Square Enix: Final Fantasy XIII on 360 not a “betrayal”

By Nathan Grayson
28 November 2008 07:44 GMT

Hey Sony fans, still smarting from Square Enix’s E3 announcement that Final Fantasy XIII is hitching a ride on Microsoft’s money-munching machine? Well, stop it. No, seriously. Stop. Square Enix Corporate Director Shinji Hashimoto explained:

“I’d rather they not think of [Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox 360] as a ‘betrayal’ or disappointment. It’s not like we’re cancelling or delaying the PS3 version at all! It’s more of an added bonus for 360 fans. We won’t be putting them at a disadvantage in any way.”

And if you’re quaking in fear over a nipped, tucked, Xbox 360-ized FFXIII, well, don’t do that either.

“I’d like to add… I think that maybe because it’s going multiplatform that some fans are worried about the game’s scope being reduced to fit onto both consoles. The fact is, the PS3 version is what’s in development right now, and the team is working to specialise that version to the very best of the PS3’s abilities,” series Producer Yoshinori Kitase did, in fact, add.

“After that, we’ll do the 360 port and optimize it to that particular hardware. There will be no decrease in quality as a result of the game appearing across two platforms.”

So there you go. 360 and PS3 entering their golden years hand-in-hand. Sorta.

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By Nathan Grayson

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