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FFXIV Only On PS3/PC Because Microsoft Said "No"

Although it was initially announced as a PlayStation 3 console exclusive (it was going to PC, too, of course), many simply assumed that Final Fantasy XIV would eventually be confirmed for the Xbox 360.

After all, what with Square-Enix harping on a Western emphasis this generation and embracing the 360 in a variety of ways (Final Fantasy XIII was available on Microsoft's machine), many thought FFXIV couldn't possibly remain exclusive. It is, though...but not for want of trying on the part of the veteran role-playing publisher. According to what the game's director, Hiromichi Tanaka, told 4players in a recent interview - and as translated by Final Fantasy Union - it was actually Microsoft that passed on the idea. Apparently, they only allowed FFXI on Xbox Live because it was in its infancy stages but now that it has become more established, they apparently don't need (or want) FFXIV. In the end, they were flat-out unwilling to put Square-Enix's new MMORPG on Live so that version was subsequently nixed. Obviously, there are two interesting facets to this: first, that if Square-Enix had its own way, FFXIV would've never remained exclusive and second, that Microsoft didn't think it worth having...

What this means for the future remains to be seen. Likely, it won't have much of an impact at all and S-E will continue to turn to Microsoft so as to expand their fan base. But we'll see.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV

Tags: final fantasy xiv, ffxiv, ps3, 360

7/12/2010 8:50:17 PM John Shepard

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Comments (101 posts)

Highlander
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 9:32:22 PM
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You know, you'd kinda think that SE would learn something from this. The simple fact is that SE took their 30 pieces of silver and are now operating at Microsoft's beck and call. They should get used to this. Just because they too the money from MS doesn't mean that their games will get the favored MS treatment every time. All it means is that Microsoft feels that they have more control over what SE games appear on the 360.

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SayWord
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:02:35 PM

I hope they do learn something from this. SE should be hella pissed about this! But you know what they'll probably still go running back to microsoft for future releases. This is a stab in the back from ms and SE should see that. Then again SE should be grateful that they don't have to make a lesser port for a system that can't even handle being turned on.

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NeoHumpty
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 11:15:20 PM

One big question, though. Has Microsoft mentioned any pay as you go games? I don't follow 360 news much, so I may be missing something. But my understanding is that DC Universe and FFXIV will be for the PS3, not Xbox, and both games require monthly fees, right? Maybe it's just something M$ doesn't want to step up to yet?

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Akuma07
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 5:24:43 AM

uhhhhh

NeoHumpty.

You ARE talking about the console that forces people to pay a monthly subscription fee for their online service? lol

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The Stig
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 5:58:41 AM

@ Akuma07, He is talking about individual games that require a monthly subscription on top of the XboxLive monthly fee.

@ NeoHumpty, I dont think there is any pay-as-you-go games on Xbox, I seem to remember reading something about MS not liking the idea other people making money from Live.

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sonic1899
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 7:18:06 AM

I'm not sure if Square will actually learn from this. I recall reading an article that they're still trying to talk to MS and they're still getting the 'no' from MS. God forbid that they try to persuade MS by making FF VS XIII a multiplat

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:12:10 AM

Final Fantasy XI and Phantasy Star Universe are both examples of online games on the 360 you had to pay a monthly subscription to in addition to XBOX live fees.

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 9:33:51 PM
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so first they have to have 13, and they drag that game down because of their inferior console, and now they are to good for 14 because they think it'll drag them down??

what a load of bullsh*t

good, now 14 can actually be worth something

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BTNwarrior
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:00:04 PM

as long as MS doesn't drag down 13vs everything will work out in the end

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sonic1899
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 7:11:26 AM

MS was smart about the FF XIII scenario (I don't mean that in a good way). They actually prevented FF XIII from being a system seller. All the people buying the game for the xbox could've bought PS3s for the game...and they didn't. MS didn't care about outselling the PS3 version, they just didn't want anymore people to buy a PS3 for FF XIII. This just proves that MS really is a cancer to the gaming industry.

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Qubex
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:46:32 AM

If that is the case, it shows M$ are brilliant strategists then; like a game of chess they check mated Sony on that title...

