Remember Shinji Hashimoto’s vague teasing at the PlayStation Meeting last month? That there’d be something to look forward to at E3 2013? Well, it turns out that it might well be Final Fantasy XV, a PS4 exclusive that Sony are assisting with development duties.
The rumours aren’t sourced elsewhere but VGLeaks seems to think that what was once Final Fantasy XIII Versus is now a brand new Final Fantasy game.
“Square-Enix announced Final Fantasy Versus XIII years ago and the game was lost in the limbo,” says the site. “Square decided to halt Versus PS3 development two years ago, but the RPG wasn’t cancelled, why? Two years ago, Square-Enix moved the game to PS4 and Sony got in the project.”
“Actually Sony is co-developing the game with Square-Enix, therefore, this game will be exclusive on PS4. Square renamed Versus to FF15 in the middle of this process. Sony’s studios are helping SE with FF15 assets among other tasks.”
Obviously take this with a pinch of salt until we hear anything (presumably at E3, as expected) but if so this is interesting news indeed. The Final Fantasy brand still holds weight, and would be a nice move for Sony to promote the upcoming PlayStation 4.