We’re not sure what to make of this. At first glance we thought we would be able to give you a much needed update on the status of infamous Square-Enix project Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but unfortunately it looks like the company are continuing to leave gamers in a state of confusion.
Not for the first time, Japanese magazine Famitsu has provided some inside information on the latest Final Fantasy whispers coming out of Japan, and their latest issue contains some rather odd comments from Versus director Tetsusya Nomura.
He has told the magazine that him and the team were ‘almost’ ready to show of the latest build of Final Fantasy Versus XIII, i.e a playable demo of the game, but for reasons unknown which he wasn’t willing to discuss – it appears that even this has been delayed from happening soon. Only until ‘further discussions’ are made is when we will see the situation remedied.
Andria Sang has translated the information from Japanese and they are as confused as we are by the information as well. For a game has almost received as many delays as Duke Nukem Forever, embarrassing as that is, this is not the kind of whispers that Square-Enix want to make public with fans who have been waiting for the game for years. We hope that this is just down to mistranslation and that the game will be shown off soon, but it doesn’t look promising at the moment and it could be a final nail in the coffin for some fans who have given up hope on this after another E3 2011 no show.
What do you make this this folks? As a huge Final Fantasy fan myself, this is definitely not what I wanted to hear for the first tidbit of info surrounding the game in months. Let’s hope Square-Enix has some answers soon.
Where art thou Squaresoft?: The saga surrounding Final Fantasy Versus XIII has become a sorry mistake, further dragging Square-Enix that could once do no wrong as Squaresoft, into the mud. For so little content to be shown for a game that has been in development for six years, there really is no excusing that, especially when you see the company focusing on games like Final Fantasy XIII-2 instead.
Square-Enix know that they are in a bad place at the moment, especially when their CEO openly admits that the initial launch of Final Fantasy XIV was one of the reasons why many consider the company to be a ‘damaged brand‘ right now. With that said and done, we’re optimistic that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is going to be one hell of a game, but come on Square-Enix – get your act together and give us something to get excited about at least.