When it comes to Japanese-oriented games, we often have to sift through Japanese publications and hope the translations are somewhat accurate. In the latest Dengeki edition, they interview the producers of Final Fantasy XIII , which is bound to turn some heads.

Towards the end of the interview in question, producer Kitase spoke about the PlayStation 3's power and about how much of that power the team is utilizing for FFXIII. Kitase said that the demo will use "around 50%" of the PS3's capability while the final version "utilize close to 100%." Kitase-

"I think around 50% for the demo version. For the final product (just before it's released), I think it will use around 100% of its powers. It is the same situation with FFVII and FFX where we fully utilized the powers of the PS1 and PS2."

They also talk briefly about Blu-Ray, and Kitase says that if you're talking about a dual layer BD, "there isn't really a problem with storage space," but as the PS3 also has a hard drive, there are other things to consider. He adds that "there's still some work to be done on the memory side of things," and we're all starting to wonder how much of the game will get dumped on the HDD… We're kinda running out of space, you know? Of course, we can always delete some previously installed games if we have to, but we're just saying. Anyway, it's certainly interesting to know that Square-Enix claims to be using all of the PS3's available power for FFXIII.

But hey, they pushed the previous two PlayStations, didn't they? It stands to reason they could do it again.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

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Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Right.

And this will work on the Bluray-less, HDD-less 360 HOW, again?

-Arvis

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

lol MS is going to have like a 10 disc game lol

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Or Squeeenix might make the game short? :O

Imagine that!

www
www
11 years ago

I'll be damned if the game is made short for 360's sake.

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Obviously this game is no longer going to the 360. How can you use the full power of one machine and still do the same on a machine with less processors?

Like I said, Developers need to start making different versions of the same game. Equal story lines and events but with more stuff going on-screen with higher res. on the PS3 version. It just makes sense…..give in to the power of Blu-ray.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

my thoughts exactly… ps3 does 2 Tflops, while 360 does 1 Tflop, making it 2x better… if its 100%, then the 360 can only play the demo, and even that might blow the hdd , or give it rrod…


Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 3/31/2009 1:24:25 PM

Arkhon
Arkhon
11 years ago

My Xbox 360 has a 120GB HDD. What does your little PS3 have? I also get the option not to install my games directly to my hard drive. As for Blu-ray, they could always release it on two DVDs.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

If they're using max space on the Blu-Ray, more like 5 DVDs. Unless they REALLY tone down the graphics.


Last edited by 556pineapple on 3/31/2009 5:23:46 PM

EddPm6
EddPm6
11 years ago

@ Arkhan
Ps3s can have up to 500gb HDD space (thats not little) for $100 due to the fact that you dont HAVE to buy the one made by M$.
Yeah you now have the option to put the game data onto the disk, but you still need the disc to start up, and dont say you dont becasue my 360 friends all have to.
And 2 DVDs? congrats, you made it to 18gb. thats not even one layer Blu-ray (25gb).
And the point was that since the 360 has half the power how is it going to match the ps3 at 100%? I think FFXIII will just look at the 360 and make it explode. Not even a RRoD or anyhting, just ………….BOOM.

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

once again. Squeenix proves how stupid they are of late.

they just pretty much admitted that their 360 version is going to suck, compared to the PS3 version.

i mean yeah thats good for us. but what happened to appealing to a western audience? lol

btw, i STILL dont believe his claims are true though, maybe use about 80% but not 100%.
no dev can push a console to its max this early in its life.

EddPm6
EddPm6
11 years ago

again i cant even imagine it being over 50% of PS3s power. Unless they dev'd completly seperate forms of the game. 80% Xbox (40% ps3) and 80%on Ps3

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Because SE is full of sh**

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Arkhon
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 5:18:14 PM

"My Xbox 360 has a 120GB HDD. What does your little PS3 have? I also get the option not to install my games directly to my hard drive. As for Blu-ray, they could always release it on two DVDs."

My "little" ps3 has a 500gb HDD. so shove it.

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

lol i would hope it does, considering this game has been delayed for so long. i don't remember ever having this many years between an FF title.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

It was a 4 year gap between XI and XII. And if you're one of those people who don't count XI as being a true FF title, then it was a 5 year gap between X and XII. It's only been 3 years since XII came out so they are doing pretty well with the progress on this one in my opinion.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Well ff7 hardly used 100% of the ps1's power in comparison to the next 2.

If this this is the case the PS3 version will be dramatically better than the 360 version. and im am interested in seeing the comparison between the two.


Last edited by Vivi_Gamer on 3/31/2009 11:14:09 AM

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Agreed on the point that FFVII did not push the PS1 as much as say 8 or 9 did…. What the hell is this guy thinking saying that 7 pushed the PS1 to the max while both 8 and 9 had better graphics….. 7 was great but it was not as hardware intensive as the last two on the system.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Have we already forgotten the fact that the last battle cause the PS1 to skip during the battle. Hell last time I played was on my PS3 and I still had that problem with battle skipping and freezing. I don't recall that happening with 8 or 9.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

I didn't forget it as I have never had that happen to me in all honesty. I actually never heard of it until I read your post.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Really? When it happend to me on my PS3 I went online and saw videos of others playing that battle and it would skip and freeze on both PS1 and PS3. Now at first I thought my PS3 was acting up but I had asked my friend and he said he would have the same problem as well and that it was normal.

