Square-Enix dropped the bombshell at last year's E3 by announcing Final Fantasy XIII for the Xbox 360. But they had a little something else up their sleeve this year, and you had best prepare yourselves.

After showing off a drool-worthy video of Final Fantasy XIII – GOD, we want that soooo bad – Jack Tretton made the single biggest announcement of the conference thus far: he showed off the first footage ever of Final Fantasy XIV and…oh dear Lord…it'll be exclusive to the PlayStation 3! Now, it did say it would be online and we don't know if it'll be entirely online like Final Fantasy XI , but based on the trailer, it almost seems unlikely. We saw a lot of what appeared to be cut-scenes and non-interactive footage, so we'd like to think it will feature a single-player quest. It did say it'll launch in late 2010, though, which makes us think FFXIV will be a more online-oriented title that might even hit store shelves close alongside FFXIII. But either way, this is absolutely gigantic and will certainly kick off a firestorm of discussion and conversation. Who said Square-Enix is ignoring PS3 owners? …oh, wait, we did. Well, they were, but perhaps they're making up for it entirely with this new announcement, and we can guarantee we'll be seeking more details ASAP.  …my fingers are actually shaking.

Okay, that's that. We move right along to Sony's new motion-sensing technology, which actually appears more advanced than what Microsoft revealed yesterday…

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV

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telly
telly
11 years ago

WAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!

*still running around the room like maccaulay culkin in home alone*

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

It seems that maybe not so exclusive. On gamespot Square talked about keeping open for a port to Microsoft's hardware (and since it's comming to the PC that's probably ref. the 360).

BlackBriar
BlackBriar
11 years ago

There is more to come……

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
11 years ago

I have a mess to clean up now..lol

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I would much rather see some gameplay from FF13Vs and a new kingdom hearts for Ps3 than another online FF game. I play RPG's to immerse myself in a single player experience, not share it with other people in a limited scope. BLA

Strifewind
Strifewind
11 years ago

But it is online 🙁

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I second that 🙁

Strifewind
Strifewind
11 years ago

Oh and when he initially announced this game, I thought Sony was pulling our leg… which would have been mean and all. But damn, my jaw hit the floor when I realized this was not a joke. Even though I hated FF11 (because of it's massive difference from WoW), I hope that they make some changes with FF14, and HOPEFULLY it isn't completely online.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Did you hear the crowd laugh when he said Final Fantasy XIV? I giggled too, then there it was!

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

I know lol, at first I was like…

"Who can you call vsXIII, XIV?!"

but then I was like.

"What in the?!"

True story!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Haha I was like wtf?

But then when I saw the LUSH environments, the more traditional looking characters

wow…

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
11 years ago

So does this mean that FFvsXIII will be released after FFXIV? or before?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

AFTER

rossinator_99
rossinator_99
11 years ago

if it's online will it be subscription? oh,and i'm so downloading ffvii tonight.

telly
telly
11 years ago

AMEN TO THAT. PSP VII, here we go!

questing222
questing222
11 years ago

This is exactly how they originally announced Final Fantasy XIII, with those horrible words "…Will be exclusive to the playstation 3 WHEN IT LAUNCHES in 2010"

Why do i get the feeling this is going to turn out to mean that it launches in Japan first, then on ps3 and 360 together at a later date.
Still… awesome announcement.

coldbore
coldbore
11 years ago

that was the first thing i thought when it was announced, lets just hope they dont give in to M$ this time round

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

Exclusive…..heard that before….

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

I was like oh damn xbox owners gonna DIE! but it turned to be online =/…at least is clearly that this was sony e3.


Last edited by Oxvial on 6/2/2009 3:14:58 PM

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Not sure if FF14 will stay exclusive, especially if it is an online FF.

Is this what was slowing FFXIII down. Damn-it…work on one at a time fellas.


