just my opinion though.

Up until now, it seemed like 360 was on some type of life support, but this really helped them out.

I honestly think it will still sell better on the ps3 though ( thats when and if people get off the new anti SE bandwagon ). The ps3 is selling more and more, people are coming over to the ps3 brand for other games and they might see this as a game that should be played on ps3, especially if it is multi disk for the 360 versions.

Not saying it will be multi disked, but hell, that one rpg was like 4 disk right?

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vatossan
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:30:58 PM

MAN I BET M$ WOULD PAY $$BILLIONS FOR mgs4.

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karneli lll
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:43:26 PM
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ff 13 will definately be dumbed down, they did it to gta 4,n it sold,so why not ff13?

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vatossan
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:32:24 PM

not gta,ps3 is going to get the extra content too later or at the same time and look what i replyed on some one,its up there ^^^

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:43:35 PM
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Btw, my prediction for tomorrow (won't come true, but I'll go out on a limb): Gears of War 2 is coming to the PS3.

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:59:00 PM

hahahahaha, now THAT would be awesome and still some thunder from MS

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:09:16 PM

Wow! I can't believe that...really tho? Gears 2? lol that'll have the 360fanboys going apeshit too...wow...this is getting all craaaazy! But yanno...maybe I should just get myself a 360 just so I can enjoy some other games, my friends that have it seem to enjoy it so I should stop being anti 360 TOO much ;-P

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:48:20 PM

Sorry but Gears is a 360 exclusive (by contract) for the first 2 games. But anything can happen with the third one. That's the way I understand it. THERE IS NO WAY GEARS 2 IS COMING TO PS3.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:55:31 PM

yea!

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 8:07:38 PM

*Steal not still* I'm my own worse grammar nazi at times

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 7:56:53 AM

WOW Shadow! Way to put us down like little bugs :(

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HUSO
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:44:59 PM
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thesuffering85:: exclusivity is exactly wat brings about healthy competition among the consoles. we need to see the best that each console has to offer and thts the job of the exclusives. after all i honestly don't think EA's next FIFA game is gonna show us wat the ps3 can really do even if the game MIGHT run at below 30fps. so i believe that exclusives for each console is actually a good thing.

i think its about time us fellas joined game school and develop some exclusive (J)RPGs for the PS3 ??? :))

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karneli lll
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:46:31 PM
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i know this is off topic but does anyone know what happened to tekken?

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:01:26 PM

i believe its out on the arcades in japann and doing pretty well. And because its in the arcades, i think it gets some time to stay there.

Think of it this way, when Tekken 5 came out, a lot of arcade owners were very unhappy that they put the game on ps2 so damn fast, it took away money from the coin ops.

I think its safe to say that game wont be out until early next year, but i could be very wrong

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AscientDire
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:48:57 PM
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I've said it once and I'll say it again...Does SE know how pissed off this is making loyal fans??? When are they actually going to address the issue of honor vs. more money. I was really hoping that the FF13 series would bring a few more exclusive RPG's to the PS3, but it looks like we're only getting one. What's the count for MS RPG's now?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 4:50:42 PM
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@Fabi

Square did release the news =\ it will indeed hold back the production of the US/EU versions, but since japan isn't getting the 360 version they get theirs for ps3 much much earlier, when they do the voice's for english is when they decided to develop the 360 version...so says their Blog on Kotaku.

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:04:52 PM
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I knew it. I'm not even gonna put my faith into these "exclusives" anymore, like Ben said...theres gonna be no more exclusives this generation besides the internal studios. Obviously Mario games will always be with Nintendo, Master Chief on 360, and PS3 gets yanno....the NEW STUFF lol...sorry I had to go fanboy a bit due to this horrible news.

P.s. Whats all this about the "WHITE ENGINE" I thought that was all PS3???

