If you have been wondering what has happened to the state of Final Fantasy XIV, especially on the Sony PS3, you’ll be pleased to hear that Square-Enix has now given a much needed update on the status of the game.
After the somewhat disasterous launch for the game on PC back in September 2010, Square-Enix decided that they would go back to the drawing board and revamp the game completely. The game will now be relaunching as Final Fantasy XIV 2.0 and despite the fact that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still thought to be in development on PS3, Square-Enix has said that they made a promise to PS3 gamers to finally release the game on their platform.
Given the long delay and all the talk about the next-gen PlayStation already, there had even been suggestions that Final Fantasy 14 wouldn’t make it out on the PS3, thus Square-Enix opting to make this a next-gen title instead. However, game director Naoki Yoshida spoke to Eurogamer during E3 and said that this wouldn’t be the case.
Being an online MMO game, there is obviously a very serious possibility that Final Fantasy XIV will also end up as a PS4 title, but for the moment – the game will still be launching on PS3. During the interview, Yoshida had this to say:
”We made a promise to our players that we are going to release this on PlayStation 3. So we must first fulfil that promise. That is our first goal. We must work as hard as we can to fulfil the promise that we made to the players.”
Even better news for PS3 owners, is that Yoshida also said that the team are still on schedule to meet their Q1 2013 release date for the game on PS3. The big job for the company now though is convincing PS3 players that Final Fantasy 14 2.0 is now the finished product and not the same game that they put out on PC.
Are you remotely interested in trying out the Final Fantasy 14 MMO on PS3, or are you more concerned about the state of Versus XIII? Hopefully we will get details on both games at the Tokyo Game Show in September.