When we first heard that Square-Enix's The Last Remnant would debut on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 owners were understandably upset. And although the game didn't turn out to be the fantastic gem everyone had hoped it'd be, PS3 fans are still gonna be miffed if it never arrives.

The Game Life blog attended The Last Remnant panel at the Game Developers Conference, and after discussing the difficulty in using the Unreal Engine 3 in a JRPG, the question was posed: "The Last Remnant was originally announced to be Square-Enix's first multiplatform game. But the PlayStation 3 version hasn't come out yet. Is it still happening?" The response?

Silence.

No one wants to speak. Finally, someone ventures: "Well, the PC version came out this week."

Me: "Yes, it did."

More silence. Everyone's kind of glancing around.

Takai: "Well, as for the PS3 version, I can't say anything about that."

Me: "Alright, then."

Er…why didn't they want to say anything? Has the PS3 version of The Last Remnant disappeared? If they didn't want to confirm a release date, that's one thing, but why couldn't they even answer the question, "is it still happening?" This isn't likely to go over well with PS3 owners, and Square-Enix is already in the doghouse as far as many Sony fans are concerned. Stay tuned for more info.

Related Game(s): The Last Remnant

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LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

I honestly have to say, I don't care. I don't care about nearly anything about Squeenix anymore, and I hope they lose tons of money by being idiots and making themselves NEARLY a 360 exclusive thirdy-party developer and published (home console wise anywayz)

King James
King James
11 years ago

Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa, wolf. Such malice. Why should the guys at S-E that're working hard making FF13 and Versus having to suffer because of some bad corporate direction. Blame the executives and the decision-makers, not the workers and order takers (that just try to make the games you love).

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I am with you,I get a headache thinking how SE turn their back on the company that help them get fame and make them a house hold name.And people are fools if they think FFversus is going to remain ps3 exclusive,If anything I'll become a 360 game.

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

Same here man I'm losing out on being a S-E fan. They are only interested in the greens from MS!

Warukyure
Warukyure
11 years ago

Oh well, some of my friends with the PC version and the Xbox version said the graphics were absolutely amazing, but the gameplay… bleh. I would really like to try it out for myself before passing judgement, but at this rate I wouldn't want to spend full price to get it. (I don't rent.)

thepill
thepill
11 years ago

L7-Enix=epic fail

SE company head: " Well guys we need to find a way to appeal more to the WESTERN AUDIENCE"

SE pee-on: "I have an idea sir, why don't we take a huge dump on the heads of our most loyal fanbase, and we can wipe with all of this money we're getting from microsoft"

SE company head: "I like it, let's roll with that"


Last edited by thepill on 3/26/2009 12:09:04 AM

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

hey I was in the same board meeting were you there when the guy crapped in the PS3 and gave it to Howard Stinger and said "Here's your f**king game" Awesome!

King James
King James
11 years ago

Hmmm…sounds like what happened in Japan just b4 the S-E America Staff meeting in L.A.

You were there Coverton. U remember when that guy got fired for asking about the PS3.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

It's only because S-E eats richards that they do things.

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

Eats richards? What does that mean?

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

The shortened version of Richard is and no I am not thinking Rick

King James
King James
11 years ago

LOL Good one Coverton. U've been on a roll lately.

Old tricky "Richard". That's what they called Nixon.


Last edited by King James on 3/26/2009 12:42:24 AM

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

I still dont get it

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Wow, even though the game failed, just wow. They really got called out didn't they? SE is just a complete failure this generation. What did Sony do to them?

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

No answer would probably mean, "We're evaluating whether or not to finish and release it." Right? If it came out to not-so-good fanfare on the 360, why would they want to spend the money and resources on releasing a sub-par product to even more poor reviews?

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

I bet they're just going to eventually betray Sony in the end. It's their way of trying to progressively move towards Microsoft but they fail miserably at it. Well, at least it's a way to break some ice.


Last edited by Douchebaguette on 3/26/2009 12:36:44 AM

King James
King James
11 years ago

Ben I read this literally laughed out loud until a slight tear came to my eye.

I love Square-Enix's antics now. Its was infuriating at 1st, but now its just funny. I starting to think that S-E keeps the PS3 developers locked away in the vault somewhere working FF13 titles 20 hours a day. While the rest of the staff, works 4 hour days and makes 360 games.

