Dev Time For Final Fantasy Versus XIII Faster Than FFXIII
Yeah, we've all grown tired of the same ol' screenshots and there's only so many times we can watch that uber-impressive CGI trailer from late last year.
But that doesn't mean we're not still psyched for Final Fantasy Versus XIII. As far as anyone knows, it remains exclusive to the PlayStation 3 (unlike FFXIII) and after doing the research, many franchise fans actually say Versus sits higher on their "most-anticipated" list. Well, here's some good news, folks: according to Kotaku, Square-Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase said the dev time for Versus will be "comparatively faster" than that of FFXIII; this statement came hot on the heels of Kitase saying that design time for characters and enemies in FFXIII was down to 1/3 of the time it took at the start of the project. The point is, because several of the same people are working on both titles, and because they're learning a lot with FFXIII, that "knowledge and experience gained" should speed up the Versus creation time. This is really the first update we've had on the game for quite a while, so we consider this to be a good sign.
In case you're wondering, Versus is scheduled for some time in 2011, while we should see FFXIII maybe by the middle of next year. Final Fantasy XIV Online may launch at about the same time, just to keep ya up to speed.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII
8/24/2009 Ben Dutka