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FFXIII Releases In Japan This Year, Overseas After April 2010

Realistically speaking, not many really believed Final Fantasy XIII would be available in North America this year. But even so, a few of us had our fingers crossed.

According to Reuters, Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada has said that FFXIII will indeed release this year...but only in Japan. It will come to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in other major regions "in the fiscal year beginning April 2010." Wada moved on to speak about the financial status of his company, and it appears the profits for this fiscal year will drop 21 billion yen (that's about $236 million) in comparison to last year. It's a 2.4% decline, but you needn't concern yourself with the publisher's position; Dragon Quest IX for the DS will release in Japan this March and instantly sell about 10 trillion copies. As for FFXIII, we're just really annoyed that PS3 owners have to wait for a completed game just because Square-Enix wants a simultaneous PS3/360 launch in North America. We have no problem whatsoever with the game coming to the 360; it'll likely be an inferior version, anyway, and even if it's not, more gamers should get a shot at an awesome title. The problem is that S-E has said they won't even start on the 360 version until the PS3 one is complete, which means PS3 owners have to wait. Why?

Well, whatever the reason, we won't be seeing FFXIII 'round these parts, on any platform, until 2010. That's the long and short of it. Unfortunately, this must mean Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which is exclusive to the PS3, must be even further behind.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

1/15/2009 Ben Dutka

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Reccaman18
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:17:54 PM
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This sucks! Worst news all year.

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chicko1983
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:23:20 PM
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I'm boycotting this game. Its clear SE don't want my money despite being a HUGE Final Fantasy fan and a loyal supporter of their products over the years.
Whose with me?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:29:53 PM

No. I may disagree with their business practices, but I'm not about to deprive myself of something like FFXIII because of it.

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ps92117
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:31:16 PM

No let are japanese brothers take care of them, i doubt there reputation will remain the same after ff13.

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chicko1983
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:42:19 PM

@Ben: Well, the decision was a tough one for me but Im sticking by it. Ive bought all the FF games since FFVII and half the reason why I bought a ps3 at launch was because of FFXII being an exclusive at the time (the other part of the reason was for MGS4). I kinda felt burnt by SE, so much so that the burning feeling now overrides my desire for the game.
I'll live without their game and SE will live without my money.
I also cant imagine that the quality of the game is not going to suffer at all because of the Xbox360 capabilities becoming a constraint.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:58:19 PM

Fair enough. I just can't imagine doing that.

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vicious54
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 12:47:23 AM

@chicko1983

I'm with you, I have no plans of purchasing this game.

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Zorigo
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 2:12:06 AM

it's kinda funny, i have no idea about FF13 and no idea what the ff series is like, no ps2 or ps1 counts for that. so i'm not upset. i can wait. for me it's just another aclaimed sequel. not that i don't take interest. i had similar views on mgs4. then i bought it. one of my fave games this gen.
@ chicko, fine fine, what you wanna do is what you wanna do, but missing out on good games seems a little rash of you. but you have your reasons. even if i think they are slightly mundane

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chicko1983
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 4:12:45 AM

@Zorigo: Think of it as a protest similar to someone who won't wear a fur garment because of the clothing manufacturer's bad business practice of supporting the fur trade.
This will be my protest against SE and their bad business practice and poor treatment of (once) loyal supporters.
Even if noone follows me AND the game is great, I still feel SE have treated people badly, at least me anyway, and I wont support them.
I see that a good way to make SE change their business practice is to boycott this game. Hence, I wouldn't think that my reason is "mundane" - quite the opposite actually, especially if I am the minority.

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ceedot
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:16:24 AM

Who cares about waiting now that I think of it. It will probobly be some shitty game anyway. I havn't seen any gameplay. When GTA IV was announced and I saw the trailers, I thought it would be the best game yet. Too bad it was one of the shittest games I've played.

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:53:10 AM

I hear ya, chicko. I say quit paying people to screw you over. In the end, if it's a title you really wanted, it's more of a sacrifice for you than it is for the corporation that makes it...but it's the principal of the thing. "You've clearly indicated that you don't give a damn about what I want, but here's 60 bucks anyway." WTF?!!?

But, suppose they have a good reason for releasing in America. Doesn't Japan-to-America localization take quite a while, especially if it's a really long game with lots of dialog/text?