I think Squeeeenix were crazy to insult there core user base, after what the PS community has done for them over the years. I don't care much for them anymore...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

*Currently in Taipei, Taiwan

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frylock25
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 9:52:42 PM
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microsoft is a joke as a video game company.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 6:52:32 AM

Software as well, all i hear is how buggy the new releases are.

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Jian2069
Thursday, July 15, 2010 @ 4:08:45 PM

square enix is a joke as a video game company.

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BikerSaint
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 9:57:31 PM
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If I read between the lines, I can clearly see....

(MS) "Damn it, we paid 10,000 times more for FFXIII than the red ink just we took in by revenue! So, no thanks"

Good on ya, MS. Hope you lose tons more of Brink's armored trucks, using your filthy MS 1St exclusive's slush fund.


It's a shame MS even got it's money-grubbing dirty paws involved in FXIII in the 1st place, cause they caused a lot of heartache with most follower's of the FF series.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 11:43:35 AM

That's actually a good point.

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SayWord
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:05:35 PM
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If I was SE I would see this as a huge backstab from microsoft. Microsft was so keen on getting final fantasys to xbox but yet they can just say f u so easily like that? I hope SE stops making games on xbox.

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Snaaaake
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:12:31 PM

Agree man, SE were kind enough to give Microsoft their biggest treasure and this is their payback?

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Arvis
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 9:35:10 AM

Kindness had NOTHING to do with Square putting FFXIII on the 360.

-Arvis

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Snaaaake
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:13:30 PM
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And so in other word this would have been on the 360 had Microsoft agreed.

I guess this mean from FFXIII, every main series of FF will be on the Xbox as well.

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fstop
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 3:30:45 PM

That's how I read it too.

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SayWord
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:21:33 PM
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If I had teleportation powers I'd teleport to SE headquarters in japan and b*itch slap wada. I'd be like see psxextreme, see it!? This is wear your true fans lie and you know what we aren't the only ones! You enjoyed whoring yourself on MS junk? Well look what people do to wh*res they shut you down! Grow some balls SE and make the games that made you as a company.

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main_event05
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:31:27 PM
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The other woman doesn't you anymore but you're old faithful wife is never gonna trust you again.

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Lenoxseer
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:39:46 PM

Perfect metaphor. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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SayWord
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:47:36 PM

Lmao I kind of said that too on my post above:)

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Snaaaake
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 11:06:33 PM

Nice one there main.

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main_event05
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 10:27:34 AM

I meant doesn't want. but you all seem to have gotten it. <[\/]>

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fstop
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 3:34:01 PM

COMMENT OF THE DAY!!!!

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:14:39 AM

You could always have Linux or Mac and find a Windows simulator. That way when Window's crashes, you just shut the 'window'. lol

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:39:12 PM

Yes, but the Xbox is in a different branch. Just like Sony's laptop and desktop computers and even televisions are different divisions. You would think that because it is part of Microsoft that they would be on in the same, and it is, but its more of the Xbox team making their own decisions based on what the console gets. Sony does this too. Its like the head of Sony telling Kaz Harai what the PS3 should or shouldn't have. Does this help any?

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:38:38 PM
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Microsoft refused something?! What kind of world are we now living in?
By the way, SE just keeps digging themselves into a bigger hole than they already are. After being discredited by their many fans for going to the western crowd by putting FFXIII on the 360, they decide to say that they intended on putting FFXIV on the 360 also. These guys surely know how to keep their fans [sarcasm by the way].

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Luiscosmo2
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:45:20 PM

At least they don't keep it a secret....problem now a dayz games goin waaaay into Mainstream....Killzone 3...I've Heard SOCOM 4...AND BATTERFIELD BAD COMPANY 2 Story.....*sigh*

STAY TUNED!

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Luiscosmo2
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:43:33 PM
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SQUARE ENIX PROBALLY WOULD'VE PUT FFXII IN THE 360 FOR A FEE IF IT DID WELL ON THE PS3 EXCLUSIVELY!!!

So...There you go....SE NEEDS MS....MS DONT NEED 'EM....This looks like a Soap Opera.

STAY TUNED!

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 9:26:50 AM

All....Caps....headache....Netiquette....
....uurrngghhh....must stop....no more....
...shouting online....

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Jawknee
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 10:56:12 PM
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You reap what you sow.

