One Day Your Grandkids Might Play Final Fantasy Versus XIII

Final Fantasy Versus XIII is a game that exists. But for players, it exists only in screenshots and trailers. And has so for many, many years.

That looks like it won't be changing anytime soon for the game. Late last week, Square Enix confirmed which games it will be bringing to E3. Big, highly anticipated titles like Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs made the list. Noticeably absent? Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

In this month's Game Informer, Final Fantasy Versus XIII game director Tetsuya Nomura said this about the game: "We would like to ask for your patience on an official announcement for this title. It always takes time when tackling the challenge of doing something completely new, but we are doing our best to bring information to the fans as quickly as we can. Your patience is greatly appreciated."

This comes as earlier this spring, Nomura seemed ready to talk about the game, adding, "We're almost done with preparing the latest info for the game." However, Nomura and Square Enix did not provide any new info about the game, which was announced back in 2006.

"Because of a totally unrelated reason," Nomura added, "there are circumstances in which that info cannot be released."

This game was announced way to early. Square Enix had not begun work in earnest on FFVXIII and should never had revealed the game. Doing so, makes the studio look highly inefficient and is building up unreasonable expectations for the game.

With Versus XIII seemingly absent from this year's E3 gaming expo, the next logical venue to show off Final Fantasy Versus XIII is this year's Tokyo Game Show. It would make more sense, seeing as how Final Fantasy's biggest fans are traditional domestic players.

Last year, however, it was absent from TGS. Hopefully, it will be there eventually so you can play it before your grandkids.

Nomura Comments on Versus XIII development []


    Called it! Vaporware!

    Somewhat tragic actually that Versus was created with the intent of proving that the guys at SQUENIX could still create FF games on the scale of the pre-PS2 era games. At this stage even if it did come out in the next year or so it'll in no wait reflect a 6+ year dev time.

    I'm starting to wonder whether this or Kingdom Hearts 3 (and I mean a proper, console sequel, not a handheld one) will come out first. Or even for this generation of consoles.

      Same devteam. FFVersus 13 is why there isn't a new KH.

    Is it just me or are they working on 4 Final Fantasy games at the moment. Including fixing broken ones while making a new rendition of it that will replace the old one (the 2.0 thing) and there's the new one that was terrible and that's been pulled (and being redone, but will have the same name) and then there's XIV aswell, plus XI online which is still going.

    Someone needs to map out what the hell is going on.

    Crazy thought.

    WHAT IF: FF V XIII was intended to be a Vita game, either exclusive or mirrored?

    What if the PSV was due to launch earlier than it did?

    What if...they're delayed by the delay of PS3/PSV remote playing?

      It was announced 6 years ago dude. The PSP was still going super strong in Japan back then (it still is today).

      Wait wait wait wait wait. Have you even SEEN the graphics? They're freaking insane. It wouldn't run on a handheld at all.

      Sadly, a lot of the monsters from that trailer (like the behemoth) had their models used in FF13 and FF13-2, so it looks like most of those assets were cannibalized... Not a good sign, but I still have faith in it. I think it's going to be a few more years though.

      "Delayed by the delay?"

      Final FantaseptionVsXIII

    arrghh, that means that there wont be a KH3 anytime soon, if they wont even be releasing any proper info on Versus XIII :(

    Type 0 went through hell but it came out (at least in Japan, wish I'd imported it..), then this can too. I think it'll show up eventually. The FF13 series is still going, so it's not super late... yet. It needs to release before FF15.

    Half Life 3 and FFvsXIII Went off to party without us

    Been waiting for this for a third of my life....

    I keep thinking the same thing as Type 0 is going to happen with this...PS4 will be announced/released, Square-enix will still be working on FFvsXIII for PS3 and when they finally finish it, it'll only be released in Japan to save time/money :(

      Plenty of time to learn Japanese, the PS4 won't be out for ~2 years :P

    Only interested in a FFVII or FFVIII HD remake.

    during a interveiw the devs said they would work on kh3 after this comes out, we are never gonna see kingdom hearts 3

      More likely FF XX. FF13-2 was a waste of time energy and money. Dream drop distance much like birth by sleep waste of time and energy. Make a kingdom hearts or final fantasy that is not on a hand held and not multiplayer online junk. FF11 and FF12 just plain suck.

    Screw Kingdom hearts 3...

    RELEASE Versus already.

    My opinion: The "totally unrelated reason" that caused the info delay is the recent rumored next-gen dev kits that are being made and sent out to developers. Square got theres' and has now decided that it would be pointless to release on this gen when the next-gen consoles are reportedly coming out in a year and half. I believe they are now redesigning the game to potentially be a release title for the PS4 and possibly the Next-Box. The reason they can't show the game at E3 is because doing so would giveaway the next-gen consoles before their official announcements.

    I have another theory: Nomura recently said something about it being about time for KH3. It's possible that some of the team has split off to work on KH3 and this delayed the Versus info. Or perhaps they are announcing KH3 at E3 and don't want to steal any of it's thunder by spending any time on Versus at the convention.

    This game does not exist. Get it through your thick skulls. The game was first revealed 6 years ago. In 6 years, if the product was real and not vaporware you should have something to show for it. We've seen one trailer that's been modified slightly year after year, still no gameplay.

    The next generation is upon us. I think this game will get canceled if it were ever real, though more than likely it never existed to begin with.

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