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chicko1983
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:19:49 PM

@ Troy: Firstly, thanks.
Yeah, localisation used to take a while but with all the evidence of worlwide simultaneous releases in this generation I dont think that it takes as long these days (for whatever reason).
I would think that the porting, from ps3 to xbox360 especially, would take longer than the localisation. Plus the translation will be done before the port as they said the ps3 version would be finished before they start porting.

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MetalHead09
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 8:57:06 AM

yea chicko im with you on this one. tyhe only way that square will realize that they are messing up BIG time with their fans is by not supporting them anymore. i already swore i wasnt gonna get this game awhile ago and they have done absolutely nothing to change my mind since.

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ps92117
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:28:16 PM
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versus comes out like 2013 lol, yeah not fun, i might pick 13 up, unless mag comes out bout the same time, but for now wkc will do just fine

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AluShady
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:39:18 PM
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Worst.News.Ever.

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GoldenShadow
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:45:25 PM
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Well I have waited years for this game, an extra half a year behind japan is not that bad in comparison.

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Shadow_Striker
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:58:44 PM
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I'm a little disappointed in that news but its not really surprising. They are probably holding the PS3 version back so they don't alienate the 360 gamers maybe? Since they are trying to build a base with them.....who knows..... as long as its good I don't care.

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ps92117
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 1:13:29 AM

no more like making 360 fans there priority. and so far they are

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:13:38 PM
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Is this the longest we have waited for an FF sequel? They probably thought we'd rejoice and throw confetti and f*ck each other six ways from Sunday in the streets with an actual release "schedule" but the big news here let's face it is the F-you to us.

There exists no gamer anywhere that could be happy about their game sitting in a box while the dev ports it to someone who didn't even bother to buy the system it was supposed to be exclusive for in the first place. If they held up a M$ release like that I would feel bad for the gamers getting the shaft. It's completely indefensible and forgive my candor but no decent gamer can say different.

That said, I was never among the crowds who said they wouldn't get it now and I'm still looking forward to the game but no thoughtful person would advise this move in the first place, $236 million down the crapper because they decided to only put out games to a crowd that never wanted them in the first place.

Rant over, unfortunately for them Pandora can't go back into the box - she only comes out

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NightHawk17
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:16:46 PM
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I would have no problems with this if we had some rpg's to play but we don't, as shooters are getting VERY BORING. The 360 boys have Infinite Undiscovery, Last Remnant, and Star Ocean 4, and Tales of Vesperia to hold them over...Square-Enix are really getting on my last nerves

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:26:40 PM
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lol I encourage everyone to get the Japanese version instead, look at it this way:

1-You'll support the Japanese side of things meaning that you probably won't support Squeeeeeeeeenix's Western expansion garbage.

2. The game will be translated in many sites, of that I'm sure.

3. Learn some Japanese it will help you when looking for a job and is good for you for the future.

4. You'll have it this year all FRESH and EARLY :3

So getting it this year

Though the character designs are horrible......

Have you guys seen that new "black" guy?
Wow talk 'bout digging deep into stereotypes.

And here I though Barrett couldn't be topped.

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MetalHead09
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 9:02:22 AM

not a bad idea. id love to learn japanese.

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Mystearica
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:28:27 PM
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Hmmm... no need to be pissed of about this. I mean S-E has brought only disappoint to me in the past few years - so this? Expected and no disappointed as a matter of fact I'm impressed they actually gave a "rough" date for the release.

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eLLeJuss
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:29:17 PM
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Ill order one from japan then. I just hope they include subtitles in english :D

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:41:57 PM
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It will be pretty hard to believe ff13 and versus won't be worth the ridiculously long wait but I have faith. No more bad news, please!

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:43:37 PM
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Oh and NightHawk, we have Valkuria Chronicles m8.

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Zaben
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 12:00:45 AM
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Well I feel the slight need to punch something but I'm sure that feeling should pass... over the months...

At least we have a bunch of great titles this year to tide us over... I hope.

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jdt1981
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 12:01:24 AM
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FFXIII better be the best FF of all time after making us wait so long...LOL

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ps92117
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 1:15:05 AM

surpass 7 never, and don't think this is gona be a good game

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ps92117
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 12:59:59 AM
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Well just hope they get it over with, but I am still very excited for ffv13, I just hope that if they ever get to remake ff7 it will be exclusive though the way is going i highly doubt it.

