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Final Fantasy XIII finally operating on PS3 hardware

It was bound to happen eventually. Final Fantasy XIII has been confirmed to have entered the land of PS3 hardware. Yep, the White Engine is up and running on the PS3, so those graphics we've drooled over are apparently going to be exactly what we see in the final build. No surprises -- this is Square Enix, after all. What isn't clear is how recently this change took place. Was it on PS3 hardware at TGS? Was it on PS3 hardware at E3?

Either way you paint it, the canvas is still mostly empty; if FFXIII is just not getting onto the PS3 hardware, we'll probably not see it in 2008. Not very surprising, since FFXII took nearly five years to develop, granted there were a lot of hardships felt by many of the people involved in the game during development. Also revealed is that the December issue of EGM is going to feature FFXIII as one of its headlining previews, so if you're itching for info on the game, run out and snag that issue when it comes out. We'll be on top of it as well!

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1. ....i dont get it

Posted at 12:12PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Justin

2. @1

OMG Justin... I'm going to mentally delete your comment... Basically what's happening is that FFXIII is running on the PS3, so what we are seeing is the builds of the game, hence those kick ass graphics is what you'd be playing!! WHICH MEANS!!! That when the final build comes out in 08 or whenever it's going to seriously PWN some ass!! Square pushes the limits on all the app's they do! I can NOT STRESS ENOUGH how huge this is going to be!! System Seller... PERIOD!

Posted at 12:19PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Byron517

3. Lol....a system seller the year 2009 and possibly 2010!

Sorry but sony needs games like that now.

Otherwise sales will continue to be mediocre at best.

That being said however I look forward to hearing more about the game and I really want to see the trailers that were shown for this and Versus at TGS.

And more than anything I just want Square Enix to EXPLICITY tell us whether its going to be on the 360 or not.

Posted at 12:22PM on Sep 25th 2007 by LiasonAngel08

4. the "ps3 only" at the end of the TGS trailers not good enough for u?

Posted at 12:26PM on Sep 25th 2007 by fluffy22

5. My heart stopped as I read the first paragraph.

Thought it was going to end with "confirmed to enter 360 land"


I still need to put FFXII to rest...I hate having a job!

Posted at 12:27PM on Sep 25th 2007 by railven

6. @3

Your right.. If they are just now running it on the hardware it could be a while.. However knowing Square they won't put anything out unless they know it's complete and by that I mean up to par with what they are known to produce.. Also, I believe that Square and Sony have terms for exclusive games so this won't be coming to the 360 if that's true! ALSO with what I've been reading on how huge and detailed this game is going to be it be "software" impossible to fit it on a DVD9 so hence NO LOVE FOR YOU XBOTS!! However I could be wrong either way I'm looking forward to hearing more bout this game because you are right sir PS3 needs games right now...



Posted at 12:28PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Byron517

7. lol..@ 2, i KNOW that, but i LONG have the trailers been running on PS3 software?

and before they actually were...what were we watching?

target renders? (like motorstorm & killzone2)

anyways, it can only be good news for Sony, and that means good news for me. and good news makes me happy :)

Posted at 12:33PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Justin

8. @ byron, actually...i heard there's this new 360 game coming out on 4 DVD9 discs announced at TGS.

i'll try to find the link.

but HERE is where it comes down to the whole "extra space is not needed this generation" bullshit that xbots tend to bring up ever so often.

Posted at 12:35PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Justin

9. Typo. "Now" not "Not"

also wheres the info on Advent Children being touched up for Blu-Ray!, get on it!

Posted at 12:46PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Eric E

10. it is:

Lost Odyssey (xbox 360)

either way, i wont be buying it

Posted at 12:47PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Justin

11. Lol the ps3 only thing that was shown at the end of a trailer by Square Enix was not for FFXIII if I remember correctly.

That was for another game. And I read that all on Joystiq and ps3fanboy.

As for the whole "DVD 9" argument....its getting old folks. Multiple Discs have been used before and theres no reason why they won't be used again.

Personally I'm not fat. Nor am I lazy. I don't mind changing the discs once in a while for a game.

Especially if that game is Final Fantasy XIII or FFXIII Versus.

And if and when its confirmed for the "ps3 only" I'll probably borrow a ps3 from someone else (although I don't know anyone who has one around here), play it for the experience, and then return it.

When will ps3fanboy put up the trailer? Why is Square Enix being such p*ssies about the trailers? I mean you'd think that they'd be willing to generate more excitement about the title since the game prob won't come out for a long time.

Posted at 12:48PM on Sep 25th 2007 by LiasonAngel08

12. these comments are really deppresing, this is the last time I come here..

Posted at 12:50PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Irwin

13. I AM fat and I AM lazy and welcome the extra space of Blu-ray. (And going to the front door to get my repaired console from the courier doesn't interest me either)

PS3FB said 2 months ago that this game was only 2% done so not surprising that it'll be awhile to get finished...FF fans will wait, we always do.

Posted at 1:03PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Kspraydad

14. @11

after FFXIII trailer, PS3 only
did you really expect a FF game on xbox? =.=

Posted at 1:06PM on Sep 25th 2007 by coplice

15. the "PS3 Only" was seen at the end of both Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII at TGS 07. The game is PS3 exclusive and Square-Enix have repeatedly said so.

Speculation ENDS.

Posted at 1:07PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Aurvant

16. be clear...

the screens weve been seeing on FF13 have all been CG, like the one in this story, the trailer shown at TGS was also CG, the one were NOT seeing

Posted at 1:32PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Xavier

17. I'll be too busy playing MGS4 and MGS-online to worry about when FFXIII is coming out. In the meantime I'm beating ass on Warhawk. I have NG:Sigma sitting inside my PS3 and I haven't even played it once yet.

Posted at 1:37PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Popfrogs

18. "so those graphics we've drooled over are apparently going to be exactly what we see in the final build"

Uh what?

Just like Killzone 2, there's no guarantee their CG so far will match the in-game graphics just because the engine is finally running on hardware. Because it was CEEEEE GEEEEE and not REEEAL

Posted at 1:37PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Ghaleon

19. This isn't a magic guarantee that because the game can now be PROGRAMMED the graphics will auto match CG. You know that won't happen.

Posted at 1:39PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Ghaleon

20. Ghaleon, jump to conclusions much?

I'm ashamed to say that I've scrutinized the screenshots enough to say with confidence that much of what we've seen has been in engine.

Here's one of the more obvious ones that was released just recently. The aliasing really gives it away.

Versus XIII, though, is a different story. All CG so far.

Posted at 1:51PM on Sep 25th 2007 by upz

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