Final Fantasy Versus XIII Appears To Be Xbox 360-Bound
Update: It has since been confirmed by various sources that the evidence in question was a typo in V-Jump.
...however, we're not convinced.
If true, it wouldn't come as a huge shock to those familiar with how this generation works, and Square-Enix's business practices.
For the most part, due to the high cost of developing games these days, third-party exclusivity has gone the way of the dodo. Final Fantasy XIII already went to the Xbox 360 and many have assumed Final Fantasy Versus XIII will go the same route. Well, more evidence for the latter theory has arrived, thanks to a scan from Japanese gaming mag V-Jump and a translation at TheBitBag. Next to "Kishu," which refers to the intended platforms, it lists both the PS3 and 360. Now, this hasn't been officially announced yet but given the publisher's track record this generation, combined with the delays for Versus XIII, multiplatform almost seems inevitable. It's true that the PS3 version of FFXIII sold way more copies worldwide, but that 1.5 million sold on the 360 is probably more than enough to convince S-E they did the right thing.
And let's not forget about that whole "catering to Western audiences" philosophy, which in the eyes of some fans, has caused Square-Enix to hit the skids these past few years.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII
2/21/2011 10:53:26 AM Ben Dutka