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Square-Enix Looking To Bolster FF Versus XIII Staff

Well, maybe this will speed things up.

Square-Enix apparently wants to kick development of Final Fantasy Versus XIII into high gear - or at least, a higher gear - as they are looking to add more talent to the development team. As found by Andriasang, Square-Enix is looking to add a certain number of planners, including a battle planner and level design planner. The former will have to work on the creation of enemy characters for an action/RPG; i.e., "creation of the battle concept for each chapter, field and dungeon, and formation of enemy character algorithms, parameter settings and other data work."

The level design planner needs to create level design "based off the scenario" and asks that the candidate have experience with action games. By the way, for the battle planner, they want someone with experience making "PS3 and Xbox 360 package games." It almost sounds as if development might not be as far along as we had hoped, but then again, perhaps the extra staffers are simply to speed things up. Maybe the game will be here sooner than expected.

Who knows? But we keep getting the feeling that it's only a matter of time before Versus XIII is announced for the 360, at which point we'll all look back to this news and go, "oh, I see, they needed to hire new people to help gimp the game so it'll work on 360." 'cough'

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII

Tags: ff versus xiii, final fantasy versus xiii, square-enix, final fantasy

10/18/2010 10:36:47 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (106 posts)

Nlayer
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 10:53:58 AM
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I might get this game if it is PS3-only. However, if it releases for both systems then I will have no interest in it. :(

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godsman
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:11:42 PM

I wonder if Square Enix are getting our complaints about the game being multiplatform.

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Beamboom
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:37:14 PM

If you guys as a rule only buy platform exclusives then you really are missing out on a lot, some would even say *most* of whats worth playing out there.
Do you really seriously think that games like mw2, dragon age:origins, Bioshock (or any other unreal-based game) would have been better if they were only released on the ps3?
A higher potensial sales gives a higher willingness to invest in development on any given title, and logically that should more than compensate for the advantages of devloping for just one platform.

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TheCrazyMerc
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 2:15:54 PM

Probably gonna be FF XII-2....God S-E, plz no.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:10:49 PM

Not the point, Beamboom. The point is whether or not a game can be as good multiplatform as an exclusive project.

...and it can't.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:44:09 PM

Ben, that argument is coming from a guy who found Uncharted 2 to be mediocre. I can't ever take what he says seriously.

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aaronisbla
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:48:39 PM

i do agree that skipping out on multiplatform games may result in a gamer missing out on some good games.

HOWEVER, i think we have seen what happens when a game is exclusive to a console and the dev spent time to actually learn the system they are working with. The results end up being a more polished experience. Hard to argue against it

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Beamboom
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 5:10:36 PM

Jawk, what I've said about u2 is that I found the game to be way too linear, too "railroad" to ever be called anything like a "milestone" or anything other than a visual feast, and as such I did not agree that it was the best ever game on this generation since it 100% demanded that we as players followed the developers receipt, and was not given any creative workspace at all. And I stand by that. That does not mean that I did not find the game to be visually pleasing. It was. But underneath the glam and glory was nothing new. This is an opinion, and it is at least rationally argued, whether you agree with me or not.

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Beamboom
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 5:20:43 PM

@ Ben: I think I do understand your reasoning, that from a technical point of view a platform exclusive development must be better than a multi platform dev simply because a multi platform project have to "cut corners" and can not fully use the independent platform advantages. This is of course a 100% logical reasoning that I would agree with IF there was no such thing as budgets restraining development. However, in practise, in real life if you like, my claim is that the economical advantages of developing a multi plat game far outruns the theoretical advantages of developing just for one platform. That is, the guys sitting on the money bag has more patience for the devs to do their job is it multi plat development, than if the potential sales were smaller. This is why we have no exclusive Dragon Age'ish game (a game I found to be exceptionally good) or any of the other examples I supplied - plus others of course.
Or the other way around: There are so many poor or mediocre *exclusive* releases (on any platform) out there that I will claim proves my point, that I can't really understand how anyone can disagree...!

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 5:33:48 PM

Fair enough Boombeam but its not as if Uncharted 2 was the only game to have that kind of formula. Just about every game besides RPG's and open world games are linear to some extent.

