Following Final Fantasy XIII‘s announcement for Xbox 360 in Japan, Square Enix director Tetsuya Nomura tweeted about multiplatform development for Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
“Multiplatform is when you start development on a game with the assumption of optimizing for multiple platforms,” Nomura wrote. “Porting is something that’s done after you’ve developed a game specifically for a particular platforms. The debate over porting is decided by the management based off the current market and the costs. All I can say right now as a developer is that Versus is being developed specifically for the PlayStation 3.”
Interesting tweet, Nomura. But why?