Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III coming to Xbox One

Square Enix says Final Fantasy XV is being built using DirectX 11.

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Both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III will be released for the Xbox One alongside the PlayStation 4, Square Enix confirmed during an E3 2013 presentation today.

Final Fantasy XV is the new title for Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which was originally announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive back at E3 2006. Kingdom Hearts 3 is also the first mainline entry in its series since 2006.

Speaking at Square Enix's event, Final Fantasy XV producer Shinji Hashimoto added that the game was being built using DirectX 11 and would therefore be easy to port between platforms.

Square Enix adds that Kingdom Hearts III is the first time a Kingdom Hearts will be released on a Microsoft platform.

Discussion

821 comments
Cheddarchet
Cheddarchet

Dear lord, has it really been that long since Kingdom Hearts II released...?

Tommi88
Tommi88

This is awesome news! Now even more people get to play KH3! :D

RJRobins
RJRobins

All I have to say is no. Kingdom Hearts should no be for Xbox One, the reason Xbox is doing this is because they feel it will be a money maker. Still dissapointed that KH was even for Nintendo but never should it be Microsoft. We all know Halo players would be angry if Halo comes out for Playstation. So why back this cause Xbox actually gets a decent game for once. At least we still get all the other good games.

Arsonaire
Arsonaire

I hate to admit but this doesn't sound sweet to my ears somehow.

Stesilaus
Stesilaus

The Kingdom Hearts series has never been exclusive to Sony!  Look at all the KH games that have appeared on Nintendo's handheld consoles.

frostglade
frostglade

basically it works like this square enix your game desighenr/publsiher makes a game the game cost XXXX amount of money to create the platforms microsoft and sony then bid on the rights to have the game on there system if the platform wants to have the game exclusive the the amount they bid has to be extremly high each  platform only allocates a certain amount of money to bid ono exclusive titles this year microsoft had more money to bid on exclusives probally due ot the pricing of the systems sense ps4 will be cheaper this time around they probally could only afford  infamous solo rights and killzone  becuase square enix proablly required  a substantial bid to make the titel exclusive in order to turn a profit on there game so putting it on both platforms will better supplement the cost of creation 

pszone
pszone

Reason SqaureEnix feels sell game in west is to put Kingdom Hearts 3 for Xbox one to sell game. But they have no idea that not a lot people going to buy Xbox One that most people going to buy ps4  so getting this games near future on ps4.

PsychicKiller82
PsychicKiller82

Looks like the PlayStation 4 has nothing on the Xbox One now with this news.

WadeLeonhart
WadeLeonhart

Because of all the problems that I think there are with the Xbox One, (must have kinect, no used games, must be connected to the internet every 24 hours, etc.) I won't be buying the One. I'll be getting a PS4 because the listed problems don't exist for the Sony console. However, it does make me somewhat happy that those who are faithful to Microsoft will still be able to get two awesome games: Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV. What are everyone's views on the two new consoles?

Dat_Azn
Dat_Azn

I have torn feelings about this. I am happy for SE to be able to sell more copies of such an amazing series over two platforms, but I have always personally felt Sony as superior and should have these as exclusives. Oh well... I will own both consoles (because I like games) so it really doesn't matter. But I am happy for the unfortunate people who will only own an Xbox One to be able to enjoy these lovely titles.

Randolph
Randolph moderator

Yeah but the PS4 has the version that will work if your internet is down, and will still work years after the servers for the PS4 are taken down.  If you get these games on Xbone, you're paying the same price PS4 owners are paying for a glorified rental.  On PS4, you actually own them.  Huge difference.

Sonic2batt
Sonic2batt

For those of you wondering why? It's because Microsoft is PAYING Square Enix to put it on XBOX One. If you ever need to wonder WHY a game is going to be released on XBOX the default choice should be Microsoft Moneyhats.

blackace
blackace

We knew it wasn't exclusive, which is why SquareEnix didn't say it was PS4 exclusive. lol!!

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

M$ needs all the help they can get with the Xbox One, so this is a good thing. Except, with M$'s evolving anti-consumer policies, will gamers ever truly own these games?

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Really? you're only gonna sell like 50 copies on the X1. Hell there's only gonna be like 250 X1s sold.

NTM23
NTM23

It'd only make it right to put out the past two PS2 games in HD on 360 than if you're going to do that, if not, they shouldn't do it.

Uiltetwr
Uiltetwr

To be honest I think the reason they did this is because square is losing alot of money lately from bad marketing schemes now they are going multi platform to make even more, although releasing KH3 is kind of ridiculous seeing as there are no other games in the xbox consoles

heartindarkness
heartindarkness

I just hope nothing will be downgraded from the games like once what happened to FF XIII to compensate for multiplatform and the both games are at full potential :/

laser00
laser00

If you are smart, you will get it for the PS4. Just saying.

