Final Fantasy XV announced for PlayStation 4
posted on 06.10.13 at 10:22 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Versus XIII rebranded for the fifteenth coming.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII is Versus XIII no longer.

During Sony’s E3 press conference, director Tetsuya Nomura revealed the game to be Final Fantasy XV, no longer for PlayStation 3, but for PlayStation 4 instead.

Nomura promises there will be “more news in the days to come.”

Watch the announcement trailer below.

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  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Now I can rest in peace.

  • Himiko


  • Tyler James Sherwood

    FFXV and KH3 on PS4. I think we have a repeat of the PS2 days XD

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Excuse while I cry manly te- Oh who am I kidding.


  • Sal Romano



    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      Too bad we didn’t hear the words exclusive
      But I still screamed like a fangirl lol

      • Budgiecat

        Sony stepped in to help finance it in 2011 when the PS4 devkits were released. That’s why there was that one news report from S-E back then saying “Versus has gone into ‘full development’ in Sept 2011”

        • Bryce Blalex Douglas

          If this is true they’ve driven the nail even deeper into Microsoft’s coffin.

    • 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

      I expected it to be exclusive to PS4. Nevertheless I’m incredibly excited. Finally some Noctis and Stella action on the horizon. In Nomura I trust =)

    • Tetsu


  • Taelsien


  • Derpazu

    Potentially the greatest game of all time right there.

    No mention of exclusivity though.

  • MasterSensei

    Lets face it here Xbox has NO chance now… KINGDOM HEARTS 3!!!!!1!

  • ZeroCals

    While the game looks amazing, I can’t help but feel like the move to PS4 is a huge FU to fans that have been waiting for this game since it was shown prior to the PS3’s launch.

  • InsaneChronos

    Is it exclusive or not?

    • Bob Obb

      Highly doubt it, PS4/Xbone are basically the same console (as far as architecture), although Xbone version be a little scaled down graphically

  • Genesis

    I had a feeling! This looks so wonderful!

  • PrinceHeir

    fuck yes!!!!

    love the new trailer :D

    i just hope it is a true open world game :D

    lots of open world games!!

    MGSV, Watch Dogs, and now Versus XIII!!

    i hope for Shenmue 3 and Yakuza 6 please!

    throw in some Virtua Fighter 6 as well!!!!!!!

    • MasterSensei

      Imagine a more open world version of Kingdom Hearts 3? with the power of the PS4 we can go to more Disney worlds and spend more time there too

      • Budgiecat

        Like Kinect Disney World only with less suckage?

  • MrRobbyM

    Thi is probably multiplat now but is this stays Exclusive to PS4,a long with KH3, Sony already won next-gen.

  • dior

    trailer was cool. we’ll get it by 2017 I’m guessing since they didn’t show a release point

  • fallen

    Geez, Final Fantasy, where have you been? Good to see you again.

  • Locksus

    Amazing! They still didn’t announce a release date, though :(
    So, is this exclusive to the PS4?

  • rockman29

    And all of you were mad I said they would move this to PS4 maybe….

  • Locksus

    Aww hell, Sony basically confirmed this not being exclusive.

    • King-Prodigy-X

      It’s exclusive quit looking for reason to find it multiplat.

      • Locksus

        Please, do provide us with a link where it says it’s an exclusive. Quit being delusional. If they announce it to be exclusive later, great. But now it looks like it will be multiplat

        • King-Prodigy-X

          Its exclusive get over it

          • Locksus

            Look, I’d love if it was exclusive but you don’t have any kind of proof about it being exclusive. I believe Sony would have said it if it was.

            • King-Prodigy-X

              You can believe what you want.

              • Locksus

                Yeah, I will as long as you’re unable to prove that this and KH3 aren’t multiplat.
                I want it to be exclusive, but right now that doesn’t seem to be the case here.

                • KnifeAndFork

                  Well you’re right so you guys can hug now

          • bloodiOS

            You’re just shouting out with no concrete fact! You’re trying to convince yourself or something here?

            • King-Prodigy-X

              I’m telling you guys its exclusive just watch.

              • bloodiOS

                I hope so, too. But right now it isn’t a fact. Though it does seem very likely with the Xbone’s future basically just blacked out.

                • King-Prodigy-X

                  Don’t you think if it was on Xbox Done they would have announced it after the Xbox unveiling in May.