Now I can't remember where I think it was in wiki but there was an article stating that most people had this problem and that it was normal because the game demaned so much processing that this issue would occur. While some reported no problems.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Bizarre that I never heard of it then I guess. I remember when that game came out in high school and everyone I knew had it and we all would talk about how to get a gold chocobo and how much a pain in the rear it was to 100% the game and how everyone of us had logged the max 99:99:99 on it but no one I know ever complained about the freezing issue though we did all complain about some of us having an Aerith and some having an Aeris.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

All this talk is making me want to play it all over again. lol I don't even remember how I got the golden Chocobo lol Or the fact that I had maxed out all my characters and weapons. Man I most have been in the zone back then and I was 7 when I fist played lol Maybe it had something to do with my age? Hmmm lol

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

You got a bad disc dude.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Really, how?

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Holy crap! You were 7 when that game came out!!!! Ouch!

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

Yup I was 7 years old, why is that a bad thing? FF7 is one of the reasons I love to game, and why I still have hope for SE

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

It isn't a bad thing against you at all it just makes me realize that I take Gerital to stay fit for a reason. LOL!

Arkhon
Arkhon
11 years ago

I was 7 when I got into gaming too. My first was Total Annihilation on the PC, I think. Still my favorite RTS.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Arkhon, your real name wouldn't happen to be Jonathan, would it?

-Arvis

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

My first game that I remember was Pitfall for the Atari 2600… I was like 3 or 4…

Powershifter
Powershifter
11 years ago

I recently tried the last battle in FFVII on my PS3 and did notice the skipping. It was terrible! However, I have no memory of it doing this when I played it on the original playstation. That leads me to believe it has something to do with my 80gig PS3. Either that or it did skip back then and no one really noticed?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

SQUEEEENIX has become such a joke ūüėÄ
Good PR Squeeenix, good PR

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

What do you expect from a company merger on April 1st?

Jordahn
Jordahn
11 years ago

SquareEnix, can you actually win me back? We'll see…

dillonthebunny
dillonthebunny
11 years ago

"One of the game's producers claims that Final Fantasy XIII will utilize nearly 100% of the system's capability."

Hmmm, does that mean the 360 will have problems? ..or is it being dumbed down for the 360? or is it that in reality the 360 just as powerful as the ps3? im confused. is this good news for 360 owners or not?

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

Maybe they mean Versus (PS3-only) will use 100% while the regular FFXIII will be less intense.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

as long as you cling to the fact that the PS3's power is out of reach of for the 360 you will continue to be seen as ignorant by the more level headed gamers. The PS3's Cell is a monster of a processor… it can stream 16 HD videos at the same time, but it's just not that efficiant with games. As for games using 100 percent of the system… almost every game uses 100 percent of the system's ability. It's a diffrent story is SE said they are running the game at 100 percent of the theoretical max of the system.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

I find it very hard to believe that the game is going to push the PS3 to 100% capabilities. I think this is just another SE hype train. There is absolutely no way on God's green earth that they can make a game push the PS3 to 100% and bring it out on the 360 in the same form unless the 360 is a power house in disguise and MS has been hiding the true power for the release of this game……. Yeah.

www
www
11 years ago

It's possible Square can push it close to 100%,believe that.

Graphics wise,the 360 is a powerhouse but DVD might be the minus.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

In light of resent events involving the "graphics" killing the graphics cards I think there is a bigger issue at stake here. I mean if the NXE is taxing the cards too much and causing them to prematurely die out then what is going to happen when these super awesome graphically superior games start rolling through?

offshore
offshore
11 years ago

Riiight, so Guerrilla create a game that still only uses 60% of the PS3 power after tonnes of help from Sony, yet Square Enix crack the PS3 virtually straight away?

Something has very clearly been lost in translation here.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Hype train. They are going to say anything they can to get as many PS3 owners to buy their damn game as possible. They have never made a PS3 game before from my recollection. Maybe they played around with the Last Remnant realized that they knew nothing about the hardware and got all the bugs out of the way with that game but I highly, highly doubt it.

ninjasprayer
ninjasprayer
11 years ago

They have made one game exclusive for the ps3, Disgaea 3.


Last edited by ninjasprayer on 3/31/2009 2:04:04 PM

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

NIS America but good effort Square in Europe only


Last edited by coverton341 on 3/31/2009 3:21:06 PM

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

A multiplatform going for 100%, so what will the 360 version run on? 200%?


Last edited by karneli lll on 3/31/2009 11:27:03 AM

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Obviously you have to system link two 360's together and run them simultaneously to play FFXIII

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

HA! Nice one, guys, I chuckled. =)

-Arvis

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

Coverton, you crack me up. Very astute of you. Oh, did I just call you an ass toot? Sorry, my bad…

th0mas21
th0mas21
11 years ago

that makes perfect sense because then you only have to worry about FIVE discs per xbox compared to the TEN (@mixedkidbx) you would have needed…
im having doubts too… its too early to be pushing the ps3 to near 100%, but maybe i just have it out for them because i havent got over xbox pushing my release date back, @&^*#)&!!!!

telly
telly
11 years ago

This will either be a huge boon for Sony or Microsoft. Either the PS3 version will look, sound, and/or play better than 360 version, or it won't. If it's the former, Sony can proudly point to their systems horsepower and say they were right all along, that PS3 really is a more powerful console. If it's the latter, though, that's quite a feather in Microsoft's cap.