Final Fantasy Versus XIII cancellation ultimatum

By Alan Ng - Jul 23, 2012

What an earth is going on with Final Fantasy Versus XIII? If you are a big Final Fantasy nut, you’ll probably be already aware of the huge rumor that surfaced over the weekend suggesting that the game had been cancelled after six years of development.

This would obviously be very sad news if it turns out to be true, but it’s important to note that Square-Enix has not yet come out to confirm or deny the rumors. The game had been expected to be one of the main eventers at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show in September, but this report by Kotaku seems to have brought everyone to a standstill.

It’s true that the game had been bordering on Duke Nukem Forever territory with its ridiculous development time, but who could have even imagined that the game that many people view as the savior of the franchise would be cancelled? We certainly don’t want to believe it yet until we hear from Square-Enix and it seems like many others don’t either, with conflicting reports online suggesting that the game hasn’t been cancelled at all.

If Kotaku’s sources are correct, it would be really worrying if Square-Enix has chose to not publicly confirm the cancellation in fear of global condemnation, which would obviously affect the company’s future titles. Presuming the game has been cancelled, where does the future lie now with regards to the franchise?

Final Fantasy 15 would be the next obvious choice, and we wouldn’t even rule out Square-Enix taking content from Final Fantasy Versus XIII and just rebranding it as Final Fantasy XV as a ‘fresh start’. We need answers though Square and we need them quick. Final Fantasy Versus XIII is too big a game for you to just stay silent on this one.

What are your initial thoughts on a possible cancellation? Do you want to believe it? Are you finished with the franchise if it’s true?

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