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Beamboom
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 5:47:35 PM

No of course not, like you say most action games unfortunately are like that (however it must be said that many of them manage to disguise this fact better than u2). However, most of them are *not* hailed as the giant milestone, the next big thing, even "the future of gaming(!)" like U2 were. And that is the basis of my reactions.


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Teddie9
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 8:35:46 PM

I doubt Nlayer doesn't play multiplat games beamboom, it's just this one in particular, since it was originally announced with exclusivity for the ps3. Which is something the general community of a playstation oriented website would be pumped for.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 10:25:08 AM

When FFXIII was announced as a multi-plat experience, it was as disappointing to fans as it would be to Halo fans if they announced that would be on PS3.

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robinhood2010
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:03:25 AM
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This game is becoming less and less desirable as the weeks go by.

Anyone else feeling this?

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daus26
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:46:02 AM

Up and down for me, but this particular news took a big dip.

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BeezleDrop
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:12:49 AM
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I definitely am not Robinhood. I am almost convinced that this could be the defining FF title that we deserve for this new and improved Generation. FFXIII doesn't count. As I can definitely agree with Nlayer, you could see the lack of quality from being on the Threefixme.

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robinhood2010
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:04:33 PM

Well, we are seeing no concrete gameplay, or really, details.

I am getting the horrible feeling that FFVXIII is getting all the hype due to the unorthodox FFXIII, and it is not going to live up to it.

I am just a tad worried, is all.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:13:21 AM
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Just from the headline i new this had something to do with hiring Xbox people. This game is as doomed as FFXIII.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:42:27 AM

Yup

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:13:51 PM

Lets not jump to any conclusions yet. While this thought did jump into my mind I can't see Square being THAT greedy and stupid.
/Exorbitant amounts of Optimism and Naivety

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aaronisbla
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:52:34 PM

lax, i think you may be giving SE too much credit

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frylock25
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:19:29 AM
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after the last ff not being what it was expected to be i dont know what versus will turn into. if it turns into another gimped game for the 360 i will just not even look at it. all that advertising for ff13 makin it look exclusive some people are so stupid they actually think it is.

i was talkin to someone the other day and she was like "well microsoft has all the good games thats why the 360 is so popular."

like what the hell? serious? most games for the 360 are on ps3. she didnt care. "all the good games got bought up by microsoft." i said what about little big planet 1 & 2, uncharted 1 & 2, metal gear solid 4, god of war 1, 2 and 3, mag. nope those just dont exist it seems.

what is with the microsoft people?

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:34:49 AM

They remind of the same people who say there is no deficit and that our President is doing just fine.

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:15:00 PM

@Jawknee People say that? O.O
I have virtually no interest in politics and even I know that.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:36:43 PM

Yes, there are people who say that. Many of them are walking in the halls of our Congress.

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aaronisbla
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:56:19 PM

i don't do politics online but seriously, how long has it been since this country as a whole was overwhelmingly satisfied with their president? its damn near impossible. Either side will always find reasons to not like the other.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 5:22:48 PM

Agreed Aaron, however i do know Bush's approval rating at this time his Presidency was double what Obama's is now. No one will ever be 100% happy with their leaders, i wasn't a fan of Bush but its hard to deny that so far this new guy has been a disaster for the country and the economy as a whole.

Unemployment....9.2%

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aaronisbla
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 6:18:36 PM

hard to argue against numbers, this much is true

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 10:32:46 AM

@Jawk
The US isn't the only country fighting the economy right now.

We Canadians have issues too. Of course, we're one of the best in the economy right now, but I think part of that is because our current Prime Minister is an expert in Economy. Sure, he does some controversial things, and not everyone agrees with his conservatism, but it's no doubt our Economy is rocking the old cash box because this is his specialty.

But still... Newfoundland has a 15%+ unemployed rate. Ontario where I am is only 6.3%. But take it from me... On of my roles at Youth Opportunities Unlimited is as an Employment Counselor and Job Developer, and business is a-boomin'.

P.s. When are you guys gonna figure out a public health system is the way to go? We got one of the best in the world! You guys DO realize that even with public health, wealthier folks can still purchase better health coverage? In canada, I cut off my finger, and I'll get looked after if I'm broke. In the States... sorry you lost your finger buddy... NEXT!

