Square-Enix: Versus XIII Development Only On PS3
Like most big publishers, Square-Enix doesn't really believe in platform exclusivity anymore. This is why many have assumed any delays associated with Final Fantasy Versus XIII are due to the developer's new multiplatform aims.
However, while there's no knowing if Square-Enix will eventually port the game to the Xbox 360, game producer Testuya Nomura has confirmed that as of yet, they are not thinking about Microsoft's console. The following information comes from a recent Tweet (as cited by Andriasang), where Nomura talks about the difference between "multiplatform" and "port:"
"Multiplatform is when you start development on a game with the assumption of optimizing for multiple platforms. Porting is something that's done after you've developed a game specifically for a particular platforms. The debate over porting is decided by the management based off the current market and the costs. All I can say right now as a developer is that Versus is being developed specifically for the PlayStation 3."
This makes the situation relatively clear: even if Square-Enix brings Final Fantasy Versus XIII to the Xbox 360, it will be a port, which will invariably mean the PS3 version will be superior. We all know about shoddy ports; long-time PS3 owners are all too familiar. But in this case, they shouldn't be too peeved; the designers are only focusing on Sony's machine, which could mean good things...
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII
9/7/2010 8:55:56 PM Ben Dutka