That "ish" is so funny to me. Thanks for the laugh. I'm going to bed now.

"Hey S-E what about that PS3 game?"
"Uh…uh…we came out with the PC version."

Pure Comedy.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

LOL

Your welcome. 🙂

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

I have the PC version, and it's really not that bad. It's no Final Fantasy though lol.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I'm currently playing it right now on my PC and must say it looks amazing and is a fun game. I just sit back with my wireless 360 controller and imagine it's a ps3.

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

Who cares just drop the game we're doing fine without it everybody needs to get over SE already they're never going to be the Square they use to be, we got so much to look forward to for the rest of the year and beyond

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

King James
King James
11 years ago

well said

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Square-Enix is on very thin ice with me. None of their Xbox 360 exclusives interest me but I'm losing a lot of respect for this company. Whatever happened to their high standards? I guess they went the way of the craftsmanship of the Xbox 360.

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

Yeah. Its all that money microsoft is waving at them, they seem to be getting lazy.

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

This was pretty funny, but it kind sucks at the same time…
Square went from one of my favorite developers to damn near the bottom rather quickly.

That conversation was gold though, I bet Square felt pretty stupid after that. The silence seems like they were thinking…. "Crap…. Thought they forgot about that game"

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

We don't actually have much of anything to look foreward to Isaya, nothing Square caliber, or even much of RPG-ish in general. I agree with some of these posters in saying that this is really stupid, and does not make a lick of sense to me whatsoever. It's just really pissing me off that they're skipping out on pretty much everything Sony related. It ..just seems so weird to me, personally (although i'm sure others can add to this) I can't think of a single SE game that i've played since ffx or xi. I played xii a few times (bought the collectors edition even, assuming it's greatness) and invested about 30 hours before I realized that I actually could not stand the game, and could not even remember what the story was about at that point. So …yeah, where the hell have they been? Aaaah that's right, Microsoft bought them out. Okay well, who's pumped for WKC? That's all I can think of off the top of my head…. and I have no idea what to expect from that. *crosses fingers* Hoping for the best

King James
King James
11 years ago

don't forget Demon's Souls and the Valkyria Chronicles.

Something Squarish and Sony: Dissidia, FF13, Versus, Agito…That's it.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

There are more JRPG PS3 games coming than you might think:

Cross (X) Edge (already announced for the U.S. this May)

Tears To Tiara

Atelier Rorona

Agarest Senki Zero, a prequel to Agarest Senki, which came out on the PS3 last year.

We already know about WKC and Demon's Souls.

BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
11 years ago

yeah, just……yeah.

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

*goes back to playing Final Fantasy X for the umpteenth time*

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Woot! I'll join you.

-Arvis

KevinCairo
KevinCairo
11 years ago

How professional…

Whatever, it's pretty pointless [and irritatingly repetitive] to whine about Square Enix being backstabbers and what not.
I could spend days on end just day dreaming about how beautiful Versus XIII will be.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Don't care for this title. I honestly don't see why any one would get the ps3 version of FFXIII knowing that the 360 will absolutely get all of the extra content and will be inferior.Square Enix have found their true love in the 360, and No one can brake them apart.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Gotta agree with King James, this is just comical now. I mean all they had to do to become the laughing stock of the industry was jump ship to 360, now they are just tanking left and right all the while entertaining us with their ridiculous antics. Maybe they should fix the problems on Last Remnant, polish it up, and release it on PS3 for free with a little greeting card included that says "We're sooooooo sorry about our behavior lately." 😛

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

Sorry makes everything better doesnt it? such a magical word! But they would have to give better proof of them being sorry.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

Se and ms should start a sitcom called 'Square Mess', i can see the the ads now;

"Critics Rave,its funny, tragic and hopeless"


Last edited by karneli lll on 3/26/2009 1:00:48 PM

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Subpar rpg? no thanks

Demon's Soul <3 yum!

