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Square-Enix Talks FFXIV PS3 Updates And Differences

The PC version emerged half-broken from the development room, but given the extra time, PlayStation 3 owners are hoping for an extremely spruced-up version next year.

So how are things looking for Final Fantasy XIV on the PS3? Well, Square-Enix has finally started talking, and both producer Hiromichi Tanaka and director Nobuaki Komoto spoke about the current issues and how the team is optimizing the game for Sony's machine. Tanaka confirmed "some small visual differences" but also said they're working hard to "get the maximum performance out of the PS3's CPU." In the end, we should - theoretically - barely be able to notice the graphical differences. They also said PS3 players will play on the same servers as PC players and in order to encourage the two groups to play nice, Komoto said they might give merits to groups when they accept newcomers. There's also a chance that the PS3 version will get a few new tutorial elements; they might be added when Square-Enix issues a significant update for the PS3 version when it releases. The question is whether or not they can turn what many have called an unplayable game into a worthwhile experience...

Is it too soon to ask about Final Fantasy XV? Yeah, probably is. Oh well.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV

Tags: ffxiv, final fantasy xiv, square-enix, ffxiv ps3

11/17/2010 9:09:43 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

Jawknee
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 9:27:28 PM
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I wonder if Sony asked them at any point in time to spend more time on this. Wasn't it supposed to release with the PC version? Then they delayed the PS3 version?

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AntDC
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 9:38:57 PM
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It's sounds cool that there'll be cross pc-ps3 gameplay but I guess it'll all be a waste of time if they don't improve the game itself. It's funny cause when they first announced this game exclusive for PS3 I thought "Wow! SE might finally make a great FF game just for the PS3!" ... How naive I was...

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piratedrunk
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 12:43:00 PM

I don't recall them ever saying XIV was going to be exclusive.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 10:06:05 PM
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The only reason they released it on PC in the first place was to try not to break their word (They said 2010 at E3) since they have a track record of lying.

Well, they deserve all the bad press they get lately. If Versus isn't a fantastic experience you might as well just hit the flusher on my beloved FF series.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 10:19:55 PM
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I've said it a 100x already. BUt can they just stop chronologically numbering these horrendous online FF games. They're black holes in the series.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 8:47:58 PM

They're not bad games, but I agree they really mess up FF's meaning into the numbers.

It was cool talking 'bout how you owned VII, VIII, IX, and X.

Then XI effed it up so we skip to XII, XIII (don't buy that piece of crap), and then XV?

meh

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Alienange
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 10:37:54 PM
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When they say "barely be able to notice the graphical differences," I understand that to mean the PS3 graphics will be worse than the PC version. Doesn't fill me with a bunch of confidence in the product.

If the game is already broken on the PC, I sure as heck don't want the sub par PS3 port.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 10:49:13 PM
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Yes, too soon to talk about FFXV. Remember they still have to get passed a -2 game before they can get to the next full sequel.

PS2 FF days = FFX to FFXI to FFX-2, and then, finally, FF12

Anyone craving some FFXIII-2 action?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 11:52:15 PM

"Anyone craving some FFXIII-2 action?"

Nuooooo!

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 12:30:38 AM

No, but I'm calling out Versus and Agito... Gimme.

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b3mike
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 1:39:55 AM

Umm no. Didn't even bother to play the first one! Square Enix fails!

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 11:30:26 PM
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Well MMORPG's are meant for the PC anyway, thats probably why it was released on the PC first. and the PC is muccchh more flexible than the ps3.

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Beamboom
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 11:56:42 AM

You may be right but I see no reason why there can't be a mmo for the ps3. It's just not happened yet, they've all been too busy making shooters.

Some day the buiness wil understand that the ps3 users are more than just trigger happy teens.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 12:34:57 AM
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Well, that sounds good, and the ability to play on the PC servers is awesome. All we can hope is that they iron out the many issues of the game before it releases.

And no, I don't think that it is too early to be talking about Final Fantasy XV. Well, perhaps to talk about, but not to speculate on it...
Peace.

P.S. Awesome news and nowhere to post it: Apparently early PSP2 images have been leaked. And I like it... Or at least, I think I do. http://au.psp.ign.com/articles/113/1135225p1.html

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 4:27:06 AM

Oh... bugger. I just realised you lads are already on it...

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___________
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 1:38:33 AM
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huh?
how can they get ps3 players to play with PC players, thats kinda unfair no?
first its much easier to control games with a keyboard and mouse than it is the DS3.
secondly, well, they have been playing it for the last few months.......
eh, to be honest im not expecting this to be much better than the PC version.
my cuz who is a FF NUT! bought the PC version on release day, stuck with it for a few weeks hoping it would get better, than traded it in and grabbed kingdom hearts birth by sleep for his traditional RPG fix.
wish $E would stop screwing around with the psp, and release KH3 exclusive for the ps3 god dam it!!!!!!!!!

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 8:30:51 AM

Perhaps you are unaware that FFXI shared servers between PS2, XBOX360, and PC? Worked just fine.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 7:47:32 AM
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While FFXIII was not a usual FF standard, it was still a great game nonetheless.

FFXIV is an insult to all FF games by carrying the name Final Fantasy.
That's not bad enough?
It's one of the main series instead of spin-offs like FFX-2.

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 8:32:15 AM
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I was about 5 years late to the FFXI show. And I didn't feel "left behind". And don't forget, FFXI players shared servers between PS2, XBOX360, and PC players. Worked just fine.

And there are issues with FFXIV, but I still say it's fun. I like it..... so.... there.

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hehateme
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 9:50:32 AM
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you know i really wanted a remake of ff7 ff 10 but honestly when you look and think about it
im pretty sure they will make it a total mess simply because of who is in control now their mindset on final fantasy is way different than the people who made 1-10 if mistwalker made a game id be all over it.. im still waiting on lost oddesy 2 does anyone know how much money that game made? if it was successful

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 10:00:11 AM
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one word -- fail. period.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 8:48:47 PM
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Sorry Squeeeeeenix
You gave me the middle finger with FFXIII

Level-5 will keep me busy with White Knight Chronicles 2. Oh! Guess what!? It also has an online community (for free!)

Watch them bitch 'bout the low sales on ps3 and then beg Microsoft to let them make it for 360

Predictable.

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JackC8
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 8:35:52 AM
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So the PS3 version will be identical to the putrid PC version, except that PS3 owners will be tiny little peons in a world of god-like PC players who have had 6 months to level up their characters.

Glad we finally got that straightened out.

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