Rumor: Final Fantasy Versus XIII coming to PS3 and PS4
posted on 04.22.13 at 08:21 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Latest rumor claims cross-generation Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII, oft-rumored to have made the jump from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 (and with a Final Fantasy XV name change, at that), will be available on both platforms, according to a Gameblog.fr source “close to Square Enix.” 

According to the site, the shift occurred in 2011, and Sony assisted with the money aspect of the PlayStation 4 port, which echoes a previous rumor.

“Our source confirmed that Sony reportedly helped the transition, financially, with the PS4 port,” said the site. “The price for such exclusivity? Difficult to judge.”

Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura recently said the date to reveal new information on the game has been set. It was last shown in January 2011.

Square Enix will discuss the game at this year’s E3,  according to the rumor, where the publisher has already said it will unveil a new Final Fantasy for PlayStation 4.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • LETS PRAY FOR LOCALIZATION

    I don’t know what to believe anymore x.x

  • Ritsujun

    I’m gonna get both versions.
    Vita version too, please.

    • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

      I advise you to drop those Vita hopes :P

      Remember the reason FFX|X-2 HD is releasing on 2 Vita carts? – Space. A Vita cart currently holds a mere 4GB of data tops. FFvXIII will probably push close to the full 50GB limit of the optical disc. What I’ve seen so far looks like a highly customized PS3 engine pushing the hardware to the bleeding edge. I don’t think it would even be possible to port it to Vita.

      I might end up buying both versions myself if the rumors hold merit come launch day. FFvXIII is the reason I bought a PS3.

      • Zackasaur

        At the very least, the entire game will be playable on the PS Vita when streamed from the PS4. :3

        • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

          Thanks for the refresher guys =)
          As you can easily see, Ritsujun, you can bury the hopes for a Vita version as you can stream the full PS4 game to the handheld instead :P

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          If Sony can actually deliver it… Don’t get me wrong, I’m hoping for it as well…

          Remember the promises of remote play between PS3 and PSP/Vita?

          • Elvick

            Difference being that remote play on PS3 requires the developer to actually do something. Since the system isn’t designed around having it as a standard OS feature. PS4 is.

      • Tenshiken

        Don’t forget that Shuhei said all PS4 games will have day one remote play compatibility with the Vita so you should be able to stream the PS4 version to the Vita.

    • http://www.guidingtech.com/ Alvaro Bernedo

      We should be able to play it on the Vita since all PS4 games are supposed to support remote play.

  • AuroraXIII

    Sounds good to me. I wonder which engine it’s running on.

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    If the rumour is true, awesome. One great news about the game itself.

  • okarin

    my body is ready

  • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but FFvXIII could be the best looking PS3 exclusive (right now it still seems that TLOU could beat the graphical prowess of Heavy Rain, U2/3, GoW3 and KZ3 || edit: Budgiecat reminded me of BEYOND: Two Souls, which had totally slipped my mind at the time of composing this comment. Thanks for the reminder, mate.) so I can’t even comprehend what Nomura could do with PS4 hardware.
    Thus I’d be inclined to get it on PS4, as I’d be most likely buying the LE console anyways.

    Having secured a megaton like FF(vXIII) as a console exclusive will give Sony a huge competitive advantage over MS. I don’t think a new Forza, Halo or Gears (or any “new IP” FPS, TPS, Kinect2 game or racer) will have such a huge impact as an exclusive FF game, a gorgeous one at that, at the beginning of a system’s life cycle.

    PS3/PS4 cross gen release is highly likely as the game must’ve consumed a handsome amount of cash already. releasing on PS4 only would hardly recoup the investment.

    • Budgiecat

      Heavy Rain? You’re forgetting Beyond: Twin Souls, which looks like a launch PS4 game…

      • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

        BEYOND: Two Souls hasn’t been released yet :P
        To be fair, TLOU hasn’t either but I actually did forget to include it (BEYOND). Thanks for reminding me. I don’t think it’s quite fair, though.
        All the games I’ve mentioned are running at native 720p whereas Beyond is somewhere in the 1280×544 range. While it does look like being presented in a cinematic 21:9 (2.35 AR) format it also means that QD saved a huge amount of bandwidth by severely reducing the amount of physical pixels seen on screen compared with the games I’ve already mentioned.

        The technological and artistic achievement is still remarkable but I simply feel that a native 720p buffer requires more tech-know.how to pull those visuals off at an acceptable framerate.

