Final Fantasy Versus XIII Boasts An Airship And World Map
Okay, so we're all a little disappointed that we didn't have the customary towns, world maps and traveling options in Final Fantasy XIII; elements we've all come to expect from most RPGs.
But we remind you that FFXIII director Motomu Toriyama has said you can expect the return of those elements in the future, now that Square-Enix has a better grasp on this generation's hardware. Well, perhaps he was referring to Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive that is starting to get a lot of attention now that FFXIII is out the door. And according to The Lost Gamer citing a recent Square-Enix Members Area interview with FF designer Tetsuya Nomura, the new entry in the legendary series will include an airship and a world map. Hey, now that sounds familiar! Said Nomura in response to a completion percentage question:
"Things are not connected yet, every part is moving along separately. However, we have gotten airships working over the world map."
Now, this could be interpreted in a variety of ways; perhaps he's not referring to player-controlled airships but even if that's the case, the mere mention of a "world map" is like a warm, friendly reminder of the way things once were in Final Fantasy. Of course, we still have to hear about the gameplay but you can bet we'll be looking for more info from here on out. Oh, and don't forget that Square-Enix has said former FFXIII team members have moved on to Versus now that the former project is complete. Things should start to roll!
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII
3/17/2010 9:11:14 PM Ben Dutka