                  • bloodiOS

                    But Square also didn’t announce exclusivity, and I can guess why. They just wants to keep their options open. It’s a business after all, so they want to gain profits as much as possible. Whether or not the game is going to be a Sony exclusive is all depends how the Xbone performs in the future.

      • Luna Kazemaru
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    • Raiu

      This was last month and now that it actually happened… This source is legit as far as I know…

    • KnifeAndFork

      It’s kinda strange that they pick XIV to be the exclusive (even though it’s not really an exclusive since it’s on PC) over XV…especially since XBox One and PS4 are practically PC’s…and FF XIV seems more ‘Western friendly’ than FF XV

      • Matt Andre

        XIV: ARR was always planned for PS3 (even when it was Version 1.0), now it’s just getting the upgraded version too on PS4. And when they say exclusive, it’s console exclusivity.

        I do agree, it IS weird to see KH3 (without the older games) and FFXV on Xbox One, considering how poorly the 360 version of FFXIII sold, compared to PS3.. But eh. XBO is still boned by the game restrictions, higher price and general shifty Microsoft behaviour..

  • Alvaro Bernedo

    Manly tears of joy for this one. The world just looks breathtaking.

  • King-Prodigy-X

    7 fucking years yes. Its about damn time. I’m crying right now.

  • Raiu

    I admit… I was jizzing at the shear awesomeness of seeing this….

  • SpectralRaiden

    Did Sony rape Microsoft this E3?……Psych! Whymask such a silly question. $400 pricepoint and FFXV and KHIII–I got my answer. I usually never had a problem with MS, but their priorities were just fked from the get go on what they wanted out this upcoming gen:-(

  • shogunknight

    God, its magnificient. And i can see Leviathan, how i missed thee

  • new_tradition

    It’s surprisingly hard trying not to call this Versus anymore xD

    I’m not gonna lie, I kept hoping this game would remain a PS3 game mainly because I didn’t want to buy a new console for just one new game, but Sony luckily reassured me quite a bit with the 399 price point of the PS4. Not exactly chump change, but far more attainable than I originally expected.

    (Plus the critical hit was announcing KH3 as well for PS4, so yeah *_*)

    • Tetsu

      I thought the same thing! I’m gonna probably call it Versus for a long time lol.

      Now….who knows how long we’ll have to wait for Kingdom Hearts 3 though o____o

      Also, here’s hoping that Vers…i mean XV is coming soon, real soon.

    • KingNigma

      It’ll probably take another 7 years to break the habit but I still can’t believe that and KH3 are actually coming.

  • Anime10121

    Sniffles, best day to be a gamer ever, and I’ve been gaming since nintendo!

  • DarthBrian

    dat Leviathan. <3 <3 <3

  • Elvick

    Sony, throw all the money at this game to remain exclusive (and KH3) and you will destroy.

  • Reda1234

    One of the reasons I bought a PS3 over 360 was because of FFVXIII, but now that’s it moved to PS4, I’m not really all that bothered by it. but if Sony doesn’t secure an exclusive deal for it, it would be big FU to all Playstation Fans who have been eagerly awaiting this game.

    • Matt Andre

      Not really, considering barely anyone will buy the Xbox One. Only gullible morons who seem to think being spied on and not actually owning their games (merely renting) is okay. Oh well.
      Also, it was made for PS4 in mind. Xbox One version will merely be a shoddy port (FFXIII’s 360 version was. Lower framerate, less drawdistance/things appearing on screen). PS4 is the superior version.

  • Zero

    I think I started to cry during the trailer. Welcome back old friend! Welcome back!

    • Sae-Won Yoon


    • celebrinando

      is back and more beautiful than ever, open world, action rpg, awesome, a dream FF

    • kuusou yume

      I bought the Advent Children: CE bluray that had a short demo scene of it. it’s improved graphically by leaps and bounds.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Hey do you think this is still running on Crystal Tools engine or did they revamp the whole thing to Luminous? Most likely the former with Luminous sprinked in for lighting effects I’m thinking..

      • Zero

        Good question.

        I’m not sure, of course. My guess (Right now) would be –

        It’s still some kind of Hybrid engine just for the game. It’s likely using Luminous, but like I said, some kind of Hybrid with lots of tweaks and such. We do know it’s supporting Direct X 11, which is pretty awesome.