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AceTatsujin
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 1:08:31 AM
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.........

again?

AGAIN?

MOVING ON -- I'm not worried about this game. In all honesty, f@ck this game all together and SE. They are taking TOO LONG to release the god damn thing. We got enough exclusives and multi-platform games to enjoy while they take their sweet ass time to release XIII here. Whatever man. I'm done with SE.

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chicko1983
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 4:42:49 PM

I hear ya Ace!

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AceTatsujin
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 1:24:40 AM
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I'm so pissed off man. I can't go to sleep. I bet they're pushing it back because 360's stupid ass hardware is going to take time.

They even stated that they want to port the game as fast as possible to US and PAL but they're not doing it. One freaking year? Come on man. We waited too long for this. God WTF. I'd love to have FF XIII with English Subtitles, I'm okay with that.

Argh ......

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:01:58 PM

They didn't say it would take a year, just that it would be in 2010 instead of 2009.

And if you meant another year from now, did you really expect it to be sooner than November, given that they're just showing to the public now?

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Scarecrow
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 1:44:40 AM
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What's wrong with you people!??????????????

Get the Japanese version

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 2:49:38 PM

Only speak engrish.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 1:55:24 AM
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Another year :(, well it better be on par with 7 - 10 or im just going to give up buying new games.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 1:56:24 AM
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well if it doesnt have Eng. subs. the japanesse version wont be very fun......... i tiired playing Dissidia in Japanesse.... had no idea what was going on...

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Anduril
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 2:07:50 AM
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Well isn't this a surprise? Really, who ever thought that Square Enix would disappoint us yet again...
The sad part is that back in the day I had such admiration for this company, but the last few years it just seemed that they lost that magic they had with the rpg's on Ps1 and it's gotten to the point where I would much rather look forward to a Level 5 rpg like White Knight's Chronicle.
If indeed there is one shred of goodness left in Square then we'll get english subtitles in the Jap version, otherwise, this bloody sucks!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 10:27:06 AM

I would like to know why this continues to happen. It's usually not the poster's fault... Sometimes, you do have to wait a few seconds before it's posted so it may have something to do with patience, but I don't know.

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aaronisbla
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 2:14:38 AM

lol, i think i counted 47 times.....wow

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Banky A
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:01:17 AM

Sweet! Somebody get Shadow on this guy xD

>=]

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King James
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 9:30:32 AM

lol...WOW...Shadow's gonna be sooooo annoyed.

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ps92117
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 2:36:07 AM
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lol this happen to me once but I went back and deleted all of them.

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crapreviews
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 2:39:33 AM
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hmmmm will FFXIII release before the world comes to an end?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 2:51:15 PM

The world depends on when I decide to end it.

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K ASH
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 2:57:42 AM
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It seems that SE is trying to create an epic FF game ensamble for this gen. they have 3 games in dev for FFXIII. I wonder if how far they are in development of FFXIII versus.

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Kevadu
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 3:04:01 AM
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I know Square-Enix bashing has become trendy lately, but come on guys. This is getting ridiculous.

"As for FFXIII, we're just really annoyed that PS3 owners have to wait for a completed game just because Square-Enix wants a simultaneous PS3/360 launch in North America....The problem is that S-E has said they won't even start on the 360 version until the PS3 one is complete, which means PS3 owners have to wait. Why?"

It is true that S-E has said they won't start on the 360 version until the PS3 version is complete, but what everyone seems to be completely ignoring is the fact that they have *also* said they aren't going to start on the translation until the Japanese version is complete. That's right: They have not even started translating this game, and translating an RPG of this size is no small task. Incidentally, this is the same reason we aren't getting a demo with AC:C, and nobody who's been paying attention should have been surprised by that fact.

Now you can rightfully criticize S-E for giving lower priority to the international release than the Japanese release, but Why does everyone act like there is going to be a complete English PS3 version of this game sitting around waiting for the 360 port? If the Japanese version isn't ready until a holiday 2009 release (likely), then getting the English translation done by April is actually about as fast as one could reasonably expect.

Has anyone considered that the fact that they have to wait for the translation anyway is the whole reason they decided on a simultaneous PS3/360 release in the west?

