Final Fantasy XIII Progress Report
For whatever reason, every time you turn around, there's another naysayer desperately trying to convince everyone that Final Fantasy XIII has been delayed. Then, Square-Enix quickly steps up to confirm that the hotly anticipated RPG most certainly is not delayed, and we move on.
Such is the case again today, although we have a few extra pieces of information that comprise this progress report update. During a FinalFantasy-XIII.net interview with Yoshinori Kitase, he has re-confirmed that FFXIII is still on track for its PlayStation 3 release, and development won't begin on the Xbox 360 version until the PS3 version is on a Blu-Ray disc. He also went on to say that the Scenario for the game is complete and the Artistic Side is "80% complete," which means FFXIII should be nearing the final stages of the process very soon. Most fans of the legendary franchise will tell Square-Enix not to rush; we want them to make the best game possible, but at the same time, it's tough to be eternally patient. To the developer's credit, they never really solidified an actual release date - the only dates you've seen have been estimates and speculation - and with this progress report, we might see the first real date very soon. Everyone is looking forward to the Tokyo Game Show in three weeks time; we'll definitely be seeking another update.
There's no doubt in anyone's mind that Final Fantasy XIII will be a landmark title this generation, so with every new piece of information, we inch a little closer to the finish line. And what a party it will be when this game crosses that finish line...
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
9/22/2008 Ben Dutka