We have another potentially massive rumor to share with you now, regarding the future of the much troubled, but still highly anticipated Final Fantasy Versus XIII game from Square-Enix. Recent rumors suggested that Final Fantasy Versus XIII would be transformed into Final Fantasy XV and a next-gen PS4 title, but we have new details with claim that the game could still be releasing on PS3 – with a big twist.
Despite the long delay for the game, many gamers are still very excited about the prospect of a new Final Fantasy game that could become as good as some of the previous PS1 greats such as FFVII, FFVIII and FFIX. Initial teases of Versus XIII looked very promising indeed, suggesting a more ‘darker’ approach to gameplay, but subsequent delays over the last few years have threatened to kill off any interest that gamers once had.
This week, we hear surprising rumors from French website Gameblog, that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is now destined to be a cross platform game between PS3 and PS4. Their information has apparently come from a source ‘close’ to Square-Enix and have added that Sony helped out in a big way financially in order to make the deal possible, thus now maintaining its status as a Sony exclusive and not jumping over to Xbox as some rumors suggested.
The big question if this is true, is the scale in which both versions will differ. Square-Enix is obviously going to have to make the PS4 version of the game significantly better in the graphics department. Having said that, who will buy the PS3 version if it looks terrible compared to PS4?
Also, how can Square-Enix manage two massive projects with the PS3 notoriously difficult to develop for, combined with the fact that Square-Enix are famously slow on Final Fantasy development as well? It is a very interesting situation that is developing here and don’t forget all will be revealed at E3 2013 in June.
Square-Enix has already confirmed that they are bringing their next-gen Final Fantasy game to E3 2013, so we’ll have to wait and see if they have been busy porting Versus XIII over to the PS4 hardware all of this time.
What are your thoughts on this potential outcome? Would you favor a PS4 version of Versus XIII over PS3 – how would it work?