When Will Final Fantasy Versus XIII Be Out? One Day

Role-playing game Final Fantasy Versus XIII was first shown in 2006 at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. It's now 2010, and the game is not out.

And don't expect the game to be out in 2011. "We have no release date information to update," Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase told website Gaming Union. "Unfortunately we can't say anything about that. We can't commit ourselves to 2011 either."

In May 2009, Final Fantasy Versus XIII designer Tetsuya Nomura said, "The progress of developing Final Fantasy Versus XIII is going well". At that time, the developers were working on lighting effects for the game.

Later that summer, Kitase told Kotaku that the development time for Versus XIII will be "comparatively faster" than Final Fantasy XIII. If Kitase's estimate held water, that meant a 2011 release was in the cards.

It isn't, apparently!

This summer, it was revealed that the story for Final Fantasy Versus XIII had been finalised. This actually shouldn't come as a surprise as the details of the story aren't the heavy lifting, but rather, the actual game programming.

Keep in mind that the development of Final Fantasy XIII redirected resources from Versus XIII. So while Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the company still had to get Final Fantasy XIII out the door first. That, and video games are exactly made overnight.

The game was absent from last year's Tokyo Game Show, this year's E3 and this month's Gamescom.

Expecting Versus XIII In 2011? Don't Count On It [Gaming Union via VG247 via Dtoid]


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    probably working on a port for xbox as well now

    could someone tell me what the difference between Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII is?

      Pretty much everything. They're entirely separate games, just with similar titles.

    Why, oh why, did they bother to associate this with Final Fantasy XIII? Or even Final Fantasy, for that matter. Is it really a brand thing? Was the company hedging so heavily on XIII being a huge hit?

    Regardless, this game interests me quite heavily, FFXIII never did (thus no copy of it.) Keep us posted on details guys :D

      I did buy FFXIII, but didn't particularly enjoy it. This is the one I've been looking forward to. (Seriously, turn-based? I just can't play like that. Real time is where it's at.)

    The 2 games are connected via the crystals

    "That, and video games are exactly made overnight."

    Yep, thought so!

    WTF Square!If youre gonna make title that will take ages to come dont mention it 4 years ago!!Oh well,lets hope that it will be worth the waiting

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