        I’m not sure if will ever know all the details. Perhaps, one of these days, when the game is finally released. They might release all the details on some kind of DVD or in one of the Ultimania books. I think the book is far more likely to happen.

  • LordKaiser

    Well this only means that I won’t get this any sooner and may be out of print when I get the PS4.

  • rainelee

    Very impressive. Now more than ever, I want this game. Freaking amazing.

  • futuristic_imagination

    Hope Square will release high res images so I can put it as my wallpaper. Also a high quality version of the trailer, so i can watch it in repeat. ^_^

    Now I got to start saving my money for PS4 and FFXV!

  • Willgaea

    I had to take off my shirt during the trailer. My wife asked why did you do that? To which I replied “My back is all sweaty.” I didn’t know games could still make me this pumped up.

  • SaveTheDay

    The (pho)Enix is born anew.

  • Zero

    By the way. This trailer was bad ass! The excitement of just getting to see something from Versus (15) , it almost makes you forget how awesome the trailer itself is.

  • Ace

    This is awesome. But I really wish it was on PS3 and PS4… =/

  • Demolish

    that what we are need it,thank you square enix love u

    edit: u know the monster or summon is name Leviathan :)

  • Noctis Caelum

    OMG i didn’t even watched the trailer, but the first picture i saw, is just unbelieveable amazing.

    i can not even breath normally. xD

    • Kita

      Its like a dream, isn’t it? TwT

      • Noctis Caelum

        yeah, now your saying… yes it’s like a beautiful dream. :D

  • Bangarang

    Final Fantasy is officially BACK

    • Matt Andre

      It never left… No, really. It didn’t go anywhere. Dislike games in the series all you like, no one is forcing you to play them, and it does NOT discount them.

      • Bangarang

        Haha I never said I disliked them. In fact, I love the series as a whole, have completed many of them, and have a ton of respect for the effort they put into them, including the most recent two which were somewhat negatively received: XIII and XIII-2. I just meant that it’s back in the sense that overall, the majority of JRPG/FF fans (and even non-JRPG/FF fans!) seem to be excited about it and I have yet to find any people criticizing it. I can’t remember the last time that’s happened…

        So yeah, no dislike from my end, but I see how my comment was misleading :)

        • Matt Andre

          Ah, sorry for the confusion! D: Didn’t mean to come across as aggressive either.. I agree, it’s really nice to see! All this “decline of Final Fantasy and Japanese games”, when they’ve still been really strong, contrary to the lolInternet =P I’ve shrugged off a few of the games.. I mean, FFII’s battle/”leveling” system is excruciatingly dumb. FFVIII’s plot goes on holiday a bit into Disc 2 and takes a major turn for the weird.. But I still found it enjoyable! Anything I don’t find enjoyable, I just.. Y’know.. Won’t like it. I don’t feel the need to go around internet places like Reddit, like people seem to do, and rant about how “it sucks because I don’t like it!”.. Sure, one is allowed to not like a thing, but that’s merely their opinion.

          Good to know there’s other like-minded cool people around! :D

          • Bangarang

            No problem, and I agree! FF followers, in my opinion, appreciate quality in games. The amount of thought and creativity that goes into developing the world, characters, outfits, dialogue, etc. shows what visionaries they have. I’d rather play a “bad” FF game than a “really good” sequel of a game that comes out each year, but that’s just me. Not to mention, if I’m dropping $60 for it, I’d like to have ample game play and every FF game has always given me well over 100 hours :)

            Side note: if you haven’t already, I’d suggest this fantastic fan made magazine about the 25 year FF history:

            • Matt Andre

              Duly noted, and clicked! :D I mean.. FF games aren’t flawless, by any means. Some I’ve found jaw-dropping emotionally, etc, but I also find things I’m less of a fan of or things I do less of. Like.. I love Triple Triad in FFVIII, but Tetra Master in IX..? Not so much! But I frakking *adore* FFIX as a game. So much of that game meant a lot to me. Seeing FFX at a high school friend’s place for the first time and not owning a PS2 at the same time (still had a PS1).. I wanted to move on. I even tend to like turn-based RPGs over action.. But I am *hyped* for XV. I love KH’s combat, so I can’t see how I wouldn’t like XV’s!