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karneli lll
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:05:37 PM
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here's to 360 games on my ps3

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karneli lll
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:11:01 PM
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@Minishmaru
from the moment SE renamed the white engine crystal tools and said it works with all consoles we should have realized it wld come down to this.But if im not wrong,Sony knew about this for some time now and have a counter for this

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:14:36 PM

thanks Karneli III, I didn't know that they said it works with all consoles. But yeah...that was a pretty good warning of things coming. But seriously everyone...remember last E3 who came out on top? Thats right Sony did...so lets try and gain our composures and have some faith in our beloved Sony eh?

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:00:23 AM

Wow, I didn't know they changed the name of the White Engine... that names sound cool but oh well... And yes, Sony probably did know about this, and I am pretty sure they will give us a pretty good list of goodies :)

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OtisFeelgood
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:16:30 PM
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lol I'm never gonna hear the end of this from 360 fanboys....

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shindelion
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:18:05 PM

one of my 360 friend is going to annoy me about how ff13 is coming to his 360.

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Zapix
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:04:39 PM

ugh, yeah, I expect to hear nonstop trash talk from my FFXI friends who have 360s. Mind you, I have a 360 as well, so in the end exclusives means nothing to me, but FFXIII should have been Sony only, and would have helped drive sales much like Bioshock, Mass Effect, and many others do for the 360. Course, now the PS3 is without RPG exclusives, which historically since the PS1, it was the place to be for RPGs... I see many many of my friends about to be blocked and not spoken to over this, knowing their attitudes about the 360 and the PS3.

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:02:37 AM

My friends don't really annoy me about it, most of my X360 friends arnt fanboys, and also a lot of them own all 3 systems (Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3) So my friends are going to be ok about this :D Except for this one right here, BRB I need to block the bitch!

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shindelion
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:16:41 PM
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i just read the quote and it seems they are not even sure of how many disc it will be for the 360 yet. if its more than 3 will it be the same price as the ps3 version. just a thought. i know for a fact i'm getting the ps3 version.

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:35:59 PM

it should be the same price regardless. If this game is multidisk, its not a plus.

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AscientDire
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:19:39 PM
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I guess we can add being a LIAR to the list of unimpressive things SE has done lately. I guess their promise to keep the FF series exclusive just didn't sit well with them. I'm glad they decided to tell us now and not wait until the day it was released. How nice of them (insert sarcasm here)!!!

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Fabi
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:21:01 PM
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@Legendary - Thanks, but yeah that sucks.

Sony still has more games coming out, but that really does hurt. Big time. To a lot of us MGS4 and FF13 were the reasons to get a PS3.

And why are the geeks on G4 so pro-360? When did it become cool to like Microsoft? That's one question that I just can't seem to answer.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:04:42 PM

yea, if you notice, G4 is a little pro microsoft, i mean if you saw the end of the show, all they talked about was how good microsoft is, they did this last year too, compared to sony or nitendo.

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Jeffrey
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:21:34 PM
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Am I missing something somewhere, or do we know what the difference is going to be in FF XIII and FXIII Versus?

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Zapix
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:12:42 PM

Final Fantasy XIII Versus an "Action-RPG" where as Final Fantasy XIII is considered to be an RPG. I somehow doubt this will stay exclusive now that SE has admited they are in bed with Microsoft. I also expect now any news of a Final Fantasy VII remake would end up on the 360... Least the way SE is going with all these 360 games... Star Ocean and Infinite Undiscovery are still at this point 360 Only...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:22:26 PM
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Just so everyone doesn't get carried away, what I said about GoeW2 is just a prediction and nothing more. PSXE is not confirming anything like that.

And besides, while I know Epic loves the 360, we DO have an example of that studio preferring the PS3: Unreal Tournament 3. Unless, of course, Microsoft paid for the entire GeoW franchise to be exclusive...they paid for the first Bioshock to be exclusive to the 360, but that's over now. Why shouldn't the GeoW timed exclusivity be over? Well, provided it IS "timed"...