        Beyond is one of my most anticipated game releases ever, as is TLOU and FFvXIII. I have been very vocal about my opinion on the game and I hope we get some info on EU CEs soon, as I have already pre-ordered the Ellie Edition of TLOU.

        I friggin’ love Ellen Page and I greatly appreciate QDs take on the adventure game genre. If there’s one thing I’m cautious of it’s the framerate/ screen tearing issue. At E3 the game was shown in two formats. One v-synced with no screen-tearing, but noticeable frame rate drops and the hands-on demo with an unlocked frame-rate albeit with noticeable screen-tearing. I always prefer v-sync over higher framerates so I hope the final product ships with v-sync instead of screen-tearing.

    • bleach630

      i played TLOU demo at comic-con and it doesn’t beat UC3 Graphic, in fact UC3 beat TLOU Graphically.

  • http://twitter.com/grschu Greg S

    I’ll believe it when it’s in my hands.

    • $733987

      I wouldn’t believe it even if it was in your hands.

      • whiteferrero

        wahahaha. i lol’d so hard from this. :D

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Truth

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Yeah! Now I’m Excited!! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/willemiliano William Emiliano

    Thank God!!! Aleluia!!!! Oh man…i’m crying…i’ll not have to buy a new console to play this game…

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    Final Fantasy XVersus: The Phantom Pain

    • http://backloggery.com/axersia Axersia

      You’re doing it wrong — it’s Final Fantasy XV[ersus]013: 3.5 * 2 Years After AD2K6

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    I’m excite!

  • Zuhri69

    Don’t care. As long as it’s in my hands. If its for both, great. I’ll take both.

  • Anime10121

    Depending on when the game actually releases, I may be inclined to actually get a ps4 for this. But I want to wait to see if there are any other big games coming out for it that interest me. Right now tho I’m still leaning towards gettin this for PS3, as that system currently gets the most use.

  • Adol Christin

    I think this is for the best. Fans, who can’t afford to buy the PS4 version can still enjoy the game. And PS4 gets a HUGE EXCLUSIVE upgraded version with usual improved graphics, etc

    • MrRobbyM

      I just hope the port is upgraded enough. The larger the difference between each version, the more sales. It would also be good for Sony to showcase how much more powerful the PS4 is compared to the PS3.

    • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

      That’d upset me to be honest.

      The game was announced as PS3 exclusive…how many years ago?

      Assuming this is true though, I really hope its just graphically and not any bonus content. If anything, PS3 should get that.

  • Tac-Mex

    Can anyone explain me the hype for this game? Yeah it looks decent but i dont find something extraordinary about it

    • MrRobbyM

      Not to be that guy, but after XIII, any JRPG with a world map and no hallways looks like the best thing ever. That, and the darker look/feeling of the game is reminiscent of PS1 era FF games.

      • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

        It’s a Nomura game. That guy is probably the only name at SE’s internal development team that guarantees a quality product and not a game intended for the western twitch-gamer.

        • MrRobbyM

          That too! As much crap as he gets, Nomura always makes great games.

          • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

            And he tends to focus on one platform per game only, hence taking full advantage of it.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        If anything… I feel like Nomura is bringing back that FF7 magic with FFv13…

    • 罪罰

      “le pi es exclusive by nomura kawaii chan”

    • http://blacksitepsu.deviantart.com/ BlacksitePSU

      Wow. Apparently, calling a game decent and asking why people are interested in it gets you downvoted.

      I think Tetsuya Nomura should have been working on Kingdom Hearts III first and foremost but we’ll probably have to wait another console generation for that to happen.

  • TiAn

    I really hoped for a PS5 release, knowing square it will never be released :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/aly.hesham.7 Aly Hesham

      so you want a ps5 but not a PS6 version ? PS5 is so dated man…its ok if you want it but I prefer PS6 or 7 ;) They aren’t too far off from release either its like 2022 ;) Please wait a bit

  • Zackasaur

    My body is so ready.

  • DesmaX
    • http://www.facebook.com/aly.hesham.7 Aly Hesham

      :’)

  • Farid Belkacemi

    Unfortunately, Gameblog is not a “source” Sal : they write news like that to get a lot of hits… :p

  • Tenshiken

    Wouldn’t be surprised if they changed the name to Final Fantasy XV it would line up with how they changed Final Fantasy Agito Xlll to Final Fantasy Type-0.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    I will believe it if it does happen that way… I heard enough BS as it is…

  • Nice Boat

    I believe developing for the PS4 will delay the game even more since that console is pretty new.

    • Elvick

      Why? It’s easier to develop for than the PS3.