  • Alkaid

    call me weird but I am kinda sad, Stella’s redesign makes my heart ache. She was like a respectable, character strong woman in the past. Now she seems so very girl. .. .__.”
    I feel like I lost a really good female protagonist/antagonist. xD

    • KnifeAndFork

      What? She wasn’t even in the trailer. I just saw the back of some little girl running and a voice over. How do you get all that from that??

      • Alkaid

        The female voice and the words, the blond child running and the character at the end, that blond yound woman was Stella. At least I think she was.

        There is only one person in Final Fantasy Versus that knows Noctis from his childhood days and would say those exact words to him. At least according to the last (mute) trailers we saw with that woman.

        • Matt Andre

          I’m not seeing a difference in redesign, really.. She still looks the same, just.. Shinier.

  • KingNigma

    I’m seeing that it’s also coming to Xbox One. Shouldn’t be a problem now that it’s next gen.

    • Alkaid

      It is, they confirmed it right now, same with KH-III

      • KnifeAndFork

        That’s gonna piss off a lot of people but whatever

        • Alkaid

          Understandably so, but it is still Square Enix so it was to be expected. It’s just some kind of underhanded joke that they renamed the title to mock the “Versus PS3 exclusive deal”.

        • Pyrofrost

          Fans can get pissed and whine about betrayal all they want. To be completely honest, Sony fucked over Square first.

          • KnifeAndFork

            You know they say 2 wrongs don’t make a right.

            Many like me bought a PS3 for FF Versus XIII. But it’s been so long I don’t care anymore. I just want to play the game. Sick of FF XIII too.

            • Pyrofrost

              I was just talking about why SE originally got pissed off at Sony during the PS2 era.

              And I feel the same as you, I’m glad to be finally getting this game. ^_^

              • KnifeAndFork

                Well there’s some old partial truth to that….Sakaguchi being pissed off at Ken Kutaragi for reasons I forget. Which is why I guess he refuses to make games still for Sony with Mistwalker (even though Ken retired long ago).

                • Pyrofrost

                  I really don’t know about all that. I’m talking about something different.

                  Not long after the release of FFXI, Sony decided to discontinue the fat PS2 and go with a PS2 slim which does not use the HDD. This made FFXI unplayable and fucked SE out of what could have possibly been a shitload more subscribers.

                  • Matt Andre

                    PS2 limitations were what fucked over FFXI. Nothing else. Tanaka “leaving” was the best thing to happen to FFXI, because it’s finally getting improvements it should have had years ago.
                    Also, Sakaguchi isn’t that great, honestly. He barely did anything, contrary to popular belief. He was merely an “overseer”. Hiroyuki Ito and Yoshinori Kitase are the ones who actually did the work. ATB system was created by Ito.
                    Also, Sony actually *helped* SE in speeding up FFXV work. They stepped in and gave extra assistance. The Xbox One versions will merely be shoddy ports.. Look at FFXIII, PS3 was THE home console, built for PS3.. The Xbox 360 version had to be downgraded. Lower framerate, lower drawdistance/things appearing on screen..
                    Hell, Sony were (and are) perfectly happy with doing cross-platform multiplayer (FFXI for example), Microsoft had some fucking insane requirements originally.. Had to be Gold subscriber, attempted to force added issues on SE like having Microsoft-owned servers (to segregate from PS2 version..), among many other archaic things.. It’s no wonder at all that FFXIV: ARR is *exclusively* on PS3/PS4, for consoles.

      • KingNigma

        I’m okay with XV but I still don’t know how I feel about KH3

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  • Tetsu

    They just announced Xbox One is getting this as well :/

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Of course games like FF Versus XIII – now FFXV – and KH3 have to come out for Xbox One as well – despite the fact that they were actually Sony exclusives – because otherwise the Xbox One will have no more chance to compete against the PS4 anyway…

    • Matt Andre

      False. They may be going to Xbox One, but with Microsoft’s absolutely absurd, archaic, backward, shady business practices with game licensing restrictions and constantly spying on you, the PS4 is *still* the better platform. By far. Also, better variety of games, considering the Xbox still just *loves* to overload on bland/grey/brown shooters and the occasional racer. Yes. Great. Except not at all. They can’t rely on Halo forever (mind you, a Halo which is vastly beaten like a dead horse already.. No wonder Bungie moved on. 343 have zero originality. At all.)

  • artemisthemp

    I hope Square Enix will give PS4 owner a little more than Xbox One.

    Hopefully they still have Trophy = theme

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