BFKZ
BFKZ

Oh thank god, now I'm getting an xbox one for sure. :) Loved every single game they showed.

leeko_link
leeko_link

As a PS3 player who had been waiting 8+ years for this game (FFvsXIII) to show up, I had to say this really pisses me off. Now the only FF left for my PS3 is that crappy Lightning Returns game, damn you Square Enix.

geeet3
geeet3

why are they on xbox? are they becoming fps?


Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

I have to wait for more info on it before I can actually buy it or not

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Ugh... this means that you're not going to explore the limits of the ps4, and not make the best game you could. I may have to rethink my square purchases.

hasancakir
hasancakir

I've never understood why Kingdom Hearts skipped current gen but it is still nice to know they will return in next gen.

HollowHeart0
HollowHeart0

Let's look at the bright side and say that Square cares for ALL the gamers in the world including XBox one consumers

dkade
dkade

@Downloadpilot right there with you man. it doesnt matter what system you play on. games are awesome anywhere.

joeycopenhaver
joeycopenhaver

@PsychicKiller82LOL. nice try, stoopy head. just because a few great games went multi-plat, doesnt guarantee a console's success. lets lay down the facts shall we: xbox one is 100 dollars more expensive, requires you to pay a fee if you borrow a used game from a friend, and mandates that you be connected to the internet at some part during the day. xbox live will also be 15 dollars a month, while playstation plus will only be 4.99 (may vary slightly). xbox one has NOTHING on ps4. its quite clear that microsoft cares little for their consumer market. either way, just as COD fans will ALWAYS buy the next entry in the series, (despite the fact that it's nearly the same crap every year, on a slightly modified engine) xbox fans will buy the next xbox even though they're clearly getting ripped off as well. /diehardfansneverlearn

zhurnivuurg
zhurnivuurg

@Sonic2batt 

I doubt it was necessarry for MS to pay anybody to get these games on their system.  Under the hood, the Xbone and the PS4 are pretty much identical.  They both use 8-core AMD APU chips, and they both have 8gb of RAM to work with.  The only differences will be in the ram and cpu speeds, which haven't been fully disclosed by both companies.  In essence, by developing a game to work on one console, they have already done most of the work necessary to make it work on the other.  By coding the game in DirectX, they are essentially using an engine that will probably be instantly compatible with either system.  All they'll have to do is recompile their work on an xbox dev kit, then do some bug fixing.  Rather little effort for what they'll get: another market group with access to their games.

blackace
blackace

@bunchanumbers There are already over 100K pre-orders for the XBox One. So you are way off there. 

G4mBi7
G4mBi7

@NTM23 It wouldn't make it right lol. Sony was paying a lot of money to keep those games exclusives so you probably won't see them on any xbox console for quite some time, probably never. The only reason some of the new games are multi platform is because Microsoft is outbidding sony. Sony is bidding for exclusivity whereas Microsoft is bidding for multi plaform, not to get the game as it's own exclusive.

G4mBi7
G4mBi7

@Uiltetwr Games are exclusives normally because a publisher is getting cash up front from the console manufacturer to promote the console.

blackace
blackace

@laser00 I always get FF games for Playstation platform. Same with Dark Souls.

XxYungPhoenixXx
XxYungPhoenixXx

@joeycopenhaver @PsychicKiller82 :) Nice try. http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/19/rumor-claims-microsoft-abandoning-most-of-its-xbox-one-drm-policies/
XL: $5 per month allows multiple accounts to use live gold features from one XL account.
50 extra dollars for the Xbox One over the PS4, the "Eye" costs $50 sold separate from listing price. Kinect comes with Xbox One. 
:) Just FYI 
Both good consoles get whatever your friends are getting and if its the Xbox One save for a bit long and don't cry to anyone about it because most likely they don't care about your financial well-being. :) again  

Blood_Angel
Blood_Angel

@blackace @bunchanumbers I'm sure those are mostly from american consumers, because the Xone is marketed towards them. I would also guess that the american marked would be 50/50 with the Xone vs PS4, but what about the rest of the world, where the Xone won't even be available?

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

@Cillah187 Me and my girlfriend and many others actually, including a friend of mine, too.

Cillah187
Cillah187

I wasn't serious. I will be getting one but purely for its exclusives. Everything else this time around is PlayStation for me. The Xbox One has pretty much screwed everyone over so far in my opinion. So it won't be my main console.