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#1 Jul 21 2012 at 10:30 AM Rating: Default
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http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/20/report-final-fantasy-versus-xiii-cancelled

Reports are surfacing that Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which has been in development since 2006, has been cancelled.

Kotaku is claiming that the planned PS3 exclusive has been canned quietly by Square Enix after it hasn't been seen in some time.

The company has allegedly made the decision to let the game fade away rather than officially announce its cancellation due to concerns over stock prices. There has been much speculation over the past year that the writing was on the wall after the title was conspicuously absent from conventions.

In fact, the last time the game was mentioned was back in May when designer Tetsuya Nomura told Game Informer that "We would like to ask for your patience on an official announcement for this title. It always takes time when tackling the challenge of doing something completely new, but we are doing our best to bring information to the fans as quickly as we can. Your patience is greatly appreciated."

Kotaku also reports that resources used to make the game were folded into what will become Final Fantasy XV a few months back.

We reached out to Square Enix for comment, but were told the company wouldn't comment on speculation or rumours. Whether true or not, an official cancellation would be better than simply letting the game become "vaporware", where its existence is never referenced again.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII was originally announced in 2006 as part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series of games. The other games two games in the series announced at the same time, Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Type-0 have both been released, and Final Fantasy XIII-2 has also been announced and launched since.



If this is true, I'm just kinda floored. If they can't make a game after 6 years of development, how can they remake a game in two years? I was really looking forward to playing this as well. :/


Edited, Jul 21st 2012 12:32pm by hexaemeron
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#2 Jul 21 2012 at 12:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sounds to me like they ran out of stuff to report on so they made something up. I've seen this posted on IGN and Kotaku, and it seems they don't have a verifiable source to back it up.

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So, is Final Fantasy Versus XIII finally and officially dead? Without confirmation from Square Enix, we can't say for sure. While these reports certainly indicate the long-awaited game has been cancelled, Square's reluctance to acknowledge them means those desperately wanting to see more of the project still have a glimmer of hope to hold onto.


Edited, Jul 21st 2012 11:10am by UltKnightGrover
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#3 Jul 21 2012 at 12:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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Until I see SE say otherwise, this will be no more than just a rumor to me.
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Until I see SE say otherwise, this will be no more than just a rumor to me.


Really, it should be for everyone.
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It's not over til the fat lady sings.

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#6 Jul 21 2012 at 3:15 PM Rating: Good
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I'm just wondering when this and Half Life Episode 3 is coming out. While good games take time to make, it just seems like neither Valve or SE are planning to finish them off for the time being.
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catwho wrote:
It's not over til the fat lady sings.


Walk freeeeeeeeeee!!
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If this is true, I'm just kinda floored. If they can't make a game after 6 years of development, how can they remake a game in two years? I was really looking forward to playing this as well. :/


These are two entirely different teams working on these games and the rebuilding of this game is not the same or nowhere near as time consuming as developing a brand new game from scratch. Also iirc the versus XIII team is also the Kingdom Hearts 3 team so its possible they are working on both or just put it on hold to work on KH.
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It's not over til the fat lady sings.

Duke Nukem Forever. Just sayin.


Because that turned out well...
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Well 6 years to make a single player JRPG...... Sounds legit.
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Well 6 years to make a single player JRPG...... Sounds legit.


If it's mindbogglingly good... maybe? Smiley: smile
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Ostia wrote:
Well 6 years to make a single player JRPG...... Sounds legit.


If it's mindbogglingly good... maybe? Smiley: smile


Name me the last mindbogglingly good FF title SE has released that is not Type-0 in the last decade.
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Final Fantasy XI.
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Final Fantasy XI.


Quite the comedian...
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catwho wrote:
It's not over til the fat lady sings.


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Heh, I don't think she's fat. Kinda good looking, actually.
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#16 Jul 22 2012 at 11:27 AM Rating: Default
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Its not cancel check it out
#17 Jul 22 2012 at 1:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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Its not cancel check it out

Something about the bad writing and typos in your source, not to mention the vagueness of your source's information source.... Makes it look just as likely to be a lie as the lie they're decrying.
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#18 Jul 22 2012 at 2:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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UltKnightGrover wrote:
mbub wrote:
catwho wrote:
It's not over til the fat lady sings.


Walk freeeeeeeeeee!!
Walk freeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
Walk freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
Believe...

http://youtu.be/JxQIciJWx9g?t=2m12s


Heh, I don't think she's fat. Kinda good looking, actually.


Oh, I thought it said "It's not over til the cat lady sings."

http://i.imgur.com/xC24g.png
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Its not cancel check it out

Something about the bad writing and typos in your source, not to mention the vagueness of your source's information source.... Makes it look just as likely to be a lie as the lie they're decrying.


lol, I like how the article's title is, "Final Fantasy Versus XIII IS not canceled," as though they put a stress on "is" rather than "not." Smiley: lol

Or maybe it's meant to be read by William Shatner: "Final Fantasy is not-cancelled-Mister-Spock."
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UltKnightGrover wrote:
Final Fantasy XI.


FFXI celebrated it's 10th birthday a few months ago. For what it's worth, my previous post was due to the fact that XI is older than a decade and doesn't qualify. I don't know if it's more sad that I was rated into oblivion because people didn't pick up on that or that you had to go back more than 10 years to find a decent game...

Either way, you guys are fragile. Grow some skin Smiley: lol
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RattyBatty wrote:
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Its not cancel check it out

Something about the bad writing and typos in your source, not to mention the vagueness of your source's information source.... Makes it look just as likely to be a lie as the lie they're decrying.



well i'll tell you this much, when they said it "was" canceled I read it on that very same website.....so either way if the first one was a lie then lets assume this one was a lie also and the game was never going to be cancel...... so either way its still on
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UltKnightGrover wrote:
Final Fantasy XI.


That is some low standards lol
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http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/24/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-not-cancelled

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The reports originated from Kotaku, which quoted an unnamed source suggesting Square Enix had decided not to officially announce the game's cancellation due to stock price fears, but that work had ceased on it some months prior. According to Yoichi Wada, none of this was true as he confirmed via Twitter today that the game is alive and well.
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The reports originated from Kotaku, which quoted an unnamed source suggesting Square Enix had decided not to officially announce the game's cancellation due to stock price fears, but that work had ceased on it some months prior. According to Yoichi Wada, none of this was true as he confirmed via Twitter today that the game is alive and well.


Well then, I guess it's only just on track to being SE's Duke Nukem Forever.
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