Was it not SE the one that lost 150mil on a movie and was sh*tting bricks to the point they had to merge with another company....... and that was on a time when everything SE touched was gold...... Now days one ****** out of 4 is avarage while the other 3 bomb..... FFXIV cost at a minimum was sitting at 50mil to up 75-100mil just to develop, and they have not seen a dime in profits for the past 8 years is been in development, considering that now days a single player game cost around 30-50 million to make (a triple AAA ****** atleast) i dont think they are swimming in billions of dollars, tho i'm not saying they are in financial problems either, but they cant afford to keep bombing ******** specially ones named Final Fantasy.
I mean jesus FFXIII Vs has been in development since the dawn of time, and IT IS STILL NOT READY!!! Come on square, start pumping out ******** DO YOU FORGET YOU HAVE OTHER IP'S ??
Okay, I'll bite. Bolded all the statements that are incorrect. Something tells me you hate for the sake of hating. If a game takes too long, you complain. If a game is rushed out the door incomplete, you complain. Are you just never happy?
Square didn't merge with Enix out of desperation. The merger was in the works since 2000. It was Enix that backed down after Spirits Within bombed, and it took until Sakaguchi resigned from his post as executive vice president (a role Hiromichi Tanaka has since taken over, coincidence?) until Enix was willing to oblige with the merger. The movie bombing delayed a merger by three years, it wasn't the reason behind it.
I think it's safe to say FFXIV is Tanaka's version of Sakaguchi's Spirits Within more or less when it comes to really tarnishing the image and success of the company.
Take as long as they need for Versus XIII. You know what happens when they rushed their last Final Fantasy game? Well, I know you know, you only post about it all the time.
Also: Titles, not ********