What Happened to FFXIII VERSUS?

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#1 Posted by yonikko (91 posts) -

Any new news or updates on FFXIII Versus? I feel like they abandoned it :( I'm really exited for this game but its missing in action.

#2 Posted by WR_Platinum (4666 posts) -

I personally feel that they silently scrapped the game. Its just way too quite over at SE about it. They got other games that are known to come out next year and VS XIII has not even been mentioned at all. Its been in development for a lot of years and it looks like SE are having problems. Either the game is dead or they are delaying it for 2013, or delaying it for the PS4.

#3 Posted by Swift_Boss_A (14579 posts) -

I personally feel that they silently scrapped the game. Its just way too quite over at SE about it. They got other games that are known to come out next year and VS XIII has not even been mentioned at all. Its been in development for a lot of years and it looks like SE are having problems. Either the game is dead or they are delaying it for 2013, or delaying it for the PS4.

WR_Platinum

Maybe they will pull a Metal Gear and allow another dev to work on it, like maybe Level5.

#4 Posted by AmnesiaHaze (5683 posts) -

isnt it the upcoming FFXIII-2 ? i though they just renamed it from VS to 2

#5 Posted by CTR360 (6923 posts) -
iam not excited for versus any more i am tired
#6 Posted by Jinroh_basic (6413 posts) -

it became one of the most famous vapourwares in gaming history, that's what happened....

#7 Posted by Crossel777 (5593 posts) -

isnt it the upcoming FFXIII-2 ? i though they just renamed it from VS to 2

AmnesiaHaze

Nope, FF Versus XIII is a totally different game. It's an action RPG like Kingdom Hearts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZvdT3QS4k - gameplay footage.

It's still in development as far as I know.

#8 Posted by WhiteStormy (241 posts) -

I lost interest in Versus about 3 years ago. That's just way to long for a game to be in development. I've actually lost interest in the Final Fantasy series in general. XIII was crap, the sequal looks like crap, I hated X and am not looking forward to the HD version. All of the games are convoluted and full of overly brooding emo characters.

This article sums up my feeling towards FF now.

http://www.destructoid.com/final-fantasy-officially-burnt-out-192700.phtml

#9 Posted by finalserenade75 (2162 posts) -

I personally feel that they silently scrapped the game. Its just way too quite over at SE about it. They got other games that are known to come out next year and VS XIII has not even been mentioned at all. Its been in development for a lot of years and it looks like SE are having problems. Either the game is dead or they are delaying it for 2013, or delaying it for the PS4.

WR_Platinum

Actually there was an announcement few months back saying that the developement of the game has entered 100% phase or something like that. Nomura also said now that Type-0 is out and XIII-2 is almost out, it's the turn for Versus to shine.

#10 Posted by drummer131 (3210 posts) -
Well, let's hope so! XIII-2 looks very promising, but after that comes out, I definitely want to hear more about Versus. It looks so much darker and more intriguing than any other FF game I can think of.
#11 Posted by yonikko (91 posts) -

[QUOTE="WR_Platinum"]

I personally feel that they silently scrapped the game. Its just way too quite over at SE about it. They got other games that are known to come out next year and VS XIII has not even been mentioned at all. Its been in development for a lot of years and it looks like SE are having problems. Either the game is dead or they are delaying it for 2013, or delaying it for the PS4.

Swift_Boss_A

Maybe they will pull a Metal Gear and allow another dev to work on it, like maybe Level5.

Oh please no. Im still not giving up though. I'm really exited for a dark themed FF with blood and gore XP Hopefully it will put FF back on its feet.

#12 Posted by Noname81 (332 posts) -

I haven't been interested in FF since they abandoned their open world turn based system. Now they're more worried about pretty graphics than story or gameplay. Ever since FF 12 the series started going downhill. If they made it more like the old school FF games then I might be interested, but I just don't care for these newer "action RPG's". I like being able to explore, I like the level grinding and the epic storylines. That's what makes a FF game. Not just pretty graphics.

#13 Posted by anime_gamer007 (6142 posts) -
I don't know but by now, I've lost complete interest in the game. I'm sorry but you don't announce a game and then 5 years later, not even have it come out.
#14 Posted by toddx77 (3277 posts) -

Instead of making FFXIII-2 they should have just finished versus in the first place. I just have this terrible feeling that the reason for the delay is microsoft is trying to get SE to put the gam on 360 as well and when SE keeps saying they would have to tone down the graphics and take out content microsoft keeps trying to pay them off.

#15 Posted by Tera_Bite (93 posts) -

Square-Enix is hemorrhagingmoney due to its recent expansiveness. They are currently choosing to focus on games that will net them some money and raise consumer interest in their product. FF XIII-2 is looking very good, and they have FF-Type-0 coming out for the Psp, not to mention the huge dissapointment of a game that is FFIV. With the focus on three Final Fantasy games for this year, I think a fourth would be overkill.