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:08:09 AM

This Ben character has a point... Plus, the way I see is that the producers see that X360 has an enormouse user-base... I mean it is decreasing by the day... but it is still huge... And what they want to do is make money, and I find nothing wrong with that... Back me up on this Ben, if I where to come to you at your job and tell you why you sold something to someone... what would you say? "It's profite for the business" Exactly, the only way to expand--make yourself as available as possible (I know, sounds wrong but bear with me here), the only way to make yourself available to a wider audience-- sell the product to ANYONE... It's as simple as that.

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Wisedrgn
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:22:32 PM
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Personally i bought my PS3 for the RPG's that made Sony number one in the first place.


And to hear SE gave M$ FFXIII just hurts. One thing more that hurt is Fallout3 giving exclusive DLC to Xbox... that just hurts.

I personally don't care if GTA and decent crap games like that get the special attention from M$, but making one of the possibly best RPG's updates and improvments unavailable to PS3 owners is just wrong.

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vatossan
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:36:45 PM

ohh and ps3 will get vice city and san andreas first.

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flux equals rad
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:23:13 PM
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i've been a sony loyalist for umpteen years, but i can't help but feel that with the ps3 they've been constantly dropping the ball. The only real exclusive we have thus far to speak of is a twenty hour movie.

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shindelion
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:23:29 PM
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i'm not sure of the difference myself.

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:32:37 PM
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Interesting information I found out from PS3fanboy, they said that the 360 version will only come out in the states and not in Japan. Reason why they decided to go with the 360...install base. So...pretty much...they wanted more money cuz lately...they've been making some crappy games. Lol thats how I translate it :-P

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daylight_dies
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:33:53 PM
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f**k! Didn't want that to happen... hopefully the fact that they are making it for 360 as well won't make them not use the ps3's full capacity

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Zapix
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:21:11 PM

That's pretty much what I saw on Sony's official PS3 forums... People worried that SE won't optimize the PS3... I think it was Ben who recently pointed out it always takes time to see the real potential of a game system... SE is sort of classically known for just that... Which is another reason I'm so angry about this. SE has always driven the Sony systems to the edge... I really do see this as leaving the question of, are PS3 owners going to suffer a weaker version, or are 360 owners going to have a better version than the PS3? I refuse to believe one or the other won't be the case.

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Odd Child
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:39:03 PM
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money, money, and more money, just going where they think the money's at right now.

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The_Chimeran
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:42:11 PM
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@vatossan, really i don't say anything to people who make offensive dumb comments like that but the reason why i like this site is cause we don't get a lot of people like you. One don't type in all caps cause doing that is really rude when it comes to writing, two put something down by calling it gay doesn't make you sound all that respectable. three thanks for you opinion.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:45:42 PM
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vatossan: This is not a fanboy site. If you want to toss out MS-bashing posts all day, please do it elsewhere. Consider this a warning.

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:16:27 PM

This is not a fanboy website indeed... whoever says it is just wan't to bring down this sites moral :( But don't worry Ben, we all love this site :D

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 12:21:12 AM

This isn't a fanboy site? okay I am leaving then, just kidding lol

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:11:20 AM

lol :P

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:52:19 PM
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lol i jsut realized some of the nonsense that guy was typing...

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Daedusian
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:56:33 PM
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Yeah I was also quite disappointed when I caught the first second of the trailer on G4's edition of E3. But like Sessler and everyone else said after the press conference was over, it's not entirely shocking. SE will make more money and I don't blame them if they want to do that. Hopefully at the very least the PS3 version will be far more superior than the 360 version.

@Odd Child, SE might have thought of the idea of bringing the game to MS w/o getting any money out of it. In fact, SE should pay MS to get the game on their console because the number of people that have an xbox360 will undoubtedly buy the game and make tons of more money. And if MS did pay out to get the game, kudos to them, it shows that they care for their consumers... in at least the gaming department, which Sony needs to improve upon more often. =)

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:15:04 PM

Lol, Many X360 owners really don't care for games like FFXIII--ask some friends of yours that own a X360.. but It would be nice for them now that they "Have" it as an option to play.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:26:00 PM

Not to sound like a fanboy, but i really doubt that the fact that they paid billions of dollars for a game is not that they care about their constomers, but is that they want to make more money and sell more consels or at least not lose high consel sales. I mean think about it FFIII only on ps3 will drive ps3 sales, but on both platforms, it wouldn't really do anything, as of driving hardware sales for both consels. Again not trying to sound like a fanboy.

