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Final Fantasy Versus XIII: PS3 Release Date Delayed into 2012?

We have some worrying news for those of you planning on picking up Final Fantasy Versus XIII on the PS3, as Square-Enix has refused to confirm whether the game will be released in 2011 or not.

As reported from VG247, Yoshinori Kitase was speaking in an interview with GamingUnion at GamesCom about the upcoming game, but rather than give fans some hints about the game, he delivered this bombshell:

“We have no release date information to update. Unfortunately we can’t say anything about that. We can’t commit ourselves to 2011 either.”

For a game which has seemingly been in development since forever, it is particularly worrying that we still haven’t had ANY sort of gameplay footage for Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Are Square-Enix waiting until TGS in September to say something, or has the game been delayed into 2012?

Hopefully we are wrong on this one, but it doesn’t look good. Are you looking forward to the game? If so, let us know your thoughts on Kitase’s comments. There are some old screenshots of the game here.

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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guest

6 years in developement come on ! looks that there building space ships! when it will come up it will suck. 

Rusty
Rusty

Wow… I’m surprised there are still this many people keeping tabs on the game anymore. It’s been so long it’s lost most of its hype. Hopefully it delivers. I’ll have to leech off a friend’s PS3 to play it. I don’t even care if it is multi-platform at this point, I just want the game to be finished. At this point though, with all the money Sqaure has shelled out for this game, it’s likely an XBox port will happen to bring in revenue from our audience. I may be wrong, Square’s made dumb decisions before -Third Birthday was atrocious,… Read more »

Shingo
Shingo

come on SE… i am pain to wait for that… I want play it!!

roxas the sable
roxas the sable

I totally agree with the statement made by Sam. Final Fantasy has turned into a total let down when certain things were removed from the games. (the main being its original producer) I truly believe this game (Versus) has a chance to be the best final fantasy we've seen in a long time (if not ever made). I have nothing but HATE towards the new Final Fantasy series, I despise this grid leveling system, I think its retarded. I am beyond happy to hear the world map and airship travel is returning. I disliked the leveling system, the game play… Read more »

Alyssa
Alyssa

Okay, this game better be kick ass…I've been waiting since the first trailer, which was what…2006 I believe…2007 latest. Anyway, since I've been waiting forever, this must be an amazing game. Game play, music, voice acting, battle system, I'm expecting it to be flawless. I mean to put a trailer out there and not release it for this long or even give a release date is just cruel. >_<

Nataie
Nataie

FF 13 was awesome~ I hope versus 3 would come out next year or so since I have to concentrate on my studies this year lol but I'm already excited and pumped up about it. I can't wait for it to be released!!!! ^^

JIZM
JIZM

this games the only reason why im buying a ps3, more time they have to polish the game the better,

ricky da FF freak
ricky da FF freak

You know what I am just seeing out to see what they bring out, the graphics and battle systems have become a lot more interesting. I would rather say let them take time to bring an excellent game out then rush it with plenty of glitches and bad features. At least there is the next generation online game to keep us busy, and boy I cannot wait for the ps3 version of ff14 to come out already here in s.a., want to get going with it.

david
david

i think its best that since everyone wants versus more than agito, they should focus alot more on versus. Hopefully if the agito team helped the versus team FF versus would hopefully be ready in summer or fall 2011.

Blue
Blue

Ff13 was so boring. however the story and graphics were pretty good, the gameplay sucked. If you could return to places (with a purpose like using some of the mission bosses), and play as all three characters at once then that would be pretty good. as a final change, completely and totally REMOVE auto battle!! I mean what the hell. versus looks ****ing awesome. It's dark and gritty, as if it was 7 and 8's love child. I just hope it is more of a challenge and rewarding bosses like ff12's **shudder** tiamat. Finnaly, noctis has frickin 12 or 13… Read more »

yannickvanwinckel
yannickvanwinckel

I hope the storyline of versus13 makes up for the one in 13. Though the graphics should at least be equally appealing 🙂