Too bad Square won't learn their lesson.

Tools.

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telly
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:54:49 AM

Post of the week.

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Milonakis
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 11:13:33 PM
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I was thinking about buying FFXIII but now I can't see giving another penny to those covetous buttplugs at square. (Unless of course FFVII remake)

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Snaaaake
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 11:19:26 PM
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Here's a funny fact.

Square Enix has been trying hard to cater to the west but has yet to succeed.

On the other hand, NIS has been sticking to their roots with decent JRPG like Trinity Universe, Disgaea, Cross Edge etc.

And when they release a western-themed game called "Demon's Souls", it was showered with whole lotta love from the west.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 7:03:00 AM

I love Demon's Souls, best RPG i ever played i also love the difficulty of the game. I'm still playing it.

Level 123 now.

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Ultimate_Balla
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 11:25:57 PM
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MS probably had to pay a monthly fee, or something in that degree. Anything else wouldn't make sense, well, to me anyways.

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sirbob6
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 11:33:45 PM
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This might forshadow S-E going to M$ and making FFXIII Versus multiplat. If that happens then S-E is dead to me.

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just2skillf00l
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 11:54:21 PM
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LOL...well from a logical standpoint it all works out. FF14 for all those interested get an exclusive enough title.

SE should wipe the tears dribbling down their faces after such a classic betrayal and realize two things. One, that MS is probably frigid to the zenith power and cannot be trusted with any business transaction, and two after such a cold betrayal SE should realize that the Japanese industry is betraying its roots and should rethink the route of westernization.

If everything works out smoothly and according to plan, we SE fans should be sipping on gin n juice laid back with positive outbursts of joy for the next SE FF segment in gaming history.

Note: After the already confirmed FF releases. Give them some time to reevaluate their values and haul Wada's stump out of such a delicate and extremely significant position.

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 1:08:18 AM
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Oye, Square Enix wake up and smell the freakin coffee, you made a poor decision and tried to betray your fans once more.

This can mean one of 2 things IMO.

Either Microsoft doesn't think their users or doesn't want their users to pay more money to play an MMO.

Or they don't think this game is worth getting behind.

Regardless SE should want nothing to do with them if they want nothing to do with their product and if Versus XIII goes multiplat then the last SE game I picked up for a home console will probably remain to be KHII.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 1:29:35 AM
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Subscription Fees
Double Fees (Netflix)
Absent games (FF14)
Less expansion packs (UT3)

The list keeps growing...

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:22:39 AM

lol. PS3 is a more expensive console, but methinks M$ makes up for it.

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 9:43:37 AM

Underdog,

I'm afraid you have bought into an MS lie...

PS3 isn't more expensive. MS has discounted the remainder of the old xbxo360 Elite stock because they have a new model to sell and stacks and stacks of the old elite model are still sitting in stores. Like for like, SKU for SKU, PS3 and 360 are equivalent in price, except of course PS3 has BluRay and free online.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 10:06:24 AM

I'm referring to the pricetag entirely and not taking into account the specs of the systems. I'm actually pretty well aware of the difference in hardware and the bang-for-your-buckedness of Sony.

The point I was getting at more was that although they might shout out the cheaper price of their system, the list just given by Temjin pretty much re-nigs any money a person might save in determining which system to get.

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 10:10:12 AM

I gotcha. I was more referring to the fact that their current SKU - the squat space heater - matches the PS3s price. But I understand.

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Vidius
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 1:38:02 AM
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Lol good, I'm very interested in FFXIV. Lets see if it beats WOW probably not.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:24:06 AM

I hated WOW. Offline rpg's max out more slowly. WOW was too easy.

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Vidius
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 1:39:40 AM
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WOW is my fav mmorpg right now. Blizzard rules. However, FFXIV should be pretty fun, now tht its a ps3 exclusive.

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JofaMang
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 1:50:02 AM

Its not PS3 exclusive, as it is being released for PC as well (there is already a benchmark out there to see how your computer can run it).

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 2:06:28 AM
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Microsoft: We don't need your rpgs, we have COD: Black Ops

Squeeeeeenix: but but...

Microsoft: And that's final ;)

Squeeeeeeenix: Ok but we'll come back with a more westernized rpg next time, ok?