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AceTatsujin
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 8:25:22 AM

We're not considering it. When you port a freaking game from one system to another, and your talking about CELL vs. Xenon, it is going to take some time. Their excuse is that they won't be able to release it till next year, but they hide the truth about the long development for the 360. It's COMMON SENSE. They're trying to do business since MS paid them LARGE SUMS of money to make sure the game gets ported to that crappy ass system AND to release the game the same time the PS3 gets released.

Here's the good news if 360 wasn't in the plan, the game would have been here in Fall of 2009. People effing know this. Porting games from 360 to PS3 and PS3 to 360 is a nightmare. I wonder now if they're going to push the PS3 to the limit, knowing the graphics on the PS3 freaking pwns the living hell out of the 360. Go compare games like Heavy Rain and K2 and even FF XIII which the gameplay you see is all on PS3, to the best games the 360 has.

MS needs to go bankrupt, they want to be part of EVERYTHING to screw things up. And this generation is not a very good generation with a retarded ass company like them.

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Kevadu
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 10:56:19 AM

I wonder, how do you 'effing know' that? S-E has been saying for years (long before the 360 port was announced) that there wouldn't be a simultaneous release and at the rate they're going they'll be lucky to get the Japanese version out before the end of the year. But hey, never let facts get in the way of a good bitch.

If the Japanese version comes out in December and the US version comes out in April that is actually a *very* fast turn-around time. I'm actually skeptical about the date for that reason. I wouldn't be surprised if it's actually going to be later than that.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 11:13:10 AM

First of all, you're automatically assuming FFXIII releases very late this year in Japan. Nobody said that. The best we have is "some time this year," which means that if it launches in August, your entire argument is shot to sh**.

Second of all, it does NOT take THAT long to translate a game. It does take time, but in no way does it take 4-6 months. Thirdly and finally, Square-Enix said three MONTHS ago that they only need "the final touches" on the PS3 version. If we can take those words at face value, this is the reason why people are upset.

No, according to the information we have - as vague as it is - it does NOT make any sense to delay the PS3 version launch until the 360 version is ready. The only explanation is a nod to Microsoft, and that's it.

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Kevadu
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 11:59:17 AM

Come on, Ben, you should know better than that.

Final Fantasy XII came out March 16, 2006 in Japan and October 31, 2006 in North America. That's over 7 months, and you can't possibly blame that one on MS. That kind of translation time is quite typical for RPGs (lot's of dialogue to translate).

Now it's true that I don't know for a fact that FFXIII will come out at the end of the year in Japan, but I am willing to bet good money on it. When a company refuses to be more specific than '2009' when it's already 2009 that means end-of-the-year 2009...

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AluShady
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 12:34:09 PM

That 7 months is not all translation time although most of it is. They could translate faster I'm sure (they have in the past), but SE just takes their sweet time.

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Arvis
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 1:18:03 PM

Kevadu,

It's not as if when the last translator working on the game hits "enter" to finalize the last bit of text that the game is instantly shipped to stores. Square held back the US release of Final Fantasy XII to optimize it's sales for the holidays. It's not always development time that holds games back.

Needless to say, if you really believe that adding a WHOLE NEW PORT to the localization of a game WON'T make it take longer to release, then you're either ignorant, or have an agenda.

-Arvis

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 3:04:40 PM

Okay I'm sick of the defenders of this, use some common sense people. Has anyone ever ported a game without having the full translated game completed first? No. They have to localize it for English speakers first, that's the original PS3 game, meaning the english PS3 version must be complete and running smooth before they begin the port. That translates to a finished game being held back so the port can be done. You can't port and localize at the same time unless there was going to be a 360 version in Japan, which there isn't. They gotta finish ours, then port it. If you still don't see why we are upset then you just fail plain and simple.

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Kevadu
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 8:39:21 PM

I feel like I'm trying to talk some sense into an angry mob, but what the hey. I'm a glutton for punishment.

Here are some more numbers for you. Time between the Japanese release and the North America release for various FF games:

FFVII: 8 months
FFVIII: 7 months
FFIX: 4 months
FFX: 5 months
FFXII: 7 months

These are facts, folks. Go look it up.

Now you can discuss the reasons for this until the cows come home, but the fact of the matter is that S-E has always taken around 4-8 to get FF games to North America (and I'm not even going to discuss the NES and SNES generations, where we were lucky to get the games at all...).