Last edited by Tim Speed24 on 6/2/2009 3:17:28 PM

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

they've probs finished the PS3 version of final fantasy, so they've gone on to a new one whilst they port it to the Xbox version

Ivan_PSP
Ivan_PSP
11 years ago

Final Fantasy XIII will be exclusive in Japan.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be exclusive to PS3 worldwide.

Final Fantasy XIV will be exclusive to PS3 worldwide.

Gogaku
Gogaku
11 years ago

Online means sucky…

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

any news of FF13 vs?

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

No, but Square Enix's conference is tomorrow, so there is still some hope.

Strifewind
Strifewind
11 years ago

When is tomorrow's Squenix conference? Watch it, I must.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

Square is at 2:00(EST) and we also have Konomi at 6:00(EST). I think they should both be pretty good.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

Be there… or be Square 😉

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

This was the biggest shocker this gen at E3 so far.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

i retract this comment

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

I don't believe it I'm not falling for SE crap anymore I'm sorry folks I just don't have it in me to trust them again, a bunch of liars

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

im speechless

eba101
eba101
11 years ago

nothing on white knight chronicles

Andysw
Andysw
11 years ago

I feel this game is an enhanced final fantasy XI. And final fantasy XI wasn't that good.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Did they say 2010?! That dosn't leave Microsoft much time to strike a deal and get it Multiplat.

telly
telly
11 years ago

Trust me — I'm sure Sony wouldn't have announced it as a (presumably timed) exclusive at their E3 conference if they didn't have a deal in place with SE ensuring it.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

What are you talking about? Sony announced FFXIII as a PS3 Exclusive and then went multiplat.

And my mother tells me never to trust people I don't know. 🙂

telly
telly
11 years ago

Well, that's good advice 🙂 but you can ignore mamma this time. Sony knows how pissed their hardcore fans were when XIII went multiplatform. They wouldn't make an announcement like that again unless they KNEW they were getting the exclusive (for a while at least.) You can TRUST ME on that 🙂

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

XI was good. We still know virtually nothing about 14. After there conference tomorrow, we'll know some more details.

That was my oh sh*t moment of E3. I was like "No. You mean 13 vs"… then the trailer rolled and I was awestruck. Wow! Just Wow!


Last edited by Mr Bitey on 6/2/2009 3:54:12 PM

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Would have been much more excited if it wasn't online.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

What if it's simply an out and out FF RPG with online enablement so you can assemble a party combined from in-game NPCs and your friends and play the story together, that way when your friends aren't there to play, you can sub in the NPCs again. That didn't sound as clear when I wrote it as it did in my head. What I'm trying to get at is that in a traditional offline RPG you have your party of characters that you build and adventure with. In a traditional MMO, you have a party made from individual avatars of your friends or associates. How about a game that can be played just like a traditional RPG without any online interaction at all, or by two friends together along with some NPCs. You might play with four friends one day, and only one the next and the NPCs in your party take the place of your absent friends so that you can continue playing.

Hmmm, that's still not very clear. Ah well I hope I got the message across.

Jian2069
Jian2069
11 years ago

I understood.
Makes sense and sounds sweet, wasnt Fable 2 kinda like this?

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

The fact that it's called "FFIV Online" tells me it's an MMORPG. If it were just an online component to the game then it would be called White Knight Chronicles.

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

@Highlander

Yes you did; like White Knight Chronicles.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Now can you stop slaggging off S-E, Damn im going to have to get my PS3 fixed soon lol

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Cant say im stoked about 14 lol never played a single damn one of the type of games. How have I missed such a brilliant game, I have no recollection lol. Oh well I'll see it eventually I guess

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I think all the complaining probably paid off.

b3mike
b3mike
11 years ago

No it didn't

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

12 wasn't far behind 11…. so …yeah …it did. 15 should fpllow sooner after 14 than later


Last edited by tes37 on 6/2/2009 8:15:27 PM

jlch777
jlch777
11 years ago

OMG! no GT5 this year!!!

FFXIV exclusive hummm! not my type of game but its good for the rpg aficionados!!!