Final Fantasy Versus XIII cancellation rumors are false says Square Enix

Despite recent rumors to the contrary, Square Enix confirm last night that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is alive and well. The initial rumors surfaced last week when a source told Kotaku that the project had been shelved but that Square Enix might never announce the cancellation for fear of dipping stock prices.

However, last night Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada took to Twitter to say, "It seems someone is spreading a false rumor aboutVersus being canceled," he said (in Japanese). He continued, saying that he's just been to a meeting on Versus XIII and "if you were to see the city etc. presented today, you wouldn't be able to stand from surprise." (We're assuming this is awkwardly translated hyperbole.)

While we're inclined to believe Wada for obvious reasons, the initial rumor did say that Square Enix would be unlikely to announce the cancellation. Though, that could simply be due to an unreliable source trying to cover his/her story.

Of course, even if it's not canceled, that doesn't mean it will ever see the light of day. Right now the game has been in development for at least six years (it was announced at E3 2006), and there's no release date currently in sight. That's still not exactly a great sign.


  • Sjoeki - July 24, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    The PS3 is the console I play most of my games on but damnit Sony, stop hyping games that don't have an actual set release date, I'm okay with games that get delayed for tweaking and bug fixing. Not so okay with getting excited for a game that falls of the radar for 5 years (Versus XIII, Last Guardian, Agent? What happened with that game?), and ends up in development hell.
  • profile0000 - July 24, 2012 11:32 a.m.

    Damnit. Just come out already so I can sink $60 and 50 hours into it.
  • Moondoggie1157 - July 24, 2012 11:48 a.m.

    Big surprise... Who knew that a Kotaku rumor might prove to be false? Glad it's not dead though, even if it was just a glimpse of a possible game, it looked pretty cool.

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