Microsft: bye bye

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johnld
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 2:18:01 AM
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one part of me is glad that a game stays exclusive, although i gave up on square enix after XIII, but the other part of me wants to go up to wada and yell out "DENIED!". Now if only the whole industry denied mediocrity then everyone wins. maybe ebert will agree that videogames are art when all those other crap are gone.

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___________
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 2:46:13 AM
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thats what i said ages ago, FF XIV is not going on the 360 because of M$ closed approach to live.

im not really interested though, XIII left such a bad taste in my mouth its put me off FF for good.
no scratch that, its put me off $E for good!
them buying out eidos is the greatest injustice this would has ever suffered!!!!!!!!!!!!
now watch their titles turn into sh*t too.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 2:59:35 AM
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Huh... Well, I didn't see that one coming, but I do remember some crispy critter from S-E saying that it would come to the 360 later on down the track. Guess he had his wires crossed. Perhaps now those mediocre folks at S-E will wake up and realise that the 360 is not their target audience and start churning out must have exclusive titles for the one system that has the userbase they should be trying to capture: The Wii (No... wait, that's not right...)

Peace.

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kraygen
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 3:17:17 AM
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Well my first thought was that M$ didn't want another game on their console that highlighted the fact it couldn't compete.

They were probably told that SE wanted it on 360 but the graphics would have to be taken down far enough to make it run, which in turn meant, it'd look like crap and M$ just couldn't have that.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 3:48:53 AM
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I know why!!!!

Yes I know the reason now

You know how MMORPGs can hook you for 2 to 5 hours on any given session?

Weeeeeeeeeell, when match that with the 360's legendary failure rate (RROD), and the fact that the "new" 360 burns out just as badly it'd be disastrous for Microsoft.

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DeathOfChaos
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 4:26:08 AM

Makes a lot of sense, Scarecrow, lol. Couldn't have said that better myself. xD

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 9:39:40 AM

LOL! That may actually be a legitimate consideration...

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DeathOfChaos
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 4:27:38 AM
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Versus wont be able to get ported to the 360. Not only is it too far along to be ported, but things like the Clouds are generated using the Cell Processor, and the 360 obviously doesn't have what it takes do to that. A port to the 360 would not only dumb down the expirence, but mess up the weather completly, lol.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 6:55:56 AM

No offence but I'm pretty sure VersusXIII will end up being ported.

This story only highlights how eager Square - Enix are to produce multi platform games.

They'll just put it on multiple discs like the last Final Fantasy.

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Majic
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 4:59:21 AM
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I believe MS said no because SE wanted cross-platform world with PC, PS3 and X360 players all adventuring together instead of locking the game to work only on platform specific servers.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 7:23:16 AM

That would be cool, but i know that's just a pipe dream.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 6:33:02 AM
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MS was also pissed that they couldn't get all of the MMO monthly fee money that won't going to go to them.

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frostface
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 7:30:58 AM
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I don't know why you're all getting annoyed at MS, for once they might of helped you all get what you wanted from SE i.e. another FF exclusive (well sort of, not including PC).

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 10:12:09 AM

No they didn't because the game was made with the 360 in mind. It's still multiplat quality no matter how you cut it.

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WolfCrimson
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 11:41:07 AM

@Jawknee :Yes, but then again there's still time before the game gets released, so they could increase the game's quality back up to 'PS3 exclusive' levels.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 12:20:08 PM

C'mon Wolf, this is Square. you know theyre not going to do that. the game is already complete. All they need to do is get it up and running on PSN. Anything having to do with graphics is already done and out the door.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @ 1:44:06 PM

I believe we're all annoyed at "SE's true colors" as a proven liar(PS3 only) & now firmly exposed to the whole entire world to see.

And we all already know of M$'s immoral issues & failures, so no sense re-hashing them, as reality will dictate that M$'s very own shady actions, & it's bad equipment, will continue to keep it in almost all non-M$ biased gaming site's headlines

So that's what SE get's for sleeping in a bed of M$ warts, and not using any protection.

