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Final Fantasy title coming to PS4

Talk about a tease. At Sony's PS4 coming-out party today, Square Enix took to the stage to announce...a Final Fantasy title is in development for the PlayStation 4. The, erm, announcement came by way of Shinji Hashimoto, brand director on the Final Fantasy franchise.

Hashimoto offered zero details on what the next-gen Final Fantasy entails. However, the announcement came after Square Enix took to the stage to show off a PS4 tech demo, built on its Luminous Engine, which had previously been seen at E3 2012.

It is unclear if the new Final Fantasy will be the long-undercover Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which was first announced in 2006. As late as last year, Hashimoto confirmed that FF Versus XIII is still in development, and new information is expected to be unveiled in 2013.

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7 comments

  • SnakeinmyBoot - February 22, 2013 1:47 p.m.

    If they want to regain trust with many western gamers that they lost with each FF release from ten on up, They need to go back to the open world map where it is explored with airships that are literally flown by the player.12 was pretty open most of the time but I could not get into 13's "40 hour hallway" even though I got through 10's 30 hour hall while listening to an annoying whining manchild most of the way. That's a sign it's getting worse. Incorporate only the few good things from the newer games like 10's CTB or 10 and 12's Summons fighting alongside you or 13's female lead. If execs think they must have a bishonen main character, make him likeable and integral to the plot like in 9. Or have a badass like Auron or Basch be the main character and make the pretty boy the star of marketing in Japan like 12 should have been. Please, Square, I used to love FF. If you want me to buy your next game, try to make something like what I just mentioned and don't spend 5 years making it working on graphics.
  • MrSpoiler17 - February 21, 2013 4:45 a.m.

    What tease that SE is. For a minute I got excited and then they showed a trailer for the Luminous Engine that we've already seen and a lame, "wait for E3", comment that another guy had to come to say.
  • interasteral7 - February 20, 2013 8:26 p.m.

    I am getting the feeling that Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Agent, and The Last Guardian will shift their development from the Playstation 3 to Playstation 4, since the developers are taking so long to develop their own video game on the Playstation 3.
  • shawksta - February 20, 2013 6:17 p.m.

    I am %100 sure that this is exactly as Iwata saying Smash would be on Wii U, its just his word and im sure with Xlll not even done yet, they barely did anything
  • ZuzuPachulia - February 20, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    They could have done something big, but instead announced an announcement and showed a year old trailer. I am greatly disappointed
  • n00b - February 20, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    DAMN IT SQUARE FINISH VERSUS XIII ALREADY
  • ThatGamerDude - February 20, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    Please let it be FFVXIII and not some crappy cash-grab like FFXIV was.

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