Now there is some indication (though I am still skeptical) that S-E will be trying for a NA release only 4 months after the JP release. That would be tied for the fastest they've ever done it! (And that was for IX, which was a pretty simple game by FF standards). What is the crowd's reaction?

(paraphrased) "Grr, I hate you S-E! You sold out to MS and are delaying this game on purpose. Rawr."

Excuse me if I think that reaction doesn't make any sense...

And as for you who claim that the port 'has' to delay the final release, that is complete nonsense. Porting a game engine and translating the script (and doing all the voice acting, etc) are completely orthogonal. There is absolutely no reason why you can't do both in parallel.

Look, I'm not going to claim that S-E hasn't done some stupid things this generation, and I'm certainly no MS fan. But this particular argument seems completely nonsensical to me. If S-E was talking about a holidy 2010 NA release then you would have a case.

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:14:49 PM

I agree with Ben that delaying the launch TO COINCIDE WITH THE 360 LAUNCH (instead of releasing the English version whenever it's done) is B.S. and no doubt the result of an exchange of cash, but I also agree with everyone who says that localization takes time, especially when it's done as well as on FFXII.

They don't just have to translate the dialogue, Babelfish-style, into Engrish, like they did when it was all text. They have to re-write every line so that it says what the Japanese line says, but also "works" and is artful in English. Then they have to audition actors and record (and re-record, usually) all that dialogue so that it sounds like actual people talking and not some high school play.

If they aren't doing that until after the Japanese version is done, it could easily take 4-8 months to get it done right.

There's more dialogue in long, story-heavy videogames than a full season of TV, which takes at least 8 months to produce. I think David Hayter was working on MSG4 for something like 14 months.

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ceedot
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:14:22 AM
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They will probobly announce versus will be on 360 as well, and then we will have to wait for that piece of sh** to be developed as well.
Fu** this sh**.

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Bo0mKiiD
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:35:53 AM
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Just wait, how hard could it be?

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www
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 6:04:09 AM
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Aw damn,i told you we should stop talking about this game for now,we can do that January 2010,let's look at this year's games.

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Douchebaguette
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 8:44:51 AM
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Why? To maintain hype from both sides. Too bad, it means their real reason is because they want to gain a massive "western" target audience; the 360's crowd is a place were they believe bigger profit is. Expect future FF games to be in the 360's favour [even though all FF games will be multiplat fom now on]. Of course, this is only assumption, and i really should never assume, otherwise it would make an ass of u & me.

Other than that, making me wait a year for a simultaneous release, when it was supposed to be exclusive in the first place, would just build up annoyance, so i'll probably say "f**k that game", & not buy it. Ironically they have a chance to kill the hype & fandom that they wanted to expand.

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:21:13 PM

There won't be another (main) Final Fantasy released during the 360's lifetime; there might not be another one released during the PS3's lifetime.

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cegmp
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 9:06:35 AM
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Sad sad news... Now I'm considering importing! Decisions, decisions..

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Orvisman
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 9:19:46 AM
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Well... at least we can import the game if we can't wait. As a long-time importer of Japanese games, I am so glad Sony made the PS3/PSP region free because it makes importing so much easier.

It also makes it easier to know who is pirating games because now if you buy/sell chips you are doing it for one reason only.

Region free is the way it should always be.

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chaosrunner
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 9:26:12 AM
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I'm with Ben on buying the game for two reasons. First, as he said, I think it's going to be pretty amazing and I don't want to deny myself because of questionable business decisions made by SE. But also, I think that by showing how many PS3 owners are going to buy the game, it might get it through SE's heads that the PS3 owners are the audience who will do the best by them. Especially if the 360 version is as inferior as I think it will be based on the need for multiple disks and hardware differences when the game was originally built with the PS3's architecture in mind and people who own both end up buying the PS3 version of the game.

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chicko1983
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:11:48 PM

Firstly, I know it will be hard to deny myself what will probably be a great game except that I think the quality will suffer because of the xbox360 hardware limitations. Do you think MS would pay a huge sum of money for an inferior version? I have a feeling the length of the game will be shorter compared to the previous iterations of FF but the look on both consoles will be as similar as the two console versions of Bioshock were to each other. Hence, the game wont look as good as it could.
Secondly, by purchasing the game, SE won't learn anything from treating its fans badly and you can expect the same sort of service from them in the future.
Lets be clear, I wouldn't mind if the game was multiplatform from the beginning or if they released the ps3 version as soon as it is finished, but holding up the ps3 version of the game because they are being paid by MS to hold the release in the West until both can be released at the same time is wrong.

