Square Enix Probing Altered FFXIII Comparison Shots

Sonia Im, Square Enix's North American spokeswoman has said the company is investigating a batch of suspicious screenshots purporting to compare Final Fantasy XIII on the PS3 and Xbox 360, yet are apparently the same image with different control overlays.

Via Twitter late yesterday evening, Im said, "We are looking into how the #FFXIII altered screens ended up in our presskit & will update asap. This was obviously not intentional ..."

In a subsequent message, she adds: "..Aside from easily being proven as altered, and this method not being one we use, we don't feel there is a need to enhance the X360."

"Enhance the X360," is probably not the best choice of words for that constituency, but that's the minefield into which Square Enix should have known it was tiptoeing by doing a screen compare. Especially for this game, and especially given what it represents. To blow it with this kind of foul-up is about the worst outcome imaginable. The admission of the mistake is a good start, but it would have been better not to make the decision that led to it in the first place.

Sonia Im on Twitter [Twitter]


    i have no idea what you are talking about

    Picky - be more specific.

    A few days ago a set of screenshots were released supposedly comparing the P3 and X360 versions of FFXIII, which were suspiciously similair, with different buttons.

    The skipping ahead, they've said "Yeah it was a stuff up, lets blame hackers."

    The fact they said "enhance the X360" indicates that it has worse graphics, compared to the PS3.

    Owen finishes by saying the whole comparison was a mistake, since it demonstrates the gap between the copies, and runs the risk of creating some upset X360 owners, essentially a smear campaign against it's own product (clearly my words - excuse me if I'm misinterpreting, Owen)

    Interesting to see the difference, and apparently the PS3 is finally picking up in terms of graphics. Yaaaaay!

    I don't either a PS3 or a 360 but I've seen screen shot comparisons of games before and they all look incredible. Both systems have good looking games.

    Microsoft and Squeenix will not get away with this Final Fantasy Dirty Tactics!
    They can't fool nobody no more.
    Not in this generation of ultra scrutinizing hardcore gamers, no sir.

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