PS3 exclusive FFXIII bonus is remarkably vague

As you're no doubt aware, Final Fantasy XIII launches all over the world today and several gamers, GamesRadar eds included, aren't sure which version to pick up. There are pros and cons to each side, like the 360 version comes on three (!) discs and displays at an imperceptibly lesser resolution than the PS3 version, but Achievement whores may prefer to experience Square's newest mega-RPG on their 360s. To sweeten the PS3 pot, Sony's revealed an "incentive" program for those who pick up their version instead - but it's hardly a system-selling bonus.

SCEA Senior Vice President Rob Dyer revealed the special gift in a post on the official PlayStation blog, announcing those who buy the PS3 version of XIII will get a secret in-game item in Final Fantasy XIV (fingers crossed for Odin's horse armor). The second part of the bonus is a bizarrely worded half-announcement, stating PS3 owners will "be able to enter for a potential opportunity to become a beta tester."

Above: Would you like to possibly be able to consider thinking about entering for a chance to play in a pre-release beta?

Free stuff is always good, don't get us wrong. But that's a lot of conditional statements for what amounts to "you might get to play in the beta that's coming later this year." Just give us the beta or don't. Why bother with such vagueness?

Buy the PS3 version for its one-disc Blu-ray tech or true HD display - not a lame-o sort-of promise about a game you may not even be interested in.

March 9, 2010

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  • key0blade - March 10, 2010 1:08 a.m.

    Gettin FFXIII tomorrow; FFXIV looks lae anyway, I didn't enjoy FFXI too much anyway...
  • sleepy92ismypsn - March 10, 2010 12:58 a.m.

    true fans of the series will pick it up for the ps3 most of them probably only have ps3s because they were expecting xiii to be a ps3 exclusive when they bought their consoles i can understand this game being on the wii because the series started out on a nintendo console but microsoft should have nothing to do with final fantasy and they dont desrve to have it on their console well at least versus xiii is still ps3 exclusive
  • ichigoame - March 10, 2010 12:55 a.m.

    yeah i got it in the post on PS3 and then i saw that twitter post from them and then i looked inside the case,took out the secret code..then put it back in the case and closed it. i don't even want XIV anyway,i would have liked it if they'd given a demo of versus..or at least some new footage
  • Cyberninja - March 9, 2010 11:53 p.m.

    i have the ps3 version because i only have ps3, wii and both handhelds

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