In May 2006, before the PlayStation 3 even released, a title that I personally have been extremely excited for was revealed. Final Fantasy Versus XIII looked to be the next great Final Fantasy, yet an entire console generation (and nearly three Final Fantasy XIII games) has come and gone with very little information given. Versus XIII looked to be vaporware and many gave up on ever actually seeing the game materialize. Just shy of seven years since its original announcement, Tetsuya Nomura, the game’s director and character designer, may have given the breath of life back into a project many thought was long dead.
On the pilot episode of Square Enix Merchandise Radio, Nomura appeared as a special guest and, in the traditional spirit of beating the proverbial dead horse, the inevitable question of Versus XII came up. This time however, we were treated to better news than we have heard in a long time.
It’s a delicate situation within the company. The date for our next reveal is set and we are working toward preparing information for that. Perhaps the details as to why information couldn’t be released might be touched upon with the next information announcement.
The information provided is still very vague, as no specific date is given for the next “information announcement”, so for all we know that could be sometime in 2015, though that is unlikely. With the next console generation right around the corner and E3 in a couple of months, chances are looking good that we’ll finally be seeing what has become of the game that Final Fantasy fans have been waiting seven years to hear more information on.
What’s your take on Versus XIII? Is it now a PS4 title? Has it been re-branded as Final Fantasy XV? Will the game live up to it’s hype this long after inception or should this one be taken off life support? Let us know your thoughts, comments, and speculation on Final Fantasy Versus XIII in the comments below, and stay tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle while we keep our ears to the ground for any more information on this elusive project.