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Work on FFXIII for Xbox 360 hasn't even started

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ffxiii1 Yep you read right, Square Enix has been so busy working on the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII that they haven’t even started development of the Xbox 360 version.

“For development, the PS3 version is currently being worked on,” producer Yoshinori Kitase siad in an interview with Kikizo.

“We’re going to complete that version first before we move onto the 360. We’re at the state where we can put the build on a [Blu-ray disc] and play them on our testing units.”

Which raises another question, just how many discs will the Xbox 360 version span over?

My guess would be 4.

When asked about how he felt about what some gamers are calling a “betrayal” by going multiformat with FFXIII Kitase had this to say.

“I’d rather they not think of this as a “betrayal” or disappointment. It’s not like we’re canceling or delaying the PS3 version at all! It’s more of an added bonus for 360 fans. We won’t be putting them at a disadvantage in any way.”

He also added “I think that maybe because it’s going multiplatform that some fans are worried about the game’s scope being reduced to fit onto both consoles. The fact is, the PS3 version is what’s in development right now, and the team is working to specialise that version to the very best of the PS3’s abilities. After that, we’ll do the 360 port and optimize it to that particular hardware. There will be no decrease in quality as a result of the game appearing across two platforms.”

From the video’s we’ve seen so far the game is looking stunning, let’s hope that last statement holds true for fans of both consoles. It’s going to be interesting to see if a clear winner does emerge at the end of the day or if Square Enix are going to be the first developers to deliver a game on both next gen systems that have no differences.

Source: kikizo

Last Updated: November 28, 2008


  1. koldFU5iON

    November 28, 2008 at 16:12

    I can never understand why gamers go so far as to tell a Publisher they’re betrayers… er… ok? you’re still getting the game on your console? they’re now just allowing the lesser privileged to have access to one of the most insanely popular titles of all JRPG history.

    oh well I’m terribly excited for this title, and should it be so i might have to fork out the cash (sell the car) and buy a PS3 😛


  2. Banana hammock

    November 28, 2008 at 18:55

    I don’t get this, they said that the 2 games would release at the same time.

    So are they going to sit on a final PS3 version for 6 months until the XboX version is completed?

    How does that make any sense?


  3. Darthdad

    November 28, 2008 at 19:56

    “lesser privileged” umm, koldFu5ion…………



    November 28, 2008 at 21:09



  5. 2Three

    November 28, 2008 at 21:26

    Oh well…..


  6. Ace

    November 28, 2008 at 23:17

    Ok so this is how it goes… (from what i remember!)

    the game will be developed and released first on the ps3 in japan. then while the ps3 versions are localised they will make the x360 version. it doesnt really make sense tho cuz there is no way it takes the same amount of time to simply localise as it does to port the game – well at least i dont think so.


  7. Ace

    November 28, 2008 at 23:18

    “Yep you read right, Square Enix has been so busy working on the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII that they haven’t even started development of the Xbox 360 version.”

    you say this like its something new. this ‘news’ is as old as the whole multiplatform announcement. Square Enix have said from the start that they will fully develop the game on ps3 then port to xbox.


  8. koldFU5iON

    November 29, 2008 at 15:45

    being diplomatic 😛


  9. SlippyMadFrog

    December 1, 2008 at 09:14

    I’ve read a while ago the FFXIII is being developed on PC. If so then porting it to the xbox360 will be a breeze, I think.


  10. Wolfy

    December 1, 2008 at 11:04

    i read on another site like 4 months back the reason they havent started with the 360 version is because MS hasnt sent them the right compression software or something like that


  11. DarthPenguin

    December 1, 2008 at 11:38

    I remember at E3 they said they were making the game for PC first… and then doing ports to both the PS3 and 360.

    I wonder what they really up to…


  12. gazza

    December 1, 2008 at 16:42

    I would think they just wanna make sure this title looks its best on the ps3


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