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Orvisman
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 8:34:33 AM

Not true. The ER rooms here in the U.S. are full of uninsured poor people and immigrants who receive treatment for emergencies. There is not one hospital that will turn away someone, health coverage or none, if they’ve cut their finger off or something even more serious. That is a lie the liberals like to propagate.

The point is, there was nothing wrong with the system we had. That should have been obvious to Obama, Pelosi, and Reed when the polls showed the majority of Americans were overwhelmingly against their health care polices.

But what about the poor and elderly? That is what Medicaid and Medicare are for… two
government run health care programs that are running out of money. Oh… wait! So, how will Obamacare be any different? It will be just another poorly run government program.

But you know what, they didn't care; and they rammed it down our collective throats. Now the dems are going to pay at the booths next month.

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:28:35 AM
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Won't buy this game like FFXIII. I don't mind it being linear. FFX was linear as well, but the combat system in XIII left a lot to be desired so I passed it up. Really wasn't worth it. My cousin has it and he hasn't played that game anymore. He played for 2 weeks and that was it. Let it say exclusive!!

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godsman
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:16:09 PM

Action RPG makes more sense to be linear. So if I just lower my expectations to FFXIII, then there'll be nothing but surprises.

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 4:33:52 PM

If its action rpg I would take kingdom hearts battle system over that crap sytem in XIII. Even X allowed you to do your stuff, this game not at all.

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BikerSaint
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:30:15 AM
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Since SE seems to be hell-bent to become a commercially a$$-kissing M$ "sell-out" these days,.....

"oh, I see, they needed to hire new people to help gimp the game so it'll work on 360." 'cough'

My name is Saint, and I approve of the above message.

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godsman
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:19:59 PM

Damn Right. The very least is that SE make the PS3 version a timed-exclusive, but NOOOO. They have wait for the XBox version complete then release them together. On top of that Xbox version gets exclusive Console versions in the US.

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taus90
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:31:24 AM
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Square last chance to regain FF spirit, i am only in for FFvs13 if its PS3 exclusive. Great example is FF XIII, compromised at MAX. Damn square Enix don't make FF Fan's Mad.

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daus26
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:36:47 AM
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Darn it. I am not liking this news. :(

Every time I hear something about the other console on this game, it makes me cringe.

It seems SE is willing to risk their artistic vision again like they did with FFXIII and cut some major content.


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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:37:16 AM
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I don't think any company has lied as profusely as Square this generation. They keep telling everyone their games are going to be big and bad and that they will be PS3 exclusive then the closer we get to release...BOOM! That jackass Wada slaps us in the face with garbage like this. If this game goes multiplat im seriously done with Square Enix. They will not get any more of my money. If theres a PSP game i want, im heading to the local mom and pop shop and picking those suckers up used. I just emailed them again to let it be known.

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daus26
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:43:58 AM

Freaking seriously. Imagine him doing the same thing as '09 E3 where he presented a new FFXIII trailer in the Xbox conference. The world exploded that day, and I sense another one either in January or E3 '11.

Garbage indeed.

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Kain81
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 12:01:50 PM

you e-mailed them? Can you give me the e-mail adress i have some words to say to them too...

BTW absolut agreed with ya
S-E sucks

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 12:16:27 PM

You have to be a Square member. You have to login to send them any emails and fill out their tedious email fields. If your motivated enough, it only takes a few minutes to become a member and send them an email.

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Kain81
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:08:14 PM

i have a Square-enix memeber account, but i only see the games i bought, nothing where can i send an e-mail to them...
Btw i have EU account

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:26:37 PM

Once logged in find the support section on the site and look around in there. You should be able to find a link to Contact Square.

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Kain81
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:36:32 PM

thx

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:43:25 AM
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Don't really see why they would mention anything about the Xbox360 unless they were making the game for that system as well. While bad news I think by now we've all accepted the game's fate.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:56:28 AM

This is why there so much pessimism coming from World and I. Anytime Square is in the news, it's bad news for Sony fans and Final Fantasy as a whole.

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:20:49 PM

I agree with you both...

The fact that the game will most likely suffer bothers me a bit though there is still the (slim) possibility of SE delivering an excellent RPG for its fans. What really bothers me though is that Square lied to us... again.