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Jordahn
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:56:41 PM
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AREN'T YOU GUYS FORGETTING SOMETHING???

This is for the SONY loyalists. SONY owns a part of SquareEnix. Something as major as FFXIII going to the 360 SONY would have known about because they are major stock holders of SquareEnix. So any copy of the 360 version sold also helps SONY. Just remember that SONY gave Squaresoft no restriction in developing games when Squaresoft asked them for financial help when FF:the Spirits Within bombed at the box office. Don't think SONY didn't know this. It's business for all of these guys.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:59:51 PM

I never heard this before, but if it's true it may be time for Sony to start thinking 'hostile takeover'. That would flip the entire f***ing industry on its head.

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:13:25 PM

He makes an extremely good point, Sony does hold a huge chunk in Square-Enix, FFXIII Being available to X360 wont do any damage at all. But, Sony needs to start thinking "Fight" Because all they do right now is hide like little bitches... Really, im not pissed off because of FFXIII going to X360, I can care less... But what next? LittleBigPlanet? Killzone 2? Honestly, Sony has to start thinking business from now on--Im going to start giving up on Sony... But not the Playstation, that brand name is too good to leave :)

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:59:53 PM
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Oh also some more bad news, I'm a big fan of the Fallout series and well 360 is getting DLC for Fallout 3...PS3 is not. Sorry guys :( Maybe timed exclusive DLC like GTA4? I dunno

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:03:08 PM

that's definately not the way it sounded to me. This is sounding more and more like a game I'll buy on PC.

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Godslim
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:05:51 PM
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who cares about DLC.....i was finished with gta ages ago....the most over rated game ever
ff13 lets be honest is a big loss! and is not safe at all for sony

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:10:15 PM
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You know... If there was one thing I have observed over the years, that would be that X360 owners really don't care too much for FFXIII... Where versa, the PS3 owners would love Gears 2... Now, Im not saying that NONE of the X360 fans care about FFXIII, but very little do... But, that is what I see...

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:52:55 PM

I think you'll suddenly see a sharp rise in glowing praise of FFXIII from 360 owners.

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:24:28 PM
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although im sure there are some who really want the FF series on the 360, i think its safe to say that some only wanted on the 360 for fanboyish reasons

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:44:01 PM

nothing wrong with that. they wanted it and they got it. i expect a big announcement tomorrow from sony though

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:31:25 PM
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I really wanted them to show a new xbox360 with awesome designs, then i would have gotten the new version of it, but they didn't. They didn't even give a price drop, i was really disappointed with MS this year.

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:45:09 PM

actually they did give a price drop. and they also announced a new 60gb version

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Zapix
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:32:29 PM
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SE could make up for this by giving the PS3 version not only uncompressed better audio, but be the only release with an optional Japanese audio track with subtitles (for us purists), uncompressed graphics, BluRay bonus content, and perhaps a few other things... But... Seeing as how the 360 always gets extra content, I should be careful what I hope for. Releasing it 1 yr before the 360 version would be nice, but we already know that won't happen.

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Ed_Wayne
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:53:50 PM
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This news is awful. Period.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 7:03:12 PM
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You know, Shadow just said it: Xbox 360 owners will suddenly be very happy. But why? Every last one of them who consider themselves loyalists have hated on the FF franchise for years, saying things like "we don't need kiddy JRPGs; who cares?" And every single time I saw it, I knew their tune would shift about in an instant if FF ever came to a Microsoft console.

And of COURSE, that is what's happening.

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 8:14:15 PM

Ben, spot on my man, spot on. It could be said about Gears also, i know some that hated the game simply for its 360 exclusiveness.

But with the FF series, its even more apparent

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:49:39 PM

well thats how it works for many right? you hate on something until you get it then you love it.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:26:11 PM

I've heard very few bad things about Gears from PS3 owners. But maybe I just know the right people.