Zin
Zin

omg … i can;t wait …. so excited for like 3 months …. this is the only game i been so excite to play

Masta1
Masta1

FF XIII was eye candy while the story line and game play is a total let down. I wish they could do something like using FF Versus XIII / VII theme, crazy half real half fake story line, FF 7/9/tactics game play, keeping the XIII graphics quality, Similar theme as FF VII music theme but richer with orchestra quality. Side quests like FF IX. Romance like FF VIII But story should be 75% politics and twisted like Metal Gear and 25% romance. Not like retarded "Oh Sarah, I will save you. Your hero is here now… that bullshit sweeten to… Read more »

Susukihotaru
Susukihotaru

Final fantasy 13 rocks!!!!!! It was incredible and have a lot to do. Maybe a little bit harder in missions and fightings will be better but it was cool! When i get it i wanted to reach the end! I loved more final fantasy 10 in battles when you could change your character in the middle. Well i thought after ff 12 that i would ever play again another one, but ff 13 make the difference, characters, graphics, music, story and style were perfect for me. I hope FF Versus 13 will be out really really soon cause i can't… Read more »

Sam
Sam

It has a chance of being the best FF for a very long time. A return to the world map/airship travel system is worth the wait in my opinion as FF was ruined for me the day that was taken away.

If it's 2012, so be it.

Harperlarp
Harperlarp

So we're going to have FFXIV before we've even been given the full XIII series yet. Get your priorities right SE! Finish XIII, then move onto XIV dammit!

Leon
Leon

FF13 became a failure since the day it announced cross-console to XBOX360…Hope not same will happen to FFversus13 …

leon
leon

geeez and that means KH3 will be a 2013 release if this is 2012 .. but i mean who cares if they are supposed to be this good then ill wait ….. i mean i think they killed FF13 when they said its a xbox 360 release i knew they would screw it up .. but lets hope they make the right choice in making it a ps3 exclusive 🙂 and making a new engine or like fuse 2 together and hopefully not use the FF13 engine

davie
davie

i'm more than happy to wait as long as they get it right….

Steven Mailloux
Steven Mailloux

Well think about this, PS3 got FF13 on March 2010, it will get FF14 on March 2011, they cant release more than one Final Fantasy on a console per year, I mean we'd like it, but production wise, it's impossible. So my best bet is that FFVersus13 will be out for March 2012.

davie
davie

i cant wait for this game, ff 13 was a complete letdown and could barely b classed as a final fantasy game, lets hope it was just a stocking filler so they could blow us away witth this beast!

Eyenstyn

I totally agree with what Anthony said.

Kamari Kim

If it is going to be released that late, i wont be buying it
Ive already started losing interest in it

Evan G
Evan G

….and this comes as a surprise? Next to Blizzard, no one knows the art of taking their sweet effing time more than Square.

I just hope they use this time to deliver a quality and polished product. Is their honestly anyone here who actually thought this game would be out in 2011?

I wouldnt be surprised if it was pushed back to 2013. Stop bitching about the release date people, the amount of work required to make game is well beyond what your primitive monkey-brain can fathom.

Idk
Idk

Aw, jeez. I hope not. We have been waiting for so long for this game. They announced it so early. Maybe too early. And now everything is slowing it down. They're showing gameplay footage soon, but I really hope they release it in 2011. Not 2012. That would be depressing. Lmfao.

Anthony
Anthony

i think they are trying to bring gameplay and a decent amount of information about the game to tokyo game show however i think the game will have a Q1 or Q2 2012 release personally. Lets hope their taking this time and fixing all the probloms with final fantasy 13 for this game. FF13 was linear until 25 hours in, you could not pick your party setup or who you played as until 20 hours in the game, you could not switch between your characters mid battle so once the leader died you got gameover, also summons were virtually useless… Read more »

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