If thats the case this will be the last time... I didn't buy XIII and I certainly won't buy this. I'M FED UP WITH YOUR BS SQUARE



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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 11:59:58 AM
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IGN made this point. Take what you will from it.

"(Just a note before the comments start filling up. Versus XIII is currently PlayStation 3 exclusive. The mention of Xbox 360 in there could simply mean that they just want someone with experience working on HD consoles.)"

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frylock25
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 12:09:37 PM

so like from a business stand point, this one game aside, if you plan to keep making multiplatform games then hiring someone that also knows the 360 makes sense.

but then again i guess from a business standpoint, you also shouldnt fu(% up your games and lie to your customers.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 12:17:59 PM

Exactly. I don't like liars and so far Wada is the biggest on in the industry. They lied about FFXIII, then they lied about it only being a mulitplat in the West and now we have another potential lie and another broken promise by these guys.

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daus26
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:38:04 PM

I know squat on developing, but even though 360 and Ps3 are both HD consoles, aren't their architecture completely different? I can't imagine a X360 developer jumping in to help develop a totally different, more advanced architecture that is the ps3, without having some sort of experience on the ps3 itself.

All I know is that optimizing the graphics on the ps3 requires the combination of both the cell and gpu (and perhaps why the ps3's gpu is inferior to the X360s), unlike the 360 where it focuses on the gpu itself. If they're talking about HD console experience, I'm assuming they're talking about optimizing the graphics. Then again, I don't even know what I'm saying.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:41:09 PM

Sounds about right.

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SmokeyPSD
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 12:10:28 PM
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Wow. This, is why SE is dead to me. I have no faith that Versus is going to be an exclusive, or indeed even a game of note.

I'll gladly be proven wrong, but an article like this, just makes me feel vindicated in my opinion of them.

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Hezzron
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 12:25:34 PM
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So it looks like they're putting FFvs13 on the 360. While they're at it, they should make it for the PC, iPhone, Dreamcast, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo and Gameboy too. I still wouldn't buy it.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 12:37:11 PM

Makes me think of the latest Sonic game which is everywhere, costs $15 and sucks ASS

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frylock25
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 12:26:47 PM
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some times legends die. S-E may have reached the end

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 12:37:47 PM

No way, when they come out with the FFVII remake in 2036 they will be reborn.

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Highlander
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:31:40 PM

LV by then FFVII will have been remade 5 times in LBP2, LBP3, LBP4, LBP5 and LBP vs 5

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:44:28 PM

LOL @ LBP vs 5

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 2:23:14 PM

LOL, had a good laugh with that Highlander.

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Mr Bitey
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:05:54 PM
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I remember when SE made good games.

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Alienange
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:05:45 PM

You must be freakin' OLD buddy.

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BikerSaint
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 4:20:04 PM

Mr Bitey,
Don't you mean....Squaresoft?????

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godsman
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:09:49 PM
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To me FFXIII is already an action/RPG. The automatic is a making the game far too simple by resorting to one button.

Attack!! *Press* XXXXXXX wait..... Paradigm Shift!! ........*continues* XXXXXXXX

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Fane1024
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 7:46:24 PM

Ummm...the turn-based games only use one button. Real-time games usually use many.

Not sure even you know what your point is.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:15:05 PM
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Good news/bad news. Faster production, but possible XBox branding... I remain looking forward to FFVersusXIII, but Imma try to not look at any hints or whatever until the official unveiling in January. We'll see then.
Peace.

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Kiryu
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:22:13 PM
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Wow, this link really explains why FFXIII came out the way it did.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30640/Exclusive_Behind_The_Scenes_of_Square_Enixs_Final_Fantasy_XIII.php

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:27:42 PM
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Told you people. Well, if it's going to the box then that makes up my mind for me. I was considering risking another preorder on this, but if it's a multiplat I won't bother buying it until all the reviews come in and the price comes down. Good God almighty FF is in trouble.

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Highlander
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:30:50 PM

Indeed, I can't remember the story, but I've been certain this was going multi for some time now. SE are just itching to screw Sony over again.

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:43:34 PM

Even if its amazing, I still wouldn't buy it new no matter how cheap it is. If for some reason I can overlook at douche-bagitude and decide to pick up the game I will be picking it up used for sure.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 2:04:39 PM

We vote with our wallets, and if more people vote cheap or used or not at all, maybe they will get the picture. But I doubt it.