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:28:19 PM

You know Ben, that is all I have been seeing too... but when you put it that way, God... that changes A LOT! I think your very right about this.

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:46:18 PM

How have games like Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey faired on the Xbox 360? Now ell, I wpould have thought. The Xbox360 market is chocked full of FPS games, so surely a release of these RPGs on the PS3 would increase their sales figures?
(i know Blue Dragon was MS studios, but you get my point)

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Fabi
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 8:20:06 PM
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Yeah, all of a sudden Morgan, Adam and Kevin from G4 are all excited over FF13.

When just a few months ago they were completely hating on everything Japanese about Crisis Core.

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The_Chimeran
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:46:06 PM

yeah of course they're excited now, it's coming to microsoft. To me atleast it seems like G4 is a bit biased against sony. I think all those guys are more into fps's and action games compared to rpg's.

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MirrorSoul
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 8:41:45 PM
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G4 has 2 of the most bias gamers on tv

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:53:01 PM

i wouldnt quite say bias. i just believe they honestly let people know they prefer the 360.

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bamf
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 8:47:55 PM
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I wonder how they will react in Japan? Will they go for the cheaper 360 for FXIII over buying a PS3 for this game?

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:13:55 PM

last i checked, its only for the 360is in europe and US regions, no word on it for the japanese 360s

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karneli lll
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:42:41 PM
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@MirrorSoul
its not only g4, also gamestop.Enemies of the future beware!

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MadPowerBomber
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:44:11 PM
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Here's the tricky stuff. FF13 has been being developed on the PS3 since it was announced, right? And the 360 stuff is probably a much more recent endeavor for the company. So, they're going backwards and porting the game to the 360. Either they're going to do what I see a lot of companies doing and shortchanging us in the way of content and cutting the Blu-Ray disc down, or they're going to have to use A WHOLE LOTTA DVD-9s just to make the game fit for the 360. And then there's a quality. Ports always lose quality because they're not using the same architecture.

Here's another thought, I think Microsoft is scared of losing the war, and are taking a viable alternative to putting forth the money at making another unreliable, generic system like the 360, and are instead throwing cash at game companies for exclusivity. The problem with this, as I see it, is that it's holding the video game back as an art form. My opinion, solidly, supports the PS3 because I think the PS3 has pushed the concept of "next generation" a whole lot further than anything Microsoft has done in their video gaming ventures. There's a lot more you can do with a PS3 machine than you could ever do with a 360 without having to buy a new system altogether. They're trying to ensure that people aren't going to float off to another system by getting as many games for the system as possible.

This console war has just begun, methinks. Heh.

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The_Chimeran
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:52:25 PM

yeah i total agree that sony is the one that is pushing this generation but I also give kudos to nintendo for expanding it and showing that gaming has evolved. talking about ff13 though, when i was watching it be announced i was like "damn it worse quality" but if you look at what the ign cover of the press conference square said that they'll be making it on the ps3 first and then porting it over to the theifs.

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:54:35 PM
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ALL IN ALL IT IS A GREAT FUTURE AHEAD FOR US GAMERS!!! BE HAPPY! WE STILL HAVE OUR HEALTH AND HUNDREDS OF GREAT GAMES!!!

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Deleted User
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:58:37 PM
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the first ff on a microsoft console ben? i think XI was the first on the 360.

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karneli lll
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:05:48 PM
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@The_Chimeran
Im sure they'll cut quality from the ps3 version and they have been developing the game on pc,so even the ps3 version is a port.

lets not worry about this,m$ is a drowning man who just grasped at a large straw

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:10:34 PM
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Sony has to be up to something to let this slide, though. As someone else said, yes, Sony does own 21% of Square-Enix. But I'm sure there was some money involved for SE to bring FF to the X360.

Honestly, Sony better be announcing FFVII tomorrow...otherwise I'll be pissed.