Now SE needs to go a better job ridding itself of M$'s warts by making better PS3 games, before those warts turn cancerous & put a end to SE.
"Wada, go vaccinate your brain, before it's too late"

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JackC8
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:01:13 AM
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It would be fine with me if Sony told them to take a hike as well. Seriously, I quit playing FFXIII out of sheer boredom, and I'm amazed at how many other people did as well. There's just way too many awesome games coming out over the next 9 months to even care about these people and their bizarre quest to sell JPRG's to Halo fans.

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Majic
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:06:16 AM
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Found from other Internet sources additional details:

Final Fantasy XIV Online creator and director Hiromichi Tanaka has told Eurogamer that a "closed" Xbox Live blocked the game from appearing on Xbox 360.

"The main reason why we couldn't go with Xbox 360 was the Xbox Live system," he explained at E3. "[Live is] different to the normal internet environment, so when we wanted to introduce this game in the same environment as Windows PC it had to be PS3, so that was our choice.

"Microsoft has a different point of view: they want to have a closed environment for Xbox Live. We're still talking to... We couldn't come to an agreement on Xbox Live."

So, I guess there's the reason.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:41:53 AM

Yeah. Nice call.

It's definitely just a decision MS made, though. I mean, Phantasy Star Universe and FFXI were both cross-platform MMO's...

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 9:38:27 AM

What it boils down to is control and revenue. Microsoft doesn't want anyone else making money from Live, nor does Microsoft want to be in the business of collecting and then redistributing revenue for anyone else. XBL is Microsoft's baby, they control it completely. FFXIV is SEs baby and SE would want to push new content to the game simultaneously across all the platforms, without first submitting to Microsoft for approval. Microsoft wants first refusal on everything on XBL.

The PS3 with PSN is different because PSN provides certain services to an application vendor, such as authentication. But the PS3 has direct Net access, so for games like FFXIV, the game is running off the publisher's own internet based servers. With XBL everything is funneled through XBL and the game would have to be hosted through XBL architecture, not directly on the Internet.

The way I read it is that SE can't actually give up control of FFXIV as that would effectively be the tail wagging the dog. Microsoft was not willing to give SE control over the game on XBL, because from their point of view it would be the tail wagging the dog. It all goes back to the closed, proprietary nature of XBL which makes it difficult to disentangle third party services, especially games, from XBL.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 10:02:32 AM

SO then, what about FFXI was XBOXlive so keen on having? They really pushed that title on their system.

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 10:12:42 AM

My reading from this article and others is that when FFXI came along, MS was pushing XBL because it was something that only they had, and FFXI was useful to them from that point of view. Now they no longer believe that they need that kind of third party help to make XBL attractive or unique. I also wonder whether the more mature nature of MMORPGs now means that SE wanted more control over the content and revenue than they did when FFXI came along.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:19:07 AM
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Lol, M$ is the abusive boyfriend and Squeenix is too in love to notice...

They deserve a few slaps to the face though.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 8:39:20 AM

I knew I shoulda copyrighted my FF13 review.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 10:29:33 AM

I guess...just pointing out the obvious.

I was actually referring to this particular situation. Everyone knows SE is all over M$ danglies but M$ rejected them. I thought my comment portrayed it quite accurately...you can call it our comment if you like ; )

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 10:54:57 AM

http://www.psxextreme.com/user-reviews/30.html

Feel free to skip ahead to the one line paragraph that begins with "It's like a really bad marriage".

You're right. Your comment did portray it quite accurately. In fact, remarkably similar to the way I portrayed it on May 20, 2010.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 4:33:43 PM

Lol, great minds think alike. Good review looks like it took some time...

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Underdog15
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @ 1:04:53 PM

Nah, it was easy. 10-15 mins max maybe.

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redman479
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 10:17:54 AM
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SE should see that their loyalty lies with Sony and Playstation!

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Vidius
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 11:15:02 AM

I agree with redman, SE will regret the day they betrayed Sony.

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mike rlz
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 11:19:26 AM
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I think it's just because MS doubts 360 owners will pay the online fee on top of the live fee

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 11:59:39 AM
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I have to laugh at this. However, I am actually happy it happened because perhaps SE will change their ways..