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 4:03:05 PM

Indeed we do. I hate that so many people bought the last game, that probably contributed to encouraging them to go multiplat if they do.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 7:49:08 PM

@World

They seem to have ignored how poorly FFXIII sold on 360.

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Highlander
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:30:03 PM
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Hell Ben, why not just start the party now. We know that there are rumors that it's going multi-platform, and this just adds grist to that rumor mill.

Thanks SE for gimping FF vs XIII so it could run adequately on the 360. Any more promises you lying corporate snakes want to break?

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 1:40:42 PM

Well they didn't promise they wouldn't do this but I heard something about them making 3 more KH spin-offs on handheld consoles as they continue to make up the storyline as they go.

I also heard they planned on re-releasing them on home consoles with slightly better graphics. This of course while they wait for the 360 staff members to get situated so they can help SE fail.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 2:05:41 PM

Any time they ever said "PS3 exclusive" and it isn't, means lies.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:39:29 PM

@Lax, they made the promise when they announced the game as a PS3 exclusive and posted the "PS3 Exclusive World Wide" tag at the end of the trailers.

Bottom line is Square has said many times that this game was a PS3 game only and now we are about to learn that once again, they were lying.

If i were Nomura i'd be pissed. Hes been out promising for years this was going to be a PS3 game and now this. This is what Capcom did to Shinji Mikami with Resident Evil 4. They made him look like fool just lilke Square is doing to Nomura now.

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 4:04:24 PM

O no guys my didn't promise this comment was about the not making the countless KH spin-offs. I'm well aware they promised this to be exclusive

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 2:08:22 PM
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Apparently nothing is sacred. Yay, more content dumps. Yay, the game will be in development hell for an extra 2 years.

Why did they even announce this game so long ago? SE needs to stop talking about things that they don't even have a handle on yet.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 2:51:17 PM
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They may be making a gimped version for the 360. If they make a separate version made for the 360, I wont be as disappointed. Wont be as bad if they don't steal quality from the real version, lol.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:30:04 PM

The PS3 version will be gimped as well. They will want to be "fair" to the 360 kids so the PS3 will inevitably have content cut and possibly graphics scaled back.

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Alienange
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 3:13:42 PM
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Who cares about xbox, SE doesn't even have the STAFF for this game! What a bunch of hosers! Telling us they have an exclusive for us when then don't even have a game.

I friggin' knew it. Big middle finger SE. BIG middle finger.

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aaronisbla
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 4:12:04 PM
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i don't have a problem with a game being multiconsole but for fvcks sake SE, just be up front about it, MS's penis is well inserted in SE's mouth and its probably there for good. Why lie about it being exclusive?

SE is becoming more and more of a joke to me, not because of multiconsole games, but the quality of their games. FF13 is 60ish plus hours of my life i wish i could have back. The game is ok at best.

oh yeah, whatever happen to the Last Remnant? Guess it sucked so badly they didn't wanna waste their time.

Like i said, i don't care if the game is on more than one console, i've pretty much knew this would happen since FFXIII went to both systems, but if the game is gimped because of this, welcome to my shitlist SE, Capcom will show you to your quarters

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coverton341
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 5:19:18 PM

Both The Last Remnant and Infinite Undiscovery were pretty bad. I think those two games were testing the waters of what the 360 crowd would want before they made a FF game this gen and that is why FFXIII turned out the way it did. SE saw the reaction to TLR and IU and decided to have a drastic departure.

Maybe that's all conspiracy theory but it seems about right to me.

Personally I wish Mistwalker would make a JRPG for the PS3 like Lost Odyssey. That would be heavenly

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 5:29:44 PM

Agree again. Multiplats are fine but when you tell people your going to make a game exclusive, they need to keep their word. Especially since Square pretty much admitted the 360's limitations made them cut content and corners to make FFXIII possible on the 360.

In all honestly though, multiplats are starting to show the 360 limitations more and more. Castlevania LoS was forced to be on 2 discs. Its been confirmed that Vanquish is only 7 hours long with all the of DVD being used, Even with Square scaling down FFXIII it still turned out poopy on the 360. Even their exclusives are showing minimal to no improvement over previous entries. Gears of War III looks just like 2. Halo Reach didn't look any better than 3. That console is toast as far as graphics and the size of games go.