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:16:52 PM

Lol so true Arnold

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:29:36 PM

Youll be pist? Imagine me? Im going to go kill my cats! No, I don't own any cats... and even if I did I would never go balistic like that over games :)

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Zapix
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 3:10:25 PM

No announcement, I hope you've got a VIP pass to an open bar!

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:49:34 PM

SE have said they are announcing something related to FF7 at their quirky named party, so hang on until then!!

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Mystearica
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:17:08 PM
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As usual... disappointing news from S-E... haven't heard/seen a single good thing from them in years. FFVII will probably be another disappointment

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BlinkBoy
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:17:06 PM
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What a slap in the face from SE.

Like many others here I also went exclusively to PS3 for this game alone. Now that some moneythug have bought it up with monopoly money I have to say I am disappointing to the MAX.

I think the game will suffer of form of quality because of this move, like if GTA4 was made only for PS3 it would have been even better quality then it ended up to be. So I think our precious Final Fantasy will be shafted thanks to Xbox 360 hardware can't handle better.

I am happy that more people get to experience this but also at the same time its a stab in the back by a RPG developer I have fallowed since FF Tactics until now.

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ceedot
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:17:35 PM
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This is bullshit.

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BlinkBoy
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:19:53 PM
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One more thing, I hope you 360 owners will enjoy this game, on you nine disc version of the game.

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:30:24 PM
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Thats what I said, how the hell are they going to compress all that.. Arnold, Ben... Shed some light on this for me will you? It is going to take ages to load all that FFXIII gig loving w.e you wanna call it eh?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 12:26:18 AM

I wouldn't worry too much about it for now. That's all I can say.

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BlinkBoy
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 12:09:21 AM
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Off topic: I think this topic has generated the most comment ever on this site.

Well it just show how much Final Fantasy XIII means to people using this site.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 12:31:07 AM

wow 100 comments, thats a record, i think

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CubanKrysis
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 1:13:38 AM
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Hey guys! new guy here. I had quite alot of mixed feelings today with this MS announcement. I've been thinking about this and my conclusion is that as people have said, Sony will announce FFVII possibly. But what I think what would really kill the 360 buzz of FFXII would be Kingdom Hearts 3. Kingdom Hearts 3 fanbase is so big it would dominate FFXIII for the 360. =]

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:21:29 AM

Just a pointer, Kindgom Hearts 3 is produced by Square Enix... Square Enix is the mother of Final Fantasy games... Final Fantasy games are more beloved than Kingdom Heart games... Any pointers here? Yea, Kingdom Hearts 3 has about a 99% chance of hitting X360... I hope MS just blows up... Just like randomly explodes into litle peices.. all of their HQs just go POOF...

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:51:29 PM

I disagree, i dont think KH3 has a good chance of making it onto the Xbox 360, as they have a game coming out on the PSP. Maybe some connectivity?

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Gabriel013
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 1:40:31 AM
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I just hope SE don't try to get both of the games running the same as I would have thought this would harm the PS3 release.

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ceedot
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 2:00:24 AM
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So what, 360 get Final Fantasy XIII first, as a timed exclusive. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT?!?!
'Square Enix's formerly PS3-only RPG epic will launch day and date on Microsoft's console in North America and Europe; timed 360 exclusive hitting US November 20.'
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKEN HELL.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 2:38:54 AM
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@ ceedot
and where did you get that info, cuz squeenix already said they are going to finish the ps3 version, release it in japan (where they will not be releasing ff13 on 360) and then develop the 360 version to release it simultaneously with the US/EU ps3 version of the game.

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cheng
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 4:51:59 AM
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Sonys gotta have something pretty big in their sleeves 2 let this happen, no way they're gonna stay quiet 4 this 1 here. Prepare 4 something big people...i'll blow my ps3 up if sony actually keep their mouth shut n pretend nothing happen.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:18:43 AM

same here

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orangpelupa
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:01:40 AM
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thank square !!!! thank you for releasing FF13 on X360

but FF13 is developed using "crystal" in pc as the base right? why not release it on pc too??