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nogoat23
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 1:16:39 PM
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Dear Microsoft,
Wait, what?
Sincerely Nogoat23

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 1:17:53 PM
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The thing is, this all kinda comes down to the fact that a game (FFXIV) that was announced as a console exclusive on the PS3 was once again to be made multi-platform on the 360 - just like FFXIII. So we see now that Square Enix's word on whether a game is exclusive is utterly worthless.

FFXIII - announced as a PS3 exclusive. Later became multi-platform.
FFXIV - announced as a SP3 console exclusive. would have gone muylti-platform if MS hadn't rejected it.
FF Versus XIII - announced as a PS3 exclusive. Will it remain that way?

Remember SE *wanted* FFXIV on the 360. It was MS that said 'no'. So how much do we trust SE when they say that FF Versus XIII is a PS3 exclusive?

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fstop
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 4:14:15 PM

Highlander is right, we can't trust a word from SE.

This article proves that.
M$ said, 'no' for whatever reason it was more advantageous to them.

This shows us that Square Enix is no longer the Squaresoft we once knew and loved.

All game exclusivity options will go through M$ first, should M$ want a piece of the game it gets removed off the exclusivity list, if they don't SE releases to the press that such and such a game is exclusive to the Playstation.
Low blow but this is the world we live in. This is the world of business and money, money and more money.

Although I know Sony is no different, I'm just glad they are more consistent and really think about the choices they make.
Sony proves time and time again you can make money without low blow tactics.

Anyway, doesn't M$ have a sh*t load of money our minds can't even comprehend?
This will go on forever then.



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kraygen
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 1:43:13 PM
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The truth is, it doesn't really matter, they aren't releasing the ps3 version until 6 months after the pc release anyway, so they've already ruined its chances of selling well on ps3.

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Vidius
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 3:08:02 PM

Truth be told, I was always going to get FFXIV for PC because it updates better. Don't get me wrong, I love the PS3, but its a pain to get the updates.

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 3:19:21 PM

So, despite not pushing FFXIV on that crack addled console the 360, Square Enix has allowed itself to be manipulated into snubbing Sony and PlayStation fans in general, again.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 3:39:02 PM

I'd like to get it on PS3, but I'm undecided. I'm wondering if it will be much easier to control on PC. FFXI was far easier on PC than on either of the other consoles. Of course, the controls for all three were tricky to get ahold of. Once you got it though, it was very efficient.

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WolfCrimson
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 4:17:37 PM

@Vidius: What do you mean by 'updates better'? You mean the patches and updates and stuff download faster?

Oh, and I might get it on PS3, because I've really become tired of having to constantly upgrade to a better graphics card, add more RAM etc for new games on the PC. It's like you have to optimize your PC for the game, but the game is optimized to your PS3.

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 9:40:17 PM

Wolfcrimson,

that's th best reason yet for buying a game on console instead of PC if both versions are available. Why encourage the constant upgrade cycle of PCs, when we can encourage development on consoles which we only have to upgrade once every 5-6 years.

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kraygen
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @ 3:38:07 AM

well the thing is I was going to get this on ps3 and play it until I could finish saving enough money to buy my gaming pc, well now that won't work.

I was really looking forward to playing this from launch, but that's not going to be an option now, so I'll probably be passing altogether.

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Jian2069
Thursday, July 15, 2010 @ 4:21:50 PM

"Why encourage the constant upgrade cycle of PCs, when we can encourage development on consoles which we only have to COMPLETELY REPLACE once every 5-6 years."

Fixed that for ya, QUITE a difference.
You can spend the same amount of money on a PC every 5-6 years and have a much better gaming system (opinion)

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Vidius
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 5:08:31 PM
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@WolfCrimson: I meant the expansions, upgrades, and security updates are easier on pc. Ur right about the graphic cards, but I assume that the system requirements are for mid gamming systems.

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Vidius
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 5:10:16 PM
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Therefore, we won't have to upgrade to a better graphic card. My sony vaio with a nvidia Ge 330m will be just perfect for FFXIV.

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cLoudou
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @ 5:27:00 PM
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SquEnix pulled a Lebron James, well they, at least, get to play, as in make, games for it's former hometeam.

Sorry disgruntled Cavs fan.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @ 10:23:40 AM

Meh. Lebron's a free agent. He can do whatever the eff he wants. You don't see Toronto fans pissed at Bosh...

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