      • Nice Boat

        I mean the PS3 version should be more than 50 percent now. PS4¿s version must be at zero percent of development

        • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

          true, but the PS4 version doesn’t need to be developed from scratch, as does the PS3 version. SE merely need to migrate the assets to PS4 and keep developing the PS3 build ;)
          It should not delay the release too much.

          • LordKaiser

            You make it sound easy but they may need to change the code so it works with a different architecture that it’s not the Cell.

            • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

              what Zero said :P
              Once the code is written it should be a walk in the park.
              PS3 development as notoriously more difficult than PC/360 yet all versions released simultaneously once devs finished their PS3 code of the engine.
              I’m certain SE knew what PS4’s architecture would be like as early as possible. They’re an important partner IF FFvXIII hits PS4 (and PS3) as an exclusive.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          Game development starts on the PC. The next step is porting the game to consoles. It’s way easier to port games from the PC to the PS4.

  • InternatlGamer3

    I wouldn’t doubt it cause SONY is seriously looking to beat MS to the punch with the PS4. While Microsoft had strong 3rd party support up until late 2010 it was then that games like FFXIII didn’t sell as well on Xbox. So SQUEENIX must realize by now that FF just doesn’t sell well on MS consoles.

    • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

      Even though they tried pretty hard to satisfy “the modern western gamer” with a very accessible control scheme, battle system and streamlined character progression/party development ^^

  • True Gamer

    This game would look great on the Ps3, and beautiful on the Ps4.

  • Paul Talada

    Finally a rumor about this game that I can actually be excited about.

  • http://blacksitepsu.deviantart.com/ BlacksitePSU

    I lost interest in Versus XIII a while ago. I’d rather see Hiroyuki Ito’s next Final Fantasy (previously worked on Final Fantasy VI, IX and XII).

    • http://blacksitepsu.deviantart.com/ BlacksitePSU

      Lol @ the downvotes. Doesn’t change that there are other people who are sick of Square Enix’s vaporware BS.

  • Learii

    just come already I only buy my ps3 for this game

  • Warboss Aohd

    i’ll wait fer da PS4 version if dat’s da case.

  • LordKaiser

    Would be wise if they do this. It will please everyone.

  • Potionzmaster

    I was hoping it would be PS4 exclusive, because they would then be able to focus entirely on optimizing it for the PS4. When it’s cross platform, the PS4 version will most likely be just an upgraded version.

    • LordKaiser

      Then it will lose ton of sales on a small audience.

  • Tetsu

    Well this is a good rumor, great even.

    Everybody get hype!

  • Akira_Tenshi

    “Please be excited…..and then have your soul crushed”

    • Willgaea

      Haha nice one.

  • almostautumn

    This makes me happy. I’ll be honest; I didn’t even own a PS3 until that first, super B-A trailer with Noctis, and that was what pushed me over the edge. So if this title were to be a PS4 exclusive now, a system that I willl absolutely not be able to afford when it comes around— I’d have been pretty pissed.

  • Prodigy-X

    Hell Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t Wait For E3!!!!! Sony Is Just On It

  • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

    This would be great. It makes it easier to transition to the PS4 :)

  • PrinceHeir

    so it’s gonna be like Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero/Phantom Pain?

    this could be my reason to buy a PS4 along with Metal Gear Solid 5 and The Last Guardian :)

  • DragonSix

    Gameblog.fr is a shit website, don’t put any credit in the rumor.

  • miyamoto

    Final Fantasy should have stayed exclusive to PlayStation where gamers actually bought them and played them on. So does Dragons Quest 7,8,9,10. I hope SE learn’s from their mistakes.

  • Willgaea

    So basically I have to get all the trophies twice? I have no problem with that at all. Since we have been waiting so long for this game, deep down I want this game to be really really long. Like Disgaea long. I think i’d cry if I beat versus in 50 hours. I think I’ve become demanding now that its been 6+ years.

  • Seraphim Perezz

    That feeling when you know its not gonna be versus but Agni Philosophy the new final fantasy for the Ps4 i cant wait to see reactions of the disapointed people at E3

  • Claudio Antonio Murgas

    This is bs i saw that another final fantasy xiii is coming out and still no versus or x for ps vista the reason why square aren’t making money is cause no one likes final fantasy xiii

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.handibode Joseph Handibode

    Agni Philosophy reminds me of FF Spirits Within and that is not good. It also has Prince of Persia feel and you shouldn’t have that with a Final Fantasy game. Gives us Final Fantasy Versus XIII already.