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Square Enix job ad hints Final Fantasy Versus XIII far from complete, heading to 360

If you were expecting to play Final Fantasy Versus XIII anytime soon, don't count on it. Square Enix has just posted a job listing for a "Battle Planner" for the game. Exactly how much of this game have the developers actually completed?

You don't need to remind Final Fantasy fans that retail listings for Versus XIII at one time showed a 2008 holiday season release date. Some even suggested it would come out before Final Fantasy XIII (which itself was notably delayed). But then Versus went totally MIA. Details became nonexistent. The game that was shrouded in mystery became even more mysterious.


Above: Sure it looks cool, but after more than three years we still don't know exactly what's going on

Some news came a couple months ago when Square Enix finally released a new trailer. And then, in an interview, designer Tetsuya Nomura confessed the game may not be a PS3 exclusive as previously assumed.

That news has been further cemented by the recent Square Enix job listing. In the description, according to a Japanese translation quoted by Kotaku, the post calls for someone with "development experience on a PS3, or Xbox 360 package title."

When Final Fantasy XIII went multi-platform, PS3 fanboys could at least hold onto the hope that Versus XIII would still be exclusive to their heralded consoles. But it's looking more and more like that's not the case.

Also looking increasingly bleak are the game's release date expectations. Square Enix has previously said it expects to ship the game in Japan in December. If the game still needs an extra Battle Planner, though, how realistic could that be?

In other words, remember a couple years ago when you had no idea what Final Fantasy Versus XIII was? Apparently you and Square Enix had something in common.

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13 comments

  • Ilyere - October 19, 2010 2:14 p.m.

    I'd be relieved if they did. I do mean to get a PS3, but not anytime soon.
  • g4m3rk1dd - October 19, 2010 11:48 a.m.

    more news for me to piss people off about :) this means i dont need to keep saving for a new ps3 and just go ahead and get the game for my 360 :D
  • JakeyBaby - October 19, 2010 7:54 a.m.

    For me personally... Don't care. What is a Final Fantasy game these days anyway?
  • Dvsshark - October 19, 2010 2:01 a.m.

    You know what. I was sort of excited for this title, but after three years of nothing I forgot about it completely. Now that that it is resurfacing now most likely as multiplatform doesn't surprise me at all,but what does surprise me is that they don't know what the hell they want to do with. What happen in those three years?
  • jakab11 - October 19, 2010 2 a.m.

    Note:I own both consoles but prefer my 360 and purchased FFXIII for my 360, so take these comments with a grain of fanboy salt if you must I'm honestly glad its being released for 360(assuming this is true) as well as the ps3, this means more work but also more revenue for square(because we know its all about the money) that being said, for the development schedule they're using, this better be everything i wanted from KH3(minus story obviously) and then with an excellent story and a gaming revolution/epiphany thrown in for kicks and giggles. I know it won't do that, but i'll buy it and probably enjoy it anyway... I guess my point it, awesome, more people get to enjoy the greatness that is Square's games!
  • LordAngus1992 - October 19, 2010 1:24 a.m.

    Is it just me or is the title itself flawed? It should be FF13 Versus. FFV13 implies that it is the 13th FF Versus. It's not it's a game in the FF13 series.
  • n00b - October 19, 2010 12:47 a.m.

    lol this will be the new gran turismo 5
  • NinjaJamez - October 19, 2010 12:20 a.m.

    SQUARE-ENIX is not making things very smoothly since they are making their games multiplatform
  • KaiokenKid - October 19, 2010 12:14 a.m.

    Itll probaly end up being better on PS3 anyway like 13 did.Anyway, both consoles (360 and PS3) are losing exclsuvies.
  • Syncmaster - October 19, 2010 12:04 a.m.

    now I can say: "what the fuck is this game about anyway?" and not get bashed by ps3 fanboys? hurray
  • Clovin64 - October 19, 2010 midnight

    My magic 8-Ball predicts a much-delayed 2015 release date.
  • iJizzLots - October 18, 2010 11:46 p.m.

    Just because of this news I'm going to visit some forums from my past. I remember when FF13 was revealed to be on the Xbox360, every other post from PS3 users were "Versus looked cooler anyways" "Versus will be 10 times better!" Lol fanboy nostalgia
  • ThePigHostage - October 18, 2010 11:37 p.m.

    This is going to be the new Duke Nukem Forever.

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