FFXIII “superior” on PS3, says Insomniac

Tuesday, 23rd February 2010 06:57 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Insomniac Games community head James Stevenson has admitted he sees FFXIII on PS3 as “superior” to the 360 version.

His comment came as he praised SCEA’s Q1 line-up for this year. He said in a tweet:

PS3 is having a rockin’ 1st q: MAG, Heavy Rain, White Knight Chronicles, and soon MLB10:The Show, GOWIII and the superior version of FFXIII

But he wasn’t off on a fanboy spree. Instead, he was also full of praise for BioWare’s Mass Effect 2. Not so much love for Wii, mind.

Fair enough, the 360 also got Mass Effect 2, now one of my all-time favorites from this gen. Plenty of good gaming. Except on Wii.”

Last night, the first ten minutes of FFXIII in English got out, while Square officially released new videos showing the collector’s edition for both PS3 and 360.

Game’s out on March 9, two weeks today.

From Examiner.



  1. Jadeskye

    i’m supposed to respect the opinion of a man that says the wii has no good gaming qualities?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Freek

    Fanboy tweets are news now?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    @Jadeskye, yes, Wii don’t have good titles. Maybe shitty casual ones like: Mario, Mario, Mario

    Still even 360 or PS3 is a toy device but they have good entertainment franchises. Thats IT!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mescalineeyes

    The wii REALLY doesn’t have any good games this time around. Even No More Heroes 2, the game I was most excited for, probably ever, is … sub par at best. CROCODILE TEARS.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. NiceFellow

    He’s clearly talking about releases, not the consoles. He’s saying the Wii doesn’t have many exciting games lined up for Q1. I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but if you’re going to hate on the guy at least do it in context!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Urya

    Why yes, James Stevenson is completely unbiased! The fact that Insommniac’s probably getting a ton of money for keeping their games exclusive on PS3 totally gets cancelled out because he happened to enjoy Mass Effect 2!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Keivz

    No mention of multiplats Bayonetta, Darksiders, or Bioshock 2? While praise is given to the mediocre WKC and MAG? Are you kidding? Don’t publish this fanboy crap!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. szaromir

    It must feel pretty insecure working at Insomniac with them advertising PS3 instead of leaving that to Sony. Remember when some Insomniac exec posted a blog post where he claimed that PS3 would win this generation with lots of bullshit arguments?

    As a matter of fact, PS3 version of FFXIII is superior, but why Stevenson won’t comment how Bayonetta on PS3 turned out?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. RGW1982

    “he sees FFXIII on PS3 as superior to the 360 version.”

    Who Care What He Sees, We Already Know FFXIII On The PS3 Is Superior To The 360 Version.. It’s Not An Opinion, It’s A Fact.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mescalineeyes

    I think Insomniac has a way more vested interest in the success of the PS3 than all these “fanboys”.
    For what it’s worth, I mostly agree with him. PS3 is looking at a stellar year, but I think the 360 will do just fine, too. Mmmm, Halo Reach, come to daddy.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Jadeskye

    Wow, what the fuck happened here? it’s fanboy central.

    Garratt, steph, johnny. i’m out!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. mescalineeyes

    How you like them apples?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. ivycrew707

    Well if VALVE can do it for Xbox let INSOMNIAC do it for us!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Dralen

    He has got a point though, I’ve got a very large list of preorders for my ps3 just for the next couple of weeks. My 360 seems to gathering a little bit of dust at the moment, since I’ve been kinda going pc with most of my games.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    What great titles has the Wii had this year? That was the context wasn’t it?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Komond_Deckard

    “i’m supposed to respect the opinion of a man that says the wii has no good gaming qualities?”

    You’re supposed to read correctly, as they didn’t say that. Just that there are not good games releasing soon.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Retroid

    @ivycrew707: “Well if VALVE can do it for Xbox let INSOMNIAC do it for us!”

    Don’t Insomniac have some sort of exclusivity deal with Sony? Valve don’t have any such deal with MS.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. aprotosis

    Insomniac is a 2nd-party developer for Sony. Do we really care what this shill has to say? Talk about vested interest… have we gotten to the point where we take people who show an obvious bias and laugh them out of the room yet?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Goliath

    @ Retroid

    People who work for or are affiliated with one of the console makers should really stay away from comments like these. It wasn’t cool when Valve did it and it isn’t cool now. It’s flamebait and you should just stay away from it.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Michael O’Connor

    I can remember a time back in the day when there actually *was* a significant difference in the quality of the game you played depending on the format you bought it on, other than the clarity of a few pixels…

    *waves his walking stick at all the young ‘uns* Spoilt, you lot are!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. DaMan

    Valve’s comments were nothing like this really.

    their point is (and always been) that they prefer developing for 360, and not for PS3, that’s all.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Aimless

    The Wii “has no good gaming qualities”, says Jadeskye

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    His comment came as he bashed the opinion of one James Stevenson, community head of Insomniac Games. Stevenson, making a definitive comment on behalf of his employer via his personal Twitter account, said…

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    #22 5 years ago
  23. DaMan

    also, this guy is a community manager.. he isn’t even a developer ffs.

    #23 5 years ago

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