It’s been a few years now since Square Enix announced the Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy XIII series. Phew, what a name! When Final Fantasy XIII was first announced as a multi-platform at the 2008 Microsoft conference at E3, it sent a bit of a shock wave through the Final Fantasy community, since the main series has been predominantly on Sony’s consoles.
Currently, the main buzz is that after almost a year of being out, FFXIII is making it’s grand entrance onto the Xbox 360 in Japan. Now, Tetsuya Nomura has made a statement claiming that the next game in the Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy XIII series, Versus XIII, is “being made specifically for the PlayStation 3.” He goes on to say that if the game were to ever go multi-platform, it would be a port. From Nomura’s point of view,
“Multi-platform 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.”
To put the cherry on top, it has been confirmed that Versus XIII will be available at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.