Nomura Causes More Confusion on FFXIII Versus Exclusivity
Tetsuya Nomura doesn’t have his own twitter account; he tweets out of the twitter page for The 3rd Birthday. In a cryptic – yet very informative tweet – Nomura-san discusses what he knows about Final Fantasy Versus XIII’s future on the current generation of consoles.
Since the first trailer for Versus XIII was released , it was made clear at the ending that it was “for PlayStation 3”. Nomura-san reinforces this statement, but does so using an interesting backdrop. He had this to say:
Multiplatform is when you start development on a game with the assumption of optimizing for multiple platforms. Porting is something that’s done after you’ve developed a game specifically for a particular platforms. The debate over porting is decided by the management based off the current market and the costs. All I can say right now as a developer is that Versus is being developed specifically for the PlayStation 3
True, Nomura-san does confirm the title is still on PS3; but the door is left open that it could be ported. It’s hard to say exactly what will happen – it’s definitely we will keep our eyes on