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:23:00 AM
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.... I rather play FF games on X360.. they just don't work with PC :(

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ceedot
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:59:27 AM
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@cheng: Sony doesn't care about the PS3. It's obvious, they let microsoft take this and gta iv exclusive content. It just seems they don't give a flying fu** about us anymore.

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orangpelupa
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:04:52 AM
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@tatsu

me too, my pc wont be able to render FF 13 @ 1440x900

i have that damn slow GF8600 vga card

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Zapix
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:10:51 AM
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Only a little longer to wait for Sony's conference... I'm sure most of us will be watching or waiting to see if Sony is going to take this kind of thing lying down, or if they have some Nuclear Anti-360 Warhead up their sleeve, and will launch it.

Personally, I'd LMAO, if they said 'f*** this! RELEASE HOME NOW! Oh, and btw... We're getting Halo 4, Mass Effect 2, and Bioshock 2 exclusively to the PS3" ... hey, I can dream can't I? :P

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:20:19 AM

lol that would be sooo funny!

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JoeAverage
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 11:59:19 AM
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How is this a bad thing?
More people get to play what will be a great game. I don't see this as a loss for PS3 owners, but a win for Final Fantasy fans. We still get to play FF13 on our PS3s, and our 360 friends can play too.
The only real 'losers' are the die-hard Nintendo fans, they are the only people who have ever lost the Final Fantasy franchise.

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OhYessss
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 1:02:55 PM
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oh for fuck's sake

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Laguna
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 3:02:24 PM
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this just really really suck! IM REALLY TIRED OF THIS CRAP. All the ps3 gets is bad news dammit!

this news signals an end of an era for me... I have loved final fantasy VII psone to ff8 ff9 and ff10. 4 incredible rps that inspired me as a child..then i was dissapointed by terrible XII and then this crap for XIII...its time for me to buy a 360.

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:54:01 PM
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It would be a different story if X360 RPG exclusives suddenly port to PS3.
Equality of arms? As if.

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WesBaya
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 11:30:24 PM
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If there was only one game that would stay exclusive to PlayStation it would be Final Fantasy......i am severely disappointed its not exclusive anymore. (Square...why have u forsaken your loyal fans).

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karneli lll
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 11:50:56 PM
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im beginning to suspect sony gave away ff 13 for ff 7

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orangpelupa
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 1:36:36 AM
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@wes Baya

Square is not forsaken their loyal fans.

Im a fans of square Games. but i dont have ps3, only xbox 360.

FF13 goes multiplatform is good news for Square fans and rpg fans.

remember, PS3 still get FF13. Square make it multiplatform, not x360 exclusive.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 8:36:24 AM
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@orangpelupa
yes we get ff 13 but with a shorter story n lesser extra content.Let's face it,square having more than 3 discs will be unprofitable n they showed us they care mo about the cash; so what would be cheaper? mo discs or less content?

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vampko
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 12:07:18 PM
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PS3 first, 360 later. This is the opposite of what we've seen before. I'm betting, that both versions will show the potential of the systems. First, they will make it to the amazing level of the PS3, then, they will dumb it down to fit the 360's slightly lesser capabilities. Don't complain, imagine if this game went to Nintendo Wii! I was devastated when I learned that Dragon Quest was a Wii exclusive, but this is just another part of the biz. PS3 users ARE getting jrpgs. Valkryia Chronicles and Disgaea 3 to name some. Plus, I saw a flash of Eternal Sonata during Sony's 15 second trailer for E3. Which means, maybe, that US PS3 users will also get Eternal Sonata o_o I am a different type of fanboy...the JRPG fanboy, I no longer hold my fanboyism to one console or the other, but I will never go to the Wii side. For after buying and selling 2 Wii's, I know that that system is too lost when it comes to quality and graphics.

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Zapix
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 12:46:17 PM
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It would appear Sony was NOT aware this was crashing down on them...

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2008/07/16/tretton-on-ffxiii/

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Fei Wong
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:51:32 AM
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meh w.e as long as it doesn't affect the ps3's copy. =/

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