Well, it has been confirmed that Square-Enix will be attending E3 this year. This could mean something…it could mean nothing.

But one of the common rumors that has been circulating – perpetuated by FinalFantasyUnion – is that they'll reveal the newest title in their ongoing FFVII Compilation series. We're still trying to forget games like Dirge of Cerberus , but on the other hand, titles like Crisis Core make us very hopeful for the future. As for the possibility of that never-say-die Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 3 remake, we're going to say it again: it's not a possibility. There's less evidence of that than there ever has been before, and perhaps unfortunately, with Square-Enix's obvious Western push, any announcement may involve the Xbox 360. Look at Star Ocean: The Last Hope , releasing this week…and not for the PS3. Then there's The Last Remnant , and we all know the situation there. The bottom line is that while we always like to hear what Square-Enix has planned, the time is gone where PlayStation owners can expect special treatment.

Anyway, we have no idea what kind of impact S-E will have on E3. Maybe they'll just show off a few more DS and iPhone projects or something, and they'll escape notice. Or maybe they'll issue a North American release date for FFXIII. Who knows?

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Fatcat3788
Fatcat3788
11 years ago

Unfortunately… When I hear SE is going to announce something I immediately expect something bad. I like the whole look away and it will never happen approach. If something good does come up from this I will find out later and be pleasantly surprised.

RISE_13
RISE_13
11 years ago

I hope FF13 pushes the Ps3's cell power n not make it even w 360, cmon….

keaton
keaton
11 years ago

are you seriously considering that might even happen??

rell
rell
11 years ago

@RISE_13 I highly doubt they will leave 360 out. I got a feeling that the ps3 version of ffxiii will be delayed because of M$ payed for time exclusive.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

@ rell,

That already happened.

Also, a more likely scenario, the 360 version will be a watered down version of the PS3 game.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

$50 says its an xbox exclusive announcement

King James
King James
11 years ago

how about a $100?

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

im down for that $100

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

I bet my whole next paycheck.

KevinCairo
KevinCairo
11 years ago

@RISE_13
Not likely

I'm not worried about the announcement. The only think that would really piss me off would be if they made Versus XIII multiplatform, not because I want to be a greedy fanboy, but because it's just so dishonest to say "exclusive to [insert platform]" for YEARS and then say "…just kidding" at last second (figuratively speaking). I don't really think they would do that with Versus XIII just because doing it with XIII caused enough of an uproar. I'm always down for non-negative (negative meaning delays, cancellations, etc) news from SE.

DarkPharaoh2091
DarkPharaoh2091
11 years ago

let's just hope they dont disappoint us again. i still have faith in them, but we'll see what happens…

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

Why wouldn't they attend? For a company like S-E, attending E3 is par for the course. That doesn't mean they're necessarily announcing anything. We'll probably see some new trailers, though.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Maybe they wouldn't attend to avoid being strangled by PS3 owners.

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

wouldn't be too surprised if their stand was next to microsoft's at e3….

Common Cence
Common Cence
11 years ago

I know there's a site already up showing their locations and the SE booth is in fact very close to M$ booth and the Sony booth is very close to the Capcom booth

King James
King James
11 years ago

At this year's E3, S-E will announce the 1st and 3rd person shooters their American division is working on (XBox360 exclusives).

And they will announce that FF13 Versus will be multi-plat and will not release until the 360 version is done.

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

lol

007
007
11 years ago

that sounds quite believable

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

@ ff hell will have to freeze over first

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

the Last Remnant is already xbox exclusive ain't it?


Last edited by PS3_Wizard on 2/24/2009 11:22:43 AM

Blaiyan
Blaiyan
11 years ago

Do ps3 fans really care anymore?

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

Amen brother.

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

$-E your a thing of the past.

i dont think many people care if you come to E3 or not lol

End of line
End of line
11 years ago

Ok im trying to understand.

I get the whole western expansion thing which most business do by acquiring other businesses (Eidos) cause it's cheaper then going in and setting up from scratch, still requires lotsa money though. So they go and open up development to M$ to increase profits. Basic economics really.