Blaiyan
Blaiyan
11 years ago

I don't think anybody really cares. At least I haven't seen it brung up on any of the PS forums I frequent.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Well, you all really shouldn't blast SE, I mean come on, they did say they will make full use of the PS3 and 360, which means when FFXIII is released, the PS3 version will definitely be superior.
But I gotta agree, what's with all those crappy rpg title?
Who knows, maybe they are just making lousy games for the 360 EXCLUSIVELY.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

I'm just waiting to see just how many of the people who are blasting SE now will change their tune once FFXIII comes out. And then deny it and say they had no doubts about them all along.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I disagree, we are all looking forward to FFXIII, but just because we eat that game up doesn't mean we will be praising them again any time soon.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I will never deny that Last Remnant is crap.

Fatcat3788
Fatcat3788
11 years ago

One good game does not constitute high praise when everything else they've developed is pretty much garbage. The closest thing to quality by them so far is Star Ocean the last hope. It's a good rpg but man I can barely stand ANY of the characters. They are absolutely horrible. They are so bad that it almost made me NOT play the damn game. Oh well…

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Lol it is impressive, well that sucks, but as of now sony does not need them.

Ninja Lightning
Ninja Lightning
11 years ago

As disappointed as I am with Square lately I can understand their side of it. I imagine the conversation with Microsoft went something like this:

Square: "Let's get this straight. You're going to pay us around 50 million for exclusive rights to games that haven't even got a proven fan base?"

Microsoft: "Correct. We really need to prove this system has staying power before the stockholders take over the company and shut down our division for costing the company over $6 billion with the X-box and 360 line."

Square: "So even if the games don't sell a single copy, we still make 50 million?"

Microsoft: "Correct. The name is all we really want. People will buy the games. But there is one more thing. For this price we also want exclusive rights to Final Fantasy XIII."

Square: "Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Are you out of your minds? We'll make way more than that on PS3 alone. But tell you what, make it 100 million and we'll port it to your system and toss in Star Ocean as well."

Microsoft: "I have to call this in. 'Bill, they want 100 million for a port of Final Fantasy XIII but they said they'd throw in Star Ocean. What do you think? Uh-huh, okay, sure, got it. What? Starbucks? Sure fine just let me finish up here. Okay…*whisper*Thank you master, you're the greatest*whisper*' Okay, here's your check. Let us know when the games are ready?"

Microsoft Leaves

Square: "I can't believe it. We just made 100 million without selling a single game. Okay, give the first three projects to those new studios and tell them to find engines to build their games on. Call Tri-ace and tell them the budget for Star Ocean needs to be cut. Finally, tell the Final Fantasy team to find a way to make the game work on a 360. Easiest money we ever made."

Square Assistant: "But sir, won't that lower the quality of the games and damage our reputation?"

Square: "How many times have you seen an offer like that come along? Any normal company would never allow a division to throw away money without some guarantee of success or profit return. There isn't much time left before the stockholders take over and cut off this near limitless flow of funds so we need to take advantage of it while we can. Don't worry about our reputation. When the well dries up we can use some of the extra profits to start making better quality games and restore what can only be a minimal loss of the fanbase."

I probably wouldn't pass up on the opportunity either. The only thing I'm thankful for is I'm starting to see the bottom of that well. When R&D budgets get slashed and product and accessory lines are being discontinued to cut down on costs you know things are not going well in the house that Microsoft bought*.

*Not a misuse of a phrase. My biggest complaint with Microsoft has always been that they bought what they are famous for and we all know the rich kid who comes to the game is defeated by talent and a lack of funds in the end.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Wow, thats exactly how S-E fell off. How did you know?


Last edited by King James on 3/26/2009 12:47:05 PM

Fatcat3788
Fatcat3788
11 years ago

Kinda puts stuff into perspective doesn't it? That was a nice read lol. Humorous yet very possible in what happened. I mean it sure beats the sense out of, "I think we should try to make 360 exclusives so we can appeal to the Western world more."


Last edited by Fatcat3788 on 3/26/2009 1:06:51 PM

Bardock617
Bardock617
11 years ago

SE are hypocrites. they know they can't resist money but they SAID no more 360 exclusives after Blue Dragon. they cant keep their word. so i've given up on them.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

They did?!?!?!?!?!
…….the only way to redeem themselve is to make a PS3 FFXIII superior than the 360 and a FFVersusXIII superior than all action rpgs.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Square Enix didn't make Blue Dragon…

-Arvis