FFXIV: Tretton didn’t say “launch timing” exclusive at E3, says Tanaka

Thursday, 20th August 2009 15:09 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The words “launch timing” were “cut out” of SCEA boss Jack Tretton’s FFXIV exclusivity announcement FFXIV at E3, producer Hiromichi Tanaka told VG247 at GamesCom today.

“During the press conference, the ‘launch timing’ words were cut out of the comments, so the launch timing is going to be exclusive to PlayStation 3 as a console,” said the developer.

“Of course, we have a Windows version as well in that launch timing,” he said, adding: “PS3 and Windows are going to be at the same time.”

Own an Xbox 360? Want to play FFXIV? Don’t despair.

“That doesn’t mean that we’re not going to have a 360 [version] in the future, but at the launch timing, yes, it’s going to be Windows and PS3 only,” said Tanaka.

It’s out next year.



  1. Psychotext

    Shock, horror!

    Oh wait, no. That’s indigestion.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Michael O'Connor

    Sounds to me like these guys are just making this shit up as they go along.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    hmmmm vista or ps3…vista or ps3…yea PS3!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    And then at E3 next year, Wada will make an appearance in MS’s conference proclaiming FF14 is launching on 360 and PS3 at the same time.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. theevilaires

    lol no it will be FFXIII Verse. Wada is an asshole man.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Hunam

    Hey, you pipe down, you pinched FF from ninty all those years ago!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Judging from the video yesterday, PS3 owners are probably wishing they’d left “PS3″ off the list too.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gadzooks!

    Excellent news! I’ll hold off on getting the PC version and wait for a 360 version.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    I have to ask Gadzooks… why would you want the 360 version (or any console version) over the PC one? Is your PC not that good?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Gadzooks!


    Patching, crashing, config problems and hardware upgrades over the years have put me off, plus I am a programmer by day and the last thing I want to do is sort out PC problems when I get home.

    I dont have the time, money or inclination to be a PC gamer.

    Before I get flamed to Hades I’m not say PC gaming is shit, it’s just not something I enjoy.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    Fair enough. I’ve been there.

    I have mine hooked up to my TV now so it doesn’t feel like I never escape from being sat in front of a monitor. I still couldn’t imagine choosing to play an MMO on a console vs a PC though.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Will_Hunting

    Tretton words were: “PS3 will be the only CONSOLE you’ll be able to play FF XIV on, WHEN IT LAUNCHES in 2010″.

    He was very clever with that sentence, don’t blame him.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    @Will_Hunting: His wording is why hardly anyone is surprised by this.

    (Well, that and the later interview where he was called out on the exclusivity. ;) )

    #13 5 years ago

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