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 5:46:19 PM

There are some multiplats that are great but xbox is really holding back the ps3 from being the best when it comes to multiplats. Vanquish is a big example. The game is no more than 5 hrs in length and its definitely not a full price purchase since its only single player.

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aaronisbla
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 6:17:28 PM

im actually in shock that vanquish is so short from what im hearing, is there any replay value in it? if not, i guess i'll wait for a price drop

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Snaaaake
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 8:15:53 PM

Wait, is it a joke????
There's no multiplayer and single player is short?

I think I'll wait for a bit.........

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FullmetalX10
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 6:02:10 PM
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F*CK
Please, please, please don't bring this one to the 360, please, it was my 1st out of 2 lifebuoys, meaning all I have left to hope for as a great PS3 exclusive this gen from S-E is Kingdom Hearts 3.
They have literally not given me any good PS3 exclusive game this gen, hell, they haven't given me any PS3 exclusive games period.

I really hope, they said "someone with experience making "PS3 and Xbox 360 package games."" because they wanted someone who doesn't waste their time on the Wii, else I'll be pissed as hell, not just because they lied that VersusXIII would be PS3 exclusive worldwide, but also because I'll lose my faith in S-E.

For the last time, REPLACE WADA WITH TETSUYA NOMURA!!!!

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slimey
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 6:08:20 PM
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Forget SE and their gimped FF games.

The Another World is the JRPG we are waiting for

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Alienange
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 7:05:46 PM

It looks like it.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 7:53:28 PM

Thats Ni No Kuni right? i can't freakin wait.

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Snaaaake
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 8:59:20 PM

I thought I was watching a Miyazaki's film when I watched the trailer.

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FxTales
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 6:37:17 PM
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I have this stabbing pain in my back...oh, oh wait it's a gunblade. Thankyou square.

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Snaaaake
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 8:13:10 PM
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Wait wait, this frggin' game has been in development for 5 years now, ok fine if the development is slowed down due to the Versus team helping out the FFXIII team.

But I thought they would be done in mid 2009 as FFXIII was released in fall 2009, SE said Versus won't see the light in 2011, and now they're recruiting to speed things up?

So at the moment Versus won't be done at least until 2013 or 2014?
I thought SE is a company, not a studio.

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spiderboi
Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 10:11:45 PM
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*Guy walks in S-E*

Guy: "I'm applying for the position you advertised"

S-E: "OK sure, we need some guy who can map out the total controls to manage the battle menu; ensure everything is streamlined and user-friendly; be as simple as possible"

*Guy puts in code "Assign X for everything LIKE FF13"


S-E: "FANTASTIC!!!"

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kokoro
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 2:15:09 AM
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Honestly the amount of time that has (seemingly) been spent making this game is ridiculous. It was announced in 2006 (if I recall properly) and they are seeking to hire extra developers for it now? They really should wait until the game is at least 70% done until they announce its existence.

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___________
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 2:47:26 AM
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this is a good thing, hopefully will pull $Es fat finger out, get them off there a$$ and release the dam game!
if that means going MP than so be it, theres plenty of fantastic games that were exclusives that turned MP and they turned out ok.
just because a game was exclusive than goes MP does not mean its automatically a worse game than what it would of been.

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slimey
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 3:18:28 AM
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yup, Ni No Kuni.
Level 5 and Miyazaki is like taking Squaresoft & Disney (Kingdom Hearts) to the nth degree

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Orvisman
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 8:36:00 AM

Agreed. That game is gorgeous. It is a playable Miyazaki anime.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 11:19:30 AM
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Hey, I just started a new petition for FFvXIII. I hope you guys read this comment, I know it's late.

I don't know if the petition with bust or succeed, but hey... it's worth a shot, right?

http://www.gopetition.com/petition/39990

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 11:51:26 AM

For some reason, when I click this link in other places, it removes the .html part... which seems to make a difference for some reason.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 12:30:07 PM

New link:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/keep-ffvxiii-ps3-exclusive.html

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MrAnonymity
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:18:57 PM
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Well, that is just awesome... I can't say I'll have much interest if it goes multi-platform. Didn't work well for XIII, so why should it work for Versus?

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 4:10:45 AM
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