But what has lead to the seemingly absolute snobbery of the PS3? What has soured the Sony-$E relationship? There's obviously something going on we dont know about but what i wonder. Perhaps we're just getting our just desserts as Nintendo gamers got in the 90s…i dont know really.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

That's how ms works, im surprised you're shocked

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

Maybe its due to Microsoft constantly shelling out money, and SE expects Sony to do the same, only to find that Sony isn't willing to shell out cash as easy as Microsoft does.

Or maybe Kaz Hirai slept with the SE President's wife and this is their way of getting back at Sony.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I'd forgive them if they releasesd Star Ocean on the PS3, well not fully forgive them but i wouldnt be so pissed off, i mean come on, the main reason i chose a PS3 was for exlcusives like MGS4, Tekken, FF13…….but now they're on the 360 i feel a bit cheated. but aslong as they make FF13/vs13 into fantastic titles i wont mind, i just hope im not let down.

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

SE is going to announce that they are dropping the PS3 in NA and only releasing for xbox

kreate
kreate
11 years ago

i'm on the same page with ultimadream. but now, it seems like if u are a fan of square enix. u need to side with the xbox.

now is this going to be continuous or temporary?
would SE 'only' support microsoft's consoles even in the future?

i also wonder what the japanese gamers are saying about this situation. also SE is releasing FF13 exclusive to ps3 only in japan right? while multiplatform in N.America and Europe? what's up with that?

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Because the 360 audience is so small in japan releasing it there would have only piss of the fans loosing an bigger audience than 360 sales could make up.


Last edited by ps92117 on 2/23/2009 2:42:47 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Well, I say they will announce nothing of interest to anyone here.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

hope they say something good cuz there really using us. they KNOW that FF13 is going to sell, even if they treat their consumers like thrash. and the 360 owners are like "hey S-E is giving us some sweet Jap games! cool." i dont see any of my 360 friends excited over star ocean.

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
11 years ago

I hope for FFT PS3 version with up-to-date graphics please.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Yes! I would buy it a third time!

-Arvis

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

I can't see them announcing anything interesting, they've ticked to many sony fans off. I personally looking forward to info on GOD of WAR 3.

JohnnyGold
JohnnyGold
11 years ago

really, who cares what they do?

its been what, 7 years since the last final fantasy game?

sure, the screens for ff13 look great, but why the delay? look at uncharted. since ff12, uncharted was developed as a new IP, came out, looked great, was recieved well, a sequel was planned, developed, and now will get released. and in the end, i bet i (and most people in here) will have more fun with the uncharted series than ff13.

im sorry to say it ben… but the days of the jrpg might be… over?

Dridion
Dridion
11 years ago

Let me clarify something up really quick. In the star ocean post I went on a tangent and bashed the hell out of SE and said we had to part ways. This is true BUUUTTT…not untill I pick up a copy of FF13, Versus, Agito and yours trully Dissidia XD FF FTW!!!

FeyeR
FeyeR
11 years ago

sigh… im not gonna be looking forward to anything SE related… I'l be lookin forward to God of war III, Uncharted 2, MAG.. thank u very much

FFXIIIon360
FFXIIIon360
11 years ago

Probably going to announce versus will be multiplatform. But that will probably be after FFXIII is released and the 360 version gets way more sales.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's back!


Last edited by Orvisman on 2/23/2009 1:39:19 PM

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Yeah Orvis he has made three posts so far and two of them have been bashy, flamy and baity

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Yeah thats what I was thinking.

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

who is this with these ridiculous claims?

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

No comment..

– Oh wait

=D

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Enter Wada, begins to speak.
Enter drunk Kojima, glares at Wada.
Kojima approaches Wada.
Kojima punches Wada.
Crowd claps.
Kojima spit in Wada face and calls him "kisame".
Wada begins to scream and cry while speaking in japanese.
Kojima leaves.
Crowd stands and applaud endlessly.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

I wanna see drunk Kojima beat the dog spit outta Wada. Do you have a link. LOL!

I think he would call him "ketsunoana" personally though


Last edited by coverton341 on 2/23/2009 2:24:29 PM

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

lol.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

better yet "ketsunoana kisama". Wonder what Nomura would be like if he saw this happen.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

Kojima doesn't need to lower himself to wada's level

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

+1 Thumbs up for everybody.

=D