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Square-Enix: FFXIII Story Is Complete

Yeah, yeah, it's going to the Xbox 360 now. But, lest we forget, it is still headed to its original destination, and we honestly believe the PlayStation 3 version will probably still be better, anyway. So here's the latest, RPG aficionados:

According to 1Up, Square-Enix's Yoshinori Kitase has announced that they have completed the storyline for the game, and the team is set to "begin work on the game's Japanese voice recording sessions." Obviously, one hurdle is going to center on the localization process, and Kitase added that, "it definitely helps the localization when youve got a finalized story. Our story is now complete, and we're just about to start the voice casting and recording. Once that's complete, we can really get into the localization process." We're not exactly sure where this puts the game in the development process, but we'd like to think they're further along than initially anticipated. As of now, the game simply has a "TBA 2009" release date for North America, although some sources claim the PS3 version will be available in Japan late this year. By the way, only North America is getting the Xbox 360 version, as far as we know.

If this was just a straightforward action game, finishing the story might not be considered a big step, but we're talking about the next Final Fantasy, here. Story is a gigantic aspect of each and every FF installment, and to have it complete must be a relief for the development team, and open up all sorts of "next-step" doors. Stay tuned for more.

7/18/2008 Ben Dutka

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Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 10:49:24 PM

I hope to see a "behind the scenes" bonus with the game. Would be cool to see how the work process go. I guess the voice acting is done before they animate the lip-sync to the words
as there will probably be changes along the way during voice acting process, but I don't know.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 8:08:40 AM

All of the people lately have been acting like it isn't going to be on the PS3.

IT IS ON THE PS3. Why should anyone care if it goes on the 360. It doesn't affect your enjoyment of it.

Isn't that kind of selfish if you're so angry about it like this. Just think about it and if you flame me you know you definitely have issues because I'm telling the truth.

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Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 11:49:08 PM

Most of us should have gotten over the intial shock. Although i suspected it would happen, it still stung, especially the way MS announced it with a bit of cockiness.

The one thing id like to know is this:

360 is getting Last Remnant a bit before us ps3 owners, i can except that if its not ready to come out on the ps3.

But why are they gonna hold back the ps3 version of FFXIII if it will be done first? Is there something im missing, is it MS providing the $$$?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 12:02:27 AM

Could be. I think they want a simultaneous release in North America, that's all.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 12:03:29 AM

Well, at least i can rest in the comfort that we will get the game, along with some nice, kick ass first party games, something MS is lacking of late

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 1:24:46 AM

Yea but they're building the 360 version ground-up, not just porting it. So it will take much more time and making ps3 owners wait for some reason. I'm all for making money but you shouldn't try to annoy your costumers too much, and there's plenty fanboys that are already crying that the xbox owners even get to play the game.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 4:43:04 AM

So hang on...let me see if I got this right...only north america? no europe...damn! THAT IS AWESOME!
im calling my dad!
is it true?

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 8:22:25 AM

can you tell me where i can watch the MS video that telling FF13 is coming to X360?


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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 9:40:56 AM

MS is really just bribing devs here, only legally. There are few devs like Kojima Productions that would really respect their own franchises and not succumb to monetary desires. They rather preserve the quality of their franchise than to earn more profit. I really respect Kojima for sticking up with the PS3. Had he not, I would have lost all hope for any gaming company.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 10:10:22 AM

err, if for graphic quality, x360 hardware tellesation really can create great looking textures...

a feature that PS3 and GeForce Graphic card dont have.
a feature that will be Directx11 Standart.
(all ATi HD 2000 series and newer also have this feature)

Kojima stick to PS3 because MGS4 is made for PS3. from the start of the project its not designed for multiplatform. the engine, the optimization, all for PS3.

btw anyone know where i can see the press conference video?


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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 9:43:39 PM

I agree with you totally. The 360 does have some very good graphics. Just look at Gears of War 2 which looks better than any PS3 game I have now. Only MGS4 comes close but not quite there. Only time will tell how good the PS3 graphics get though so we'll have to wait......

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 9:50:11 PM

Not really, the unified pipelines in the 360 are weaker than those of the PS3. And the tessellation...really, with 10MB edRAM, for HD resolutions that's not nearly enough. I would say both have their strengths and weaknesses. PS3 cannot do tessellation but there are other ways around that. Look at Killzone 2, its graphics are pretty good. I wouldn't say it looks as good as Gears of War 2. But remember, PS3 has had a history of issues with the Unreal Engine 3. Now it is getting better as devs are more familiarized with the architecture, before people weren't coding properly. You really have to change the way you develop for games on the PS3. Xbox 360 is similar to PC so in that regard it has an advantage. But if you're talking about peak horsepower, PS3 has more. It is just up to the devs how they will use that power and such. MGS4 definitely had great graphics, but some say it's not as good as Gears of War 2. Well i guess it depends on the preference. Gears 2 has some impressive new features, like many more Locusts on screen amongst other things. But I am sure PS3 can do the same if not better.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 3:14:48 PM

Awwwe man, I guess FFXIII wont be released on Dec 13th after all. Why is PS3 so scared of RPG's? You can only play so many damn FPS's before you just get sick of the whole genre. And thats all the PS3 seems to have at the moment.. FPS's and worthless sports games. And another thing.. Im gettin sick as hell of seeing crap-box360 gettin our games like GTA4 and FFXIII, and what do we get in return... Lost Planet and Overlord.. makes me want to vomit. There should be an even trade thing goin on.. they want a PS3 RPG.. then by god give us one.. is that too much to ask? I mean, am I the only 1 gettin sick of this crap? I have no problem waiting on FFXIII, because the longer we wait.. the sweeter it will be. But X-box needs to quit stealing and begging, and start making games that would make me want to buy an x-box.. even though I never will.. but thats their job.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 10:16:46 PM

I just hope the exclusive FF Versus XIII will be worth a buy. PS3 really need something good from Square-Enix.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 11:36:16 PM

I say PS3 needs Kingdom Hearts 3!!!

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Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 4:42:46 PM


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Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 6:23:45 PM

i think killzone graphics are Better than Gears, and i love the Gears graphics don't get me wrong! Kilzone graphics are better than gears while your fighting 10 guys at once. In gears, you fight like 5 locusts at a time(im talking about gears 1) In gears 2, there are more enemies onscreen, but they don't do anything. you are still fighting around 5 people. Killzone is pushing the bar with gameplay and better graphics, while gears is stuck in place. The only 360 game that is pushing the bar is Mass effect. That is the BEST game ever. My rant is finished.

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