#16 Posted by WhiteStormy (241 posts) -

Square-Enix is hemorrhagingmoney due to its recent expansiveness. They are currently choosing to focus on games that will net them some money and raise consumer interest in their product. FF XIII-2 is looking very good, and they have FF-Type-0 coming out for the Psp, not to mention the huge dissapointment of a game that is FFIV. With the focus on three Final Fantasy games for this year, I think a fourth would be overkill.

Tera_Bite

I don't see how XIII-2 and Type 0 are a sure way to make money. FFXIII left a sour taste in many gamers' mouths so a lot of people may not be interested in its sequel regardless of the improvements, and Type 0 is a huge gamble because the PSP is a dead system. Especially with the Vita right on the horizon.

If anything FFIV, FFVI and other re-release of classic games are their safest bet for making money in the imediate future. They're also porting classic FF games onto the android market in Japan. It's likely that they'll do the same in the west.

#17 Posted by DealRogers (4567 posts) -

FFXIII-2 is a slap in the face to all the FFXIIIVS fans and PS3 owners in general. Seriously it was announced along with FFXIII... before the PS3 was released.

#18 Posted by Jak-25 (2490 posts) -

I thought Versus XIII was developed by one group in Square and XIII-2 was developed by another. Why are people blaming XIII-2 for Versus XIII coming out late? Also I thnk they are probably finishing up Versus XIII. I am looking forward to both XIII-2 and Versus XIII.

#19 Posted by toddx77 (3277 posts) -

[QUOTE="Tera_Bite"]

Square-Enix is hemorrhagingmoney due to its recent expansiveness. They are currently choosing to focus on games that will net them some money and raise consumer interest in their product. FF XIII-2 is looking very good, and they have FF-Type-0 coming out for the Psp, not to mention the huge dissapointment of a game that is FFIV. With the focus on three Final Fantasy games for this year, I think a fourth would be overkill.

WhiteStormy

I don't see how XIII-2 and Type 0 are a sure way to make money. FFXIII left a sour taste in many gamers' mouths so a lot of people may not be interested in its sequel regardless of the improvements, and Type 0 is a huge gamble because the PSP is a dead system. Especially with the Vita right on the horizon.

If anything FFIV, FFVI and other re-release of classic games are their safest bet for making money in the imediate future. They're also porting classic FF games onto the android market in Japan. It's likely that they'll do the same in the west.

I think SE is still trying to cahs in on that casual call of duty crowd that loves linear games. They even said FFXIII was modeled after call of duty and seeing how well call of duty has done, SE is probably thinking that if they make their main franchise yearly or add sequels more often it will make them more money. As for the psp, in japan I think that system might be more popular. The PS2 even had new exclusive games coming out for it in 09 in japan since japanese people will use their systems longer. The only other reason as to why I can think XIII-2 was made when versus was already being worked on was that SE wanted to develop the Final Fantasy XIII world which shouldnt matter since versus takes place in a different time, or SE wants to get as many final fantasy fans as possible before versus comes out. Either way SE got too far off track with their original plans.

#20 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9376 posts) -

FFXIII-2 is a slap in the face to all the FFXIIIVS fans and PS3 owners in general. Seriously it was announced along with FFXIII... before the PS3 was released.

DealRogers
its PS3 owners fault that SE has been a complete and total f*ck up this gen and that its SE fault that all there games take forever to come out. People are still waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3, many thought it would of been out by 2008, 2012 is around the corner and not even a rumor has pop'd up about KH3
#21 Posted by WR_Platinum (4666 posts) -

[QUOTE="WR_Platinum"]

I personally feel that they silently scrapped the game. Its just way too quite over at SE about it. They got other games that are known to come out next year and VS XIII has not even been mentioned at all. Its been in development for a lot of years and it looks like SE are having problems. Either the game is dead or they are delaying it for 2013, or delaying it for the PS4.

finalserenade75

Actually there was an announcement few months back saying that the developement of the game has entered 100% phase or something like that. Nomura also said now that Type-0 is out and XIII-2 is almost out, it's the turn for Versus to shine.

Yeah I knew about the annoucment that the game was done with the story line and pretty much the rest of the game and all was left was the VA. That was like last year and it became quiet again. This points out to me that something is terribly wrong for taking so long. SE just recently apalogized about VS taking so long. I think thats just telling me that they are cancelling the project silently and maybe people will forget. Trully sad, but what can expect from SE these days.

#22 Posted by toddx77 (3277 posts) -

[QUOTE="DealRogers"]

FFXIII-2 is a slap in the face to all the FFXIIIVS fans and PS3 owners in general. Seriously it was announced along with FFXIII... before the PS3 was released.

Nengo_Flow

its PS3 owners fault that SE has been a complete and total f*ck up this gen and that its SE fault that all there games take forever to come out. People are still waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3, many thought it would of been out by 2008, 2012 is around the corner and not even a rumor has pop'd up about KH3

How is it ps3 onwers fault? I know blu ray was hard for developers to work with but I can't imagine that being the reason.