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Square confirms FFXIII isn't going to the 360 (nor is any other FF game)


Square Enix is just laying down the smack this week. After confirming yersterday that FFVII isn't being made, they've come out and stated that they are not working on a single Final Fantasy game for the Xbox 360. In an interview with the Japanese Business website Nikkei BP, Square Enix executive Hashimito dropped the bomb. When the site asked if the Wii or The Xbox 360 are going to get any Final Fantasy games, Hashimito responded, "For the Wii, we have FF Crystal Chronicles in production. As for FF on the Xbox 360, it's currently a completely blank page."

Ouch -- well that pretty much debunks the ongoing 'Final Fantasy XIII OMGZ Xbox 360' rumors right there. While it seems unlikely that the Xbox 360 will never get another FF game, it appears that for the foreseeable future the PlayStation 3 will be getting all the big name Final Fantasy love. This is fantastic news for Sony and the PlayStation 3, since not only is there a 'slight' dearth of big name third-party exclusives, but also both Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X both helped skyrocket the sales of the PlayStation systems that they were on. And it seems very likely that the same thing will happen with PlayStation 3 sales once FFXIII is released.

Mmm ... the idea that FFXIII is being built exclusively around the PS3 and Blu-ray is pretty exciting. That just makes the wait until next year that much harder though!

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1. In before "They didn't say it WASN'T comming to my Xbox 360!!!"

/sigh

Posted at 6:45PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Aex

2. Message to Microsoft:
"We are not cheap, if you want FF, give us more money!"

Posted at 6:46PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Bored

3. dam rights thats how we do.

Posted at 6:50PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Lp47

4. to paraphrase from a joystiq post yesterday...

OUCH! 360 just got BURNED! Thats sick...lol.

So... can we quit hearing about this and MGS4 now? I realize we haven't quite gotten a "blank page" quote from Konami, but we've gotten everything short of it from Kojima.

Posted at 6:52PM on Jun 5th 2007 by mccomber

5. Yes! Very good news for sony. Yippee! You Go Sony!!

Posted at 7:00PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Amyas Van Order

6. HEY!
ive already waited 6 months for a freakin iPone (and STILL a few weeks away) i can wait for FFXIII.

Posted at 7:00PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Otsego_Undead

7. thank god

Posted at 7:00PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Troy

8. I just think it's funny that lemmings actually go to ps3fanboy

Posted at 7:12PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Jubei

9. This should cool the fire about 360 stealing FF13 for a bit. Of course people will forget about this later and it will pop up again. All I can say is i'm very happy this is true as it justifies my purchase of a PS3. I have both 360 and PS3 and there wouldn't be much of a reason to own both if all games were available for both systems.

Posted at 7:16PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Xiru

10. I still expect a PC version though

Posted at 7:22PM on Jun 5th 2007 by mat parker

11. @Jubei

I'm guessing that is why you visit :)

Posted at 7:25PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Aex

12. Isn't it kind of late to say "no FF on 360?"

there was FFXI, after all, although some consider that to be a noncanon FF

unless they specify the future tense

Posted at 7:35PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Mr Khan

13. Last time I checked this was PS3 Fanboy so why report on what the 360 is or isn't getting? does someone feel threatened by what the competition may or may not get?

Posted at 7:35PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Azorean

14. Mr khan

we tend to ignore it it kind of sucked

Posted at 7:35PM on Jun 5th 2007 by mat parker

15. 12 - bkvalheim - They're not a series. Barring a few reoccurring themes each FF game is completely different. (OK except for x-2) There awesome games, in my opinion. They also sell a ton, thats a fact. Kinda hard to call them dead, maybe?

I don't where the hell you got Madden from; every sports game puts out a new version every year. Sorry you don't like them. I'm pretty sure Madden sells more then any game on the planet, so I guess it's dead as well huh.

Posted at 7:38PM on Jun 5th 2007 by TK00

16. Azorean:
The article is relevant because FFXIII is a massive title that has been rumored to be going multi-platform since the day it was announced. Just like how we report on the exclusivity status of DMC4 and Metal Gear Solid, we report on the exclusivity status of FFXIII.

We aren't trying to sling mud at the 360 with this post. If you notice, we didn't make fun of the 360 at all in the post. But this news is important to both the PS3 and the 360 and is something that a lot of fans will want to hear, so that is why we decided to run this story.

Hope that is a satisfactory explanation. :)

-Colin.Torretta

Posted at 7:43PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Colin.Torretta

17. who cares...

Posted at 7:45PM on Jun 5th 2007 by silence

18. I'm not surprised in the least for a number of reasons:

1. The 360 is selling pitifully in Japan,
2. A linear game with lots of FMVs better suits the PS3's Blu-ray and its audience,
3. I don't think it would have been high on Microsofts list as I doubt they'd be prepared to outbid Sony,
4. Never heard SE say it was coming to Xbox360.

Posted at 8:06PM on Jun 5th 2007 by kingnick

19. >18. who cares...

apparently cared enough to read the story and replied.

That shot itself is enough for me to buy the game. :)

Posted at 8:11PM on Jun 5th 2007 by kingofwale

20. I personally consider this a non-event, they didn't say it wasn't coming to Xbox 360, they merely said it was a blank page. Meaning nothing has been decided yet. I personally believe The Last Remnant is S-E's way of testing the water to see if there's a viable Japanese, and ultimately Global, market.

Personally I'd like them to bring the game to the 360 so I can buy it, but if they don't they lose my business, and that's THEIR problem. They need my business more than I need their game. Now don't take that the wrong way, I think the PS3 is a phenomenal product, I just can't afford one. Let me do some math for you:

I'm Canadian, and therefor the price of PlayStation 3 is $699 +tax. Add on the tax, and that comes to roughly $800 CAD. Now, the average PS3 game is $69.99 +tax. That comes to... about $100 CAD. That's NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS for one game and one game system. A console which I would ONLY use to play games, as I don't have an HDTV all of those fancy Blu-ray features are meaningless to me.

At this point the only PS3 game I currently want is Final Fantasy XIII, and no game is worth $900 CAD. If the don't put it on the Xbox 360, fine, I can live without it. It's the sheer gall to think that their game is worth $900, that gets me.

Posted at 8:18PM on Jun 5th 2007 by Champloo

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