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MetalHead09
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 9:21:16 AM

actually chicko, the ps3 version was well into development before they announced a 360 version so to say square will pull back on something thats this close to completion just to fit it on an inferior console wouldnt make sense,(even for S-E) they will simply have LOTS of work to get that game on the 360 thats all and yes i think it wont be nearly as good as the ps3 version.
the 360 might be easier for western developers but im thinking that the 360 is harder for the japanese. i watched an interview about tekken 6 going to the 360 and the guys even said that it will be very hard to do because it was designed originally for the ps3 so i think its same to assume that ff13 was originally and always has bin a ps3 focus, the 360 is more secondary.
im not defending S-E at all but i dont believe that square would alter the ps3 version simply because its going to the the 360. they just have their work cut out for them thats all.

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King James
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 9:36:38 AM
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WHERE'S SQUARESOFT?????

And who the f' is Square-Enix? It's like two totally different companies. FFXIII will be in our hands Fall 2010. It will take a lil' more time to manufacture those extra 9-14 DVDs for the XBox 360 version.

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ec0li
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 10:21:58 AM

I know why SE is really delaying the game for the west till 2010. They're waiting for MS to fix the rrod issue. The game is gonna be big and they don't want 360 users to experience rrod while they're on their 3rd disc of the game.

No seriously, I'm not joking.

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:23:10 PM

@ ecOli

If that's true, we'll all be waiting until the end of time.

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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 2:06:15 PM

Square-Enix can suck on a rapier...slow.

and if Square can't care about the PS fanbase, why would they possibly care about the M$ fanbase. I mean, the M$ fanbase continues to support their console despite the horrible reliability and the evidence showing that the 360 is running outta gas this year. If I was S-E and I found out that FFXIII would RR 360s...I would STILL put it out. No question.

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BlinkBoy
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 9:42:42 AM
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This when Level 5 must step up to the mic. and tell us the European and North America release dates soon.
Please let it be like Summer/Fall 2009

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Robochic
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 10:04:46 AM
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I'm a little disappointed due to they have annouced this game and shown videos of it since the PS3 launched, Why they have to wait for the 360 version is beyond me but thats what they want. I can see sales for this game not to be all what the company will want, due to them having this game annouced for so long i think Final Fantasy gamers are just fed up by now.

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Orvisman
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 12:38:29 PM
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More likely it is because M$sft asked S-E how many armored cars full of cash it would take to put the game on the 360 AND have a simultaneous release here in the states.

M$ft is currently filling truck seven of 10 as I write this!

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Arvis
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 1:21:25 PM
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All this talk of boycotting...

Wouldn't it make more sense if all of us PS3 owners went out and bought this game in droves and showed Square that their TRUE market is on Sony's console? Maybe then they would stop all this Microsoft silliness.

-Arvis

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chicko1983
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 4:51:57 PM

Not really Arvis, that way SE "wins" by getting my money.
I don't want to give someone who screws me around my money.
If I go to any type of store and get treated badly I dont go back there - they lose my business. I dont keep going back there and giving them more of my money in the hope I start getting treated better.
Its the principle of treating your loyal customers better that SE need to learn.

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smileys_007
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 3:24:09 PM
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damn, i can't wait for this game.. it's a good thing that a lot of good exclusives will be coming for the ps3 this year.. let's just save the best for last..

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karneli lll
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 3:48:51 PM
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I like that Arvis, in theory SE may see how much they're missing out on the ps3 and move back to Sony's camp. But, i see ffv 13 selling more, it looks less ' bubble gummy '

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chicko1983
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 4:56:34 PM

yeah but as I replied to Arvis, if the longtime ps3 fans all buy this game then SE won't see that they're missing out on something. In fact, it will only serve to convince them that they made the correct business decision because they get the same ps3 sales plus the extra xbox360 sales.

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karneli lll
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 6:44:52 PM

By the time this game comes, we'll probably ignore it due to the fact that its starting to get old,let's face it; final fantasy doesn't have the juice that it used to. Dont be surprised if it comes out on the 360 first or some exclusive 360 dlc is announced

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Orvisman
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:39:21 PM

It is not coming to the 360 first.

