This blows. Seriously, is this game ever going to be released at all?
In a recent interview with Famitsu, which also saw Square Enix honcho Tetsuya Nomura spill some beans on Kingdom Hearts III and the upcoming Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, it has been revealed that Final Fantasy Versus XIII, unveiled more than five years ago, has still not started full production yet.
“Since we’re still taking on so many new development challenges, the team is still made up of the core members,” he said. “Right now, we’re making preparations to go into full production.”
That figures, actually. Barring a few trailers that have revealed absolutely nothing, and a trickle of screenshots, we’ve been shown or told nothing about this game. However, in spite of the inexcusable delay, Nomura has big plans for the game if it ever enters full production mode. He enthusiastically revealed how he plans on making cutscenes controllable, similar to FPS games, and how the battle system will be well received.
Sure. We heard big promises about Duke Nukem Forever too. It took thirteen years to release, took its developer down, and was ultimately a flaming pile of horseshit. Let’s just hope that doesn’t happen with this game too. We love Final Fantasy, and Square, too much for that.