We have yet more twist and turns in the never-ending release saga involving Final Fantasy Versus XIII for now, and it’s possibly the most important news to date. Fresh reports are now suggesting that Square-Enix are having challenges with the game and it hasn’t even reached prototype stage yet.
We have already reported on director Tetsuya Nomura’s recent interview with Famitsu, but courtesy of tech site AndriaSang who usually provide us with trustyworthy translations, new details have emerged from him.
According to the site, Final Fantasy Versus XIII is yet to go into full production, despite being in development for six years, seemingly evident in the fact that gamers are yet to see any solid gameplay footage for Versus XIII – just what is going on down at Square-Enix HQ we wonder?
As we informed you earlier this week, Nomura also unveiled details on player-controlled cutscenes that will be featured in Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but the possible bombshell suggesting that the game isnt even in prototype stage is worrying to say the least – or is it?
If you look at Square-Enix’ upcoming schedule, you’ll probably be well aware that they are now focusing their efforts entirely on Final Fantasy XIII-2, despite stating that new information on Versus XIII would definitely be coming soon. It really makes you wonder if the game will actually come out at all, which brings us nicely onto our next insight.
Considering all the countless delays on the game so far and blatent confirmation that the development status on Final Fantasy Versus XIII is non-existant at the moment, is it really so farfetched to consider FFVXIII as a PlayStation 4 title instead of a PlayStation 3 game? It’s probably pretty accurate that the PS4 isn’t coming for another few years yet, but it’s clear that neither is Final Fantasy Versus XIII unfortunately.
A PlayStation 4 release wouldn’t be such a bad idea to some perhaps, it all depends on whether gamers would be satisfied seeing an ‘old-gen’ game on a next-gen games console. We say this, because based on screenshots already released for the game, it definitely looks like a title that is very much within the graphical capabilities of the PS3, rather than a title which has been maxed out to the limit.
Going back to the production issue regarding the game though, and correct us if we’re wrong on this one, but if it’s not even in prototype stage yet, does that mean they won’t have a playable version to show everyone at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show in September? That would be very disappointing for fans if that turns out to be true.
Give us your thoughts on this, both on the alarming production status on the game so far, and also the possibility of Final Fantasy Versus XIII appearing on the PlayStation 4 instead.