Square-Enix Can't Comment On Star Ocean PS3 "At This Time"
You know, sometimes it's all in how you interpret the wording. These days, "no comment" could be as good as a confirmation, simply because there is no outright denial.
A few days ago, some eagle-eyed gamers spotted a GameFly listing for a PlayStation 3 version of Star Ocean: The Last Hope. As most of you know, this RPG is currently an Xbox 360 exclusive with no confirmed plans to bring it to Sony's machine. We didn't actually think that Square-Enix would respond in any way (Sony certainly wouldn't have), but in fact, ScrawlFX received a reply, and it reads as follows:
"We cannot comment on a PS3 release at this time. The posting on Gamefly.com was an error and had been taken down from their site."
That last bit notwithstanding, PS3 owners and RPG fans should remain hopeful. "We cannot comment on a PS3 release at this time"? As disappointing as that sounds, take it from someone who has heard standard - yet veiled - PR responses many times over...that's a far cry from saying, "we don't have any plans to bring Star Ocean to the PS3." In fact, in some ways, it's almost as good as a confirmation, so says my warped little journalist mind. Perhaps it's only a matter of time...
7/29/2009 Ben Dutka