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Deleted User
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:01:59 PM
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This is ridiculous.

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chicko1983
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:13:15 PM

In what way?

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Deleted User
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:44:15 PM

Are you serious?

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chicko1983
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 6:05:54 PM

Well, to me, sticking by your principles and boycotting is not ridiculous. However, the developer holding back a game by a minimum of 4 months once 100% completed in order to have a simultaneous release with another version of the game is ridiculous.

But as you are an xbox360 fan, maybe your thinking is different to mine.

So yes, you were unclear.

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Deleted User
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 7:08:10 PM

Oh goodie. In over a year ill be playing a game that will be on the 360 anyways.

Congratulations.

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ps92117
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 7:32:40 PM

indeed man this is ridiculous, you should have been removed long time ago.

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Orvisman
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 10:27:25 AM

@JoshuaAdam360,

If you don't have a PS3, and since you have no interest in the system, why do you, and other Xbots, even post here?

Are you that bored with the 360 and its enormous list of new (not old and played out) system exclusives? Or are you waiting for M$ft to repair your RROD 360?

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TGG
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 5:53:37 PM
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*facepalm*

WHY!?

Why does S-E do this to us?

XD

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robinhood2010
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 6:45:20 PM
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OK.
So people moan about an 'exclusive' being released on the rival console a year late (Bioshock) then moan when a game is released simultaneously for both consoles.

There are no winners in this situation. Personally, I'm p*ssed off. Timed exclusivity I don't care about; if I can play it, whatever. But holding back a completed game? Lame.

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bamf
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 9:38:35 PM
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I'm not the biggest RPG fan and I feel let down by S-E decsions of late as we all do. However if FFXIII turns out to be a GOTY contender, is awesome and has raving reviews accross the board, should we really miss out on this game?
If we was to all boycott FFXIII and not buy this game where as this was on a big enough scale that we see not so good PS3 sales. Wouldn't this be bad for the PS3 to see poor sales when compared to the 360 version when A: The 360 version may be inferior to, and B: When FF series is widely considered to be at home on a Playstation platform? This will probably drive S-E even more to M$ console which all being honest, we don't want. I would prefere it that The PS3 version was to have a huge success, even more so than the 360 so hopefully it give S-E a slap around the face and wake them up. S-E, you should be bringing all your RPG's to PS3, it only makes sense.

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MetalHead09
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 9:31:29 AM

logically in some ways that makes sense but going on how ignorant they have bin lately, do they not hear the cries of gamers around the world or are they ignoring us???? but i think if it was a huge success on the ps3 they would just take it as, oh goody we did make the right decision. ill pass.
is there a mailing address for square? because id really like to send them a letter telling them myself why im not buying their games anymore.

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AntDC
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 10:39:34 PM
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F*** you Square Enix. I'm seriously reconsidering my purchase of this game.

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Spartan 117
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:51:33 PM
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What'd you all expect it takes time to port a game and translate the japanese to english.

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DIsmael85
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:24:51 AM

It takes time to port a game from a PS3 Blu-Ray interface to a DVD. That's the biggest issue, but don't let me be the one that told everyone so. Oh well, we'll get it when we get it, Im importing, people obviously don't know the PS3 is region free. Maybe only a few of us actually do the homework.

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AceTatsujin
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:47:55 PM
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i'm gonna send hatemail to MS and tell them to go bankrupt, stupid company.

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stefanolio
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:32:49 PM
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This is a rip-off....
stop playing mario games and get back to work!

imma go mod my ps3 firmware so i could play the japo version.

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kidgrid
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 9:39:59 AM
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i will play it when it is 20 bucks, just like the rest of the ff games.

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Jackeria
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 11:40:15 AM
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I've never bought or played an FF game, I play FPS, RPG, MMORPG(WoW), driving, sports pretty much anything that comes along I think I might like, and I'm wondering even with the date set for 2010 is this going to be a memorable gameplay experience? I mean I hadn't played MGS since the first was released on demo back for the PS1 =) and didn't remember much of it, until I saw the new one released, I bought it now I'm addicted, even went out and bought 1,2,3... will FFXIII make me want to play the rest?

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