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FF Versus XIII PS3 exclusivity questioned again after job ad

Monday, 18th October 2010 17:53 GMT By Justin Kranzl

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The PS3 exclusive status of Final Fantasy Versus XIII is under siege once more after Square Enix listed a vacancy on the game team for a “Battle Planner”.

According to Google’s machine translation, the job’s criteria includes “development experience on a PS3, or Xbox 360 package title”.

While the game remains officially listed as heading for Sony’s console alone, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has not explicitly ruled the move out, saying it was being “looked into.”

He added, however, not to read too much into the comment.

Designer Tetsuya Nomura has previously stated the game “is being developed specifically for PS3″ – but similarly steered clear of categorically denying a Xbox 360 version was in development.

Kotaku has the full story here.

Watch the most recent footage of the game from TGS here.

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  1. Michael O’Connor

    Fanboy ridden bitching in 3… 2… 1…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. cookiejar

    Does anyone care though at this point?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Oh yes! YES! YESH! FANBOY TEARS ARE COMING :D

    PS: but seriously, i don’t give a fuck anymore.

    After final Fantasy XIII i thought that ok i give them a chance

    After Final Fantasy 14 FAIL i lost all hope for any Square Enix JRPG.

    I don’t give a FUCK about Square Enix rumored quality anymore. Just release the damn game already and let it die.

    I don’t even give an F about Nomura anymore.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    I Seriously couldn’t care less. I just hope this game is going to be good.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Because they would only hire people who have worked on PS3 games?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    I remember myself so excited when SE announced all three games. I shit my pants while they were beautiful. I remember myself thinking about Playstation 3 purchase and it costed at that time too much, but still i wanted PS3 badly just for these titles + MGS4.

    few years later, i just don’t give an F about it. Just don’t care really. Basically Versus is a vaporware.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. G-Sama

    Hmmm…..What About a pc version :D
    Seriously!!

    i don’t know why a ff game has to be for ps only,what’s wrong with x360 and pc??

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Suikoden Fan

    honestly couldn’t care less, SE’s entire output this gen has been WOEFUL

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Hunam

    @7

    They released 7 and 8 on PC, but it wasn’t the best as the 2D background got slaughtered. 10 would probably have had the cutscenes get stretched at the time too. But now the tech level between PC and Console is more even so it’s a bit silly that they haven’t put much on PC, aside from the terrible Last Remnant and the even worse FF14.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. itsucks

    Gekidami said:
    “Because they would only hire people who have worked on PS3 games?”

    Step 1 for Tears & Meltdowns: self-delusion.
    3 steps to go.

    Oh E3 2011, please deliver the goods and shot square in the foot again for massive lulz.

    @Hunam: The Last Remnant is one of the Best Square games this gen.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. choochoo

    lol another ps3 exclusive game lost which is the reason why i only own a xbox360 because ps3 exclusives will always end up on the superior console (xbox360)lol.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Dark

    so.. they want to make the game with 6 discs lol.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. itsucks

    why? Is it again a cutscene shitfest like FFXIII? if so, good ridance.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. spiderLAW

    Just bring on the KH3 already.
    Make this game for 360, who cares. The more people that get to play the better. Just finish it, release it and move on already SOBs

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @itsucks
    “The Last Remnant is one of the Best Square games this gen.”

    BEST POST EVAR!!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. spiderLAW

    @11
    I think you have that backwards buddy. Not the superior console part(there isnt one) but the PS3 exclusives being lost to multiplatform idea you had. FF13 was the only major PS3 exclusive that turned into Multiplat.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. typeface

    Honestly most people will just care about the game coming out soon or at least a time-frame rather than exclusivity at this point.

    As for job postings, you would like someone with a wider range of talent. I mean seriously if you’re hiring would you say ONLY PS3 programmers need apply?
    e.g. Here’s a Naughty Dog advert seeking a lighting artist with PS3, 360 and PC experience. http://www.naughtydog.com/site/careers/lighting_artist/

    Since that’s a first party studio we can be rest assured that it’ll be exclusive.

    Info like this is more bait XD than the real question which is is this coming anytime soon?

    Hmm hiring of a battle planner with experience on both consoles does mean one thing, this is probably going to have more action-adventure gaming element than RPG (Kingdom hearts and GoW more than say final fantasy.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    Oh god.

    Last Remnant was anything but brilliant.

    It was alright at best, but that’s not saying much.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @18 it was not even alright. there is nothing alright…

    But i think it is better than FFXIII schwing! At least there you can explore somewhere.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. cookiejar

    @17 lulz can’t you see what this means? Uncharted 3 deffo coming to 360 with EXCLUSIVE content. Butthurt fanbois just cant see it lulz.

    ;)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Monk

    I don`t care, if dosn`t change anything on it !

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @20 and PC :D

    #22 4 years ago
  23. lexph3re

    @10&11 ok officially you 2 are labeled as trolls. Nothing you 2 say will ever be of merit.

    I just want ff to return to its days of glory 10 was its last great title. Outside of spin offs off ff. If it comes out for 360 at this point then we can truely expect another delay into late 2011 2012 just release the game when its complete in the spring summer quarter and release a port for 360 later in america like namco did vesperia releasing it globally on 360 then on ps3 later. You won’t miss sells. Since you saw ps3 users practically carried ff13 which wasn’t even as great as I hoped. SE is failing so hard lately…..

    #23 4 years ago
  24. cookiejar

    @22 Not if they have any sense. Unlike M$ and their Fable 2.5 PC port.

    trolololol :D

    #24 4 years ago
  25. M2Kx

    I’m actually pretty curious about this one. I don’t like traditional jrpgs, but if this is going to end up in a japanese hack’n slay or sth like this, than I’m in :)

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Razor

    The fact that this game, which will have precisely zero impact on either consoles future, still has the ability to attract so many comments is quite unbelievable.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. OrbitMonkey

    I remember reading a piece by a games journalist where he & his mate cheered when GF13 was announced as multiformat at some convention (can’t remember which one). I wonder if their cheering about this? I bet not.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Johnny Cullen

    @27 – E3 2008.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Lord Gremlin

    Gosh, a shitty game may get shittier. Anybody cares? Really?

    #29 4 years ago
  30. DaMan

    all Squenix titles this gen were average at best, if you really think one generic jrpg is better than another, then thats nothing but your own distorted perception.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. KrazyKraut

    Michael o COnnor, stfu and comment on your own cat copy news site. Only those who see fanboys are the real idiots.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    I see fanboys…

    …all the time.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. reema

    Who cares. The game is not gonna see the daylight till 2012 or 2013 I think.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Happy Hardon Harry

    Seriously, who gives a fuck. The FF franchise has been soulless for over a decade now.

    Any decent gamer gave up on the franchise fucking ages ago.

    FFXIII: wank, wank ,wank…

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Kuwabara

    the last versus game on ps2 bombed , didint it? anyway square enix can suck on my ding ding dong.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Rosseu

    Last remnant sucks

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Epic Fool

    Oh the humanity… :|

    #37 4 years ago