What’s Going On With Final Fantasy Versus XIII?

What’s Going On With Final Fantasy Versus XIII?

Six years have passed since Final Fantasy Versus XIII was first shown in trailer form. Talk about a long time.

As previously mentioned in August 2011, Square Enix actually did not begin work then. By 2009, Square Enix showed gameplay footage, and now in early 2012, the game’s designer, Tetsuya Nomura, is supposedly talking up FF Versus XIII in the latest Famitsu.

According to Nomura, the latest Final Fantasy Versus XIII images look more expressive than what was shown in last year’s trailer.

Square Enix is increasing the number of real-time cutscenes in the game. Currently, the ratio of real-time to pre-rendered CG cutscenes is seven to three. Some scenes are pre-rendered, such as when Noctis Lucis Caelum meets Stella, when it doesn’t interfere with the gameplay. At one time, this scene was rendered in real-time for a trailer.

“While we’re not planning any sort of Final Fantasy Versus XIII event this year, I would like to do some sort of announcement,” Nomura apparently said in a leaked Famitsu. Nomura that added instead of simply showing a new trailer, he wants to show the game running on game hardware.

Six years after its debut trailer.

『FFヴェルサスXIII』野村哲也氏:今年何らかの発表を行いたい。 [ゲーム情報!ゲームのはなし]


  • I’ll still probably get it if reviews are any good, but I just don’t… care anymore, you can’t be hyped for something for that long, espeically not when XII was so… eh

  • We’ll be seeing the PS4 long before this ever sees the light of day. Hell I’m willing to bet we’ll see Episode 3/HL3 before a release date is ever even discussed for this game.

    • Hey man, pretty sure FF12 was one of the highest selling ps2 games ever (if not the highest) and it was released at the end of the ps2’s life (yes its over)… ps3 was released on Nov 11 2006 while ff12 was released on feb 23 2007… so im fine is ps4 comes out before hand…

  • Its really quite ridiculous, this was one of those early games announced for the PS3, by the time its out the PS3 will be near the end of its lifespan and about to be replaced by PS4, come on Squeenix…

  • I’ve come to not care about cutscenes, it actually takes away from the verisimilitude of the game. Would prefer just a decent graphics engine with speech and lip movement etc.

    • Verisimilitude…. Haven’t used that one since high school extension English. How long were you waiting to drop that one in a comments section?

  • Not particularly interested any more. XIII was the last chance they had to impress and convince me that their games were still relevant. Versus could have turned that around but… no.

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