Final Fantasy XIII Heading to Xbox 360 (Updated)
kula shakerz    2008-07-14, 20:01 pm.

No sorry this is not a joke. This bit of news confirmed what we said last month. Square Enix is a cheap whore and Microsoft has too much money.

This morning at its press briefing at the E3 Media & Business Summit, Microsoft stunned many in the audience by announcing Final Fantasy XIII is now in development for the Xbox 360. Not only is the game coming to the console, it will arrive on the same day and date as the PlayStation 3 edition of the game, which no timed exclusivity of any kind. When exactly that is remains a mystery.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII is apparently still a PlayStation 3 exclusive.

Update: Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIII will still be a PlayStation 3 exclusive in Japan and that it will only be available for the Xbox 360 in English speaking territories.


It is also unknown how many DVD's will be needed for the Xbox but we guess that the box is gonna look something like this.

Final Fantasy X(-2) Fan    2008-07-14, 20:15 pm

I can?t believe Square Enix would do this!!!!! :-( I saw the coverage and I know Microsoft saved it as the last surprise announcement more as a slap of the face to Sony then anything else. Everyone knows that RPGs don?t do that well on the Xbox 360. I just can?t believe Square would sellout that easily. I am really pissed!!!

kula shakerz    2008-07-14, 20:21 pm

I was kinda waiting for this to happen after hearing that SO4 would be a 360 exclusive and that The Last Remnant would be a timed exclusive.

Xin    2008-07-14, 21:40 pm

sorely disappointing considering the huge success of MGS4 as a PS3 exclusive. I'm almost glad I closed my site before this news broke xD

Sledgemeyers    2008-07-15, 05:30 am

I don't know how they're selling out by expanding their market...

Did they sellout when they first moved to Sony by abandoning Nintendo? No, they simply wanted a different type of hardware, so they could make the type of games they wanted to make and again, expand their market and maybe gain some sales.

This console generation is totally looked at the wrong way. PS3 and Xbox 360 are very alike in many ways. Microsoft and Sony are just reaping different benefits. The fact of the matter is tho

Riku_Oblivion    2008-07-15, 07:18 am

The problem I see with this is that people are likely to only buy one system and not a million. And many people choose based on the games. So if more people buy the 360 then all of those awesome games that were keeping Square going will probably drop in sales.

CrimsonAngel    2008-07-15, 07:42 am

Okay a few tips from a Guy with to much times on his hands.

Square is now a 2nd party developer for Microsoft.

So every thing that will come out after this is going to be for the 360 that is what the winds of gaming is telling me.

nail    2008-07-15, 11:53 am

i hate the thought of playing square games on the xbox

Keftenk    2008-07-15, 13:42 pm

SE the sell outs luls

ThEternalGMR    2008-07-15, 16:27 pm

I think its a good thing for Gamers in general. Maybe not for Sony but gamers that cant afford multiple platforms have the chance to play a great game they would miss out on otherwise.

yunasenna    2008-07-15, 20:28 pm

Square Enix has now lost my respect. Final Fantasy is gonna sink now on XBox 360. Square's gonna loose alot of money on this stupid move. For me this makes me angry and disappointed.

apokos    2008-07-16, 02:17 am

Same here, same here!! Idiots!!! now what? FF XIII Versus on Wii? AFF... there was a time when FF VII made millions by one console for a sole purpose...

well, I want Mistwalker games on PS3 too then. HUNF!

kweh!    2008-07-16, 03:35 am

If FFXIII versus stays on the PS3, then so do I.

Ikuzo    2008-07-16, 09:28 am

so that's why FFXIII is taking so long xD (or not)

akevari    2008-07-16, 16:17 pm

God, SquareEnix is dumb. The Xbox360 can't handle the same graphics that a PS3 can. So either the graphics aren't as good on both or they look like crap on the 360. They better leave Versus 13 as a PS3 exclusive.

Keftenk    2008-07-16, 19:53 pm

What was the reason to create the white engine....oh I see, to release one game on the PS3 in one country, while releasing the same game on a different platform in another country...yea, that makes sense <_> Dumb shit SE..

I guess that blow job Bill Gates gave them was mighty good luls.

kula shakerz    2008-07-16, 20:15 pm

We are still getting FFXIII on the PS3 outside of Japan :p And I think the White Engine (now named Crystal Tools) is a multiplatform game engine.

kweh!    2008-07-16, 23:47 pm

I did wonder whether this would happen when they announced that Crystal Tools was a multiplatform engine.

Keftenk    2008-07-17, 14:57 pm

Did I just miss reading it somewhere? Where does it say that 13 is still going to be on the PS3 in the states? All I see is Xbox >_> I must have missed something...

kula shakerz    2008-07-17, 16:16 pm

"published by Square Enix for PlayStation 3 in Japan, North America and Europe, and announced at E3 2008 for the Xbox 360 in North America and Europe"

Dez    2008-07-21, 02:59 am

"Final Fantasy XIII will still be a PlayStation 3 exclusive in Japan and that it will only be available for the Xbox 360 in English speaking territories."

Japan: Only PS3. Outside Japan: PS3 and Xbox. You'll get it on Ps3 no matter where you are.

kweh!    2008-07-24, 05:05 am

So this is no reason to buy an XBox 360 if you live in Japan. I can't help but feel that this is more beneficial for SE than for M$.

kula shakerz    2008-07-24, 18:50 pm

I think both MS and SE knows that the Xbox fails in Japan so there was no point in releasing the game on it :p And you never know, SE might also have done it to boost PS3 sales in Japan.

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