Final Fantasy Versus XIII in full production
posted on 09.11.11 at 12:02 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Action RPG at 100% development power.

Last time we heard from Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the game wasn’t yet in full production. At the time, only the team’s core staff were working on it. Quizzed at a recent fan meeting, Final Fantasy XIII-2‘s Motomu Toriyama and Yoshinori Kitase confirmed the game is now in full production.

Type-0 and Versus XIII have of course advanced to 100 percent development power,” said Kitase during the roundtable.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII will not be at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, which kicks off next week. Though, game director Tetsuya Nomura has said he’s already decided when the game will be shown next.

Thanks, Nova Crystallis.

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  • go-go-boy

    this won’t be at tokyo game show wow i am not surprised to say the least they better never announce a game early ever again that takes them damn near a decade to make and then no KH3 announcement but they making these damn wake job handheld games yea good on you square enix you dumb assess.

    • Kougeru

      @go-go-boy: Handhelds are FAR cheaper to make, and take far less time.

    • whiteferrero

      @go-go-boy: chill, birth by sleep was just released a year ago >.< if they announce it early we'll have another versus xiii fiasco where ppol will keep ranting and ranting about how it never'll get released.

  • Kurai Warrior

    Well that is a huge relief, that means we could see Versus in 2012 after all. Thank god nothing can stop it’s full development now. Now hurry up and show us something new about it!

  • Revorse

    This may be a dumb question but what exactly does “full production” entail?

    • @Revorse: As said, beforehand only the core staff were working on the game, but now it has moved up into ‘full production’ as in a whole team is working on it. Thats what I think, anyway.

      • Sal Romano

        @TezChi: That’s pretty much the answer.

  • Maybe if we’re lucky we will get to see Versus get released in Japan at the Fall of 2012. lol

    • kefert

      @EspadaKiller: THAT would be awesome. then we would get it for holiday 2012 ( hello christmas gift!)

  • KingdomPersona

    This is awesome you know what this mean? That we can FINALLY have this game already so people can shut up and stop crying every 5 Second and see this game HOPEFUL in 2012(at least in japan) i’m excited for this game and we can FINALLY have THE BIG ONE KINGDOM HEART 3 :)

    • whiteferrero

      @KingdomPersona: yeah! release it and people will shut up… oh w8… they’d either rave about how awesome it is, or rant about how disappointed they were. >.< that's just how the net works i guess.

  • Leonix7791

    2012 release date is possible now,TGS here i come next year !

  • Noctionus

    I hope Nomura leaves the company and then make a KH clone. Of course after Versus released then… =DDDD

    • whiteferrero

      @Noctionus: what? what’s KH without the disney? T_T

  • Azure’Sora

    Never lost faith, and will never lose faith in square enix!!

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    Im glad Kitase gave a status update. As for KH I think Birth By Sleep may get a sequel because a hint was given with the international release in japan.

  • Gaara D. Dragon

    What about the -long shot- theory that wants Versus to secretely be FF XIII-3 ?!?!

  • FaithlessMr

    They keep treating us like donkeys with a carrot on top of a stick tied to our foreheads about this game, honestly. I’ve personally had it with small updates on the game status.

    “We’re working on it!”

    “It will be shown at any given point in time from today until god knows when”

    “Keep waiting for it, we’ll show more about it at the next event perhaps unless something else happens!”

    “The game is really good, we’re working on the graphics and polishing every single aspect about this game”

    Until I actually get a release date and some updated gameplay, I’m thru with these meaningless updates. I’d rather act as if this game doesn’t exist to be honest :'(

    Yes I’m mad.

  • A full production would seem like they need at least a year more of development considering the long process. I am going to say 2013 because I am tired of expecting and waiting for the game. If it comes out in 2012 in USA, that would be incredible but considering how ridiculous delays and development cycles go, I am not going to get my hopes up.

  • Sal Romano

    Watch after the six or seven years this takes to come out in Japan, Square says: “Yeah. We’re not localizing this.”

    • FaithlessMr

      @Sal Romano:

      Square Enix:

    • KingdomPersona

      @Sal Romano: lol I would cry and laugh at the same time but in all seriousness no they will because Square localize Dissdia 012 Fast and Final Fantasy 13-2 coming out the next month after japan so I think they will and if they not Then I will RAGE :P

  • Pirate King

    Wow… finally have a full team on it huh? Really?! This is news?! Why wasnt a full team on it in the first place?! How many years have we waited for this game and you’re putting out 3 other games before it that no one asked for? Wow… This is taking almost as long as Duke Nukem… I bought my PS3 thinking it would come out the same day of 13 like they stated! I didnt even want 13! I wanted VS! If anything this made it worst! We wont see it till 2013 or 2014 now! 2012 is as much of a dream as nintendo getting 3rd party support for hardcore games… been waiting on that since n64-wii… never happened. 3d has a better chance of becoming popular before a 2012 VS release…

    Nothing will be at TGS but how many E3s ago did you show of a 11 min trailer?!

    • go-go-boy

      @Pirate King: i agree man this game should have had a full team in fact i recall reading a article a couple of years back stating that vs 13 was so far along that the development team for vs 13 would help ff 13 developers which now we see was a complete lie. maybe they would get shit done if they were not working on about 10 games at one damn time.

  • dynatae

    hahah, finally square announce the full production, I guess people by now loss interest in the damn game.. LOL

  • LordKaiser

    KH, KH, KH blah! I want this game more than any possible Kingdom Hearts game that comes over. I’m interested in Versus XIII from the first time I saw the first trailer. Even if Noctics eyes don’t turn red anymore I don’t care.