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Final Fantasy Versus XIII left to rot by SE – FF XIII-2 boycott justified?

If you had been looking forward to some fresh details on the delayed Final Fantasy Versus XIII game, we have yet more disappointing news to bring you now. Square-Enix has just confirmed that the game will not be shown at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show in September.

It had been speculated for months that the Tokyo Game Show was the ideal setting for a fresh update on the status of Versus XIII, especially after another no show at this year’s E3 expo in Los Angeles. However, it looks like our previous fears over the state of it’s current development were true, as it now will not be shown at TGS either.

We’ve asked this before, but what exactly is going on at Square-Enix? It seems to us as if they have completely put Versus XIII on hold to focus on Final Fantasy XIII-2, a game which many are you are hoping will put Square-Enix back on the right track after Final Fantasy XIII received a fair portion of criticism.

This is evident in the fact that Square-Enix even have Final Fantasy XIII-2 ready in playable form at the upcoming Eurogamer Expo next month, despite the fact that the game was only announced in January and won’t be releasing in Europe until 2012. That means for a full year, Square-Enix has obviously been prioritizing FFXIII-2 as their main release, seemingly leaving Final Fantasy Versus XIII to rot away in oblivion.

What happened to the community updates from Square-Enix? There’s nothing worse than a developer failing to give the slightest updates for a game which is obviously high on everyone’s wish list, so the news will be pretty gutwrenching for those once they hear that Versus XIII is still in AWOL status.

Is it time for Square-Enix to feel some heat over this, or do you believe they are doing the right thing in focusing on Final Fantasy XIII-2? Square-Enix do not seem to be listening to gamers any more, so should drastic measures like a boycott on FF XIII-2 be taken or not? Give us your thoughts on this below.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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