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Rumour Suggests Final Fantasy Versus XIII Is Now FFXV, PS4 Exclusive, Sony Developing

Ah, so that's what that vague announcement in New York was all about.

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.

29 Comments
  1. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    If this is true, thats really good for Sony. Well done them. I’ve never played one Final Fantasy, but I see lots of people loving the series so this is good news for all.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 08:43.
    • Germanos
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      Are you serious o0!?

      Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:11.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        yes very lol
        Its never interested me.

        Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:47.
    • Roynaldo
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      DIE!!!! *faints*

      Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 11:18.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        *uses a Phonix Down on Roy*

        Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 18:58.
      • Germanos
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        Cheap one Lone Steven. Full-life magic would be so much better :P

        Comment posted on 21/03/2013 at 12:30.
  2. Kamokazi-UK
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    Having a Final Fantasy as a launch itle will defiantly be a plus to the system from Europe to Japan.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 08:58.
  3. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    call it a peanut butter sandwhich, i don’t care, just finish the bloody thing. >_<

    Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 09:21.
  4. Germanos
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    I hope so much this is true. Bringing Final Fantasy franchise back to where it belongs would be for me like the “light of hope for the console world” ^^.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:14.
    • Airiaen
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      it belongs to Nintendo *rolls eyes*

      Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:48.
      • Germanos
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        Maybe born but not belong.
        Respect for Nintendo, but FF is a PlayStation franchise ^^

        Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 11:02.
      • a inferior race
        I'm special
        Since: Jul 2009

        FFIII and FFXIV have not appeared on a Sony console, kind of odd for a Playstation franchise.

        Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 18:42.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Probably a typo on your end but XIV is coming to the PS3.

        Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 20:12.
      • Germanos
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        The only FF which did not appear on a SONY console is the III-rd part. Like KeRaSh said above: FF XIV is scheduled for PS3.

        Comment posted on 21/03/2013 at 12:29.
      • Germanos
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        Also not true.
        Final Fantasy III has been released with improved graphics for PSP in Japan and the great thing is it has a English text option build in.

        Comment posted on 21/03/2013 at 14:01.
      • Germanos
        Member
        Since: May 2011
        Comment posted on 22/03/2013 at 09:50.
    • Airiaen
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Hope it sees itself at least on a console in 2014… Might be a good game but its taken ages. At least Gearbox aren’t behind it….

      Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:50.
      • Germanos
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        One thing that could be good about the whole delay thing is that it’s now not connected to XIII saga (Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy was it called?).
        It was a good decision for FF Type-0, so this could also be a proper step to take.

        Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 11:06.
  5. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    E3 seems so far away! I’ve been looking forward to this game for too long already. I hope the rumour is true, and that it’s out during the launch window.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:14.
  6. salvodaze
    Member
    Since: Dec 2012

    But I don’t get it, didn’t they show that exact Agni’s Philosophy tech demo last year? Which I thought looks gorgeous, btw. But it’s a tech demo, not necessarily a game, they said. I don’t get how that’s related to Versus/FFXV – I’m seriously asking what I’m missing here.
    Also, wouldn’t a lot of people be pissed that it’s moved to PS4 now? Like Squeex cares.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:18.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      It’s the engine they are using for future final fantasy’s I think (that might have been rumour or fact, I can’t remember).

      Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:30.
      • salvodaze
        Member
        Since: Dec 2012

        I see, it’s always speculations with Square Enix, innit?

        I kind of wish they would make something out of Agni’s Philosophy. I like the setting. The main character seems kind of weak but they could build a good plot on that. They should lose the dog though.

        Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:55.
      • Kreisash
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Yes, they are using a derivative version of the engine behind Agni for FF games (I really wish I could remember the name of the engine).
        They are actually using an engine based on that one for the re-release of FFXIV.

        I can imagine that the increased power of the PS4 would allow them to use the same engine (full one) in games.
        (Had to look it up, Luminous Studio engine.)

        Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 14:02.
  7. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Well, there was an image of an internal Square Enix meeting (at least that’s the rumor) that showed a blurry projection of the title Final Fantasy XV, which started the rumors that it might be rebranded. It would make sense because now we have three FFXIII games (including Lightning Returns) that belong in a triology. People would probably get confused and wonder what Versus would have to do with the XIII series.
    The jump to the PS4 isn’t that far fetched either. We were suspecting it for a while and if the game comes out close to the launch that would be a huge system seller.
    How long is it until E3? :D

    Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:34.
    • Kamokazi-UK
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      Fair point actually. If it’s a far along as we all hope the jump to PS4 is’t much of a stretch… apart from the different hardware. Depends on whether it was actually halted as a ps3 development as far back as a couple of years ago.

      Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 10:56.
  8. wonkey-willy
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    until William Gates offers a vast sum of money and sweeps it from under Sony’s nose and flips them the middle finger…..

    “right that’s that im off trolling elsewhere toodlepip!”

    Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 11:13.
  9. Roynaldo
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    Sony may have pulled a blinder with this. Would sell consoles to all the FF fans no matter what Microsoft have up their sleeves with their new console.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 11:20.
  10. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Please be excited.

    Comment posted on 20/03/2013 at 16:16.

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