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
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!