So now that we know Final Fantasy XIII is less than four months away, Western RPG aficionados have circled that March 9 date on their calendars. They're probably seeking more info, too, which is where we come in.

Downloadable content has become a staple in this generation; past RPGs like Fallout 3 have benefited greatly from significantly large digital expansions. However, according to CVG , producer Yoshinori Kitase says the team isn't planning to release any DLC for FFXIII…well, in Japan, anyway. The interesting part about his comment is that, due to Square-Enix's thirst for learning more about Western tastes in an effort to appeal to a wider audience, they're clearly not ruling out DLC for Western territories. Said Kitase:

"Unfortunately, it has been decided that no DL contents will be available for the Japanese version due out in December, while no decision has been made for the overseas versions."

When asked if he feels any pressure to add DLC to FFXIII, simply because everyone else has jumped on the downloadable bandwagon, Kitase followed up with this:

"I do not feel any pressure. We intend to ensure that Final Fantasy titles we produce will be highly appreciated worldwide. Hence we always expose ourselves to inspirations from western products in attempts to digest and apply them for Final Fantasy."

It almost seems as if Square-Enix is approaching the Western release of FFXIII as an experiment. They may bide their time and see if the fans demand additional content, or if they're happy with the game as is; this is more a matter of "feeling us out," you know? That's how I'm interpreting these statements, anyway.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

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Naztycuts
Naztycuts
11 years ago

I wonder how long they'll take to develop it if it is a route they indeed want to go. I'm still debating this title.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

no need to debate, it is gonna rock out with its caulk out.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

I disagree

This is the first FFXIII I could see biting the dust

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

The first FFXIII biting the dust? You think Versus and Agito will follow? lol

You just don't like the characters, I still think it will be mesmerizing. If it isn't I'll send you a video of me eating my hat.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/14/2009 1:41:47 PM

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

The ff formula:
7+3=10+13=13+3=16

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

my thoughts exactly nastycuts, if it took this long for the game, some dlc would take what another year?

Naztycuts
Naztycuts
11 years ago

I think we should get exclusice dlc for brand loyalty, FF7 started on playstation and it should have stayed here, I dont care how awesome it is because IF I buy it I'll play it knowing it would've been better exclusive, we all know theres things that the xbox just cant do.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

if we do see any DLC it'll probably be the stuff they put in the international version

well, considering they do actually make one
but based on square's track record i wouldn't doubt it

napoleon85
napoleon85
11 years ago

I don't know why im thinking about this, but why do you think previous ps1 FF's games don't let you visit towns and places as soon as switching to the last cd? well, I know everybody knows that's due to the ending cg movies in the endings. Those take lots of space and thus the devs. have to give up something. FFX, X-2, and XII were different, they came in one cd only. Hence, gamers could visit any place at any point during the stories unlike previous FF's. My main concern is that SE is trying to deliver the exact same game on both the PS3 and XBOX 360. Obviously, the 360 will come out in more than 2 cd's and Im afraid this will cause a backlash and greatly affect the PS3 version. Sorry for deviating the purpose of this blog. I just wanted to share this.

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

you should keep in mind that in Japan it is still ps3 exclusive

I don't see this being a major problem


Last edited by piratedrunk on 11/14/2009 12:35:55 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

And this isn't a blog 😉

napoleon85
napoleon85
11 years ago

"you should keep in mind that in Japan it is still ps3 exclusive

I don't see this being a major problem"

Hopefully, you are right.

"And this isn't a blog ;)"
Ok, the theme, subject, argument, etc. lol…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I just thought I'd jump in before Ben could, he always pops in to say "This ISN'T a blog!!" lol

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I can't imagine what kind of DLC will they make. It's not like a shooters game where you can constantly keep adding maps to extend replayability. At most it'll probably be different clothes and weapons.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

FFX, FFX-2, and FFXII weren't on CDs; FFXIII won't be on CDs.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

translation: "we may cut some of the original game and repackage it as dlc since lately the americans will by anything thru microtransactions"

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

It would probably be some sort of new weapons, or "Weapons" if you will.

As this is the first game I've ever preordered I hope they give something neat to the preorderers too. Maybe a stylin outfit for that Vanilla milkshake girl or Squall's gunblade for Lightning 🙂

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Squeeeeenix: We had to cut out content for the American version since it's also releasing on the 360 and we want both versions to be equal.

So here, this is the extra content we couldn't fit in those DVDs

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

… and by the way you have to pay us for it.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I think your on to something scarecrow.

King James
King James
11 years ago

LOL…Is S-E becoming retarded?! I'm starting to think they are doing these things just for shock factor. Why else would you:

-Say, "We want to appeal to Western audiences more."
-See the Western RPG developers plan strong DLC schedules for their games
-Then say, "They have no plans for DLC."

Look, S-E just give me my game and I'll be happy. And what would make me even happier is if S-E drops FF13 and puts all efforts into the other FF titles. Like uh..IDK…Versus…Agito…FF14…*sighs*


Last edited by King James on 11/14/2009 1:17:57 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Just make SOME damn progress on Versus is all I ask, those other ones I don't care about. Make the PS3 exclusive with all available efforts and stop putting out crap on the side for once! With the Versus team free to get to work instead of being pulled off their game to make a worthless port they should get movin' there hasn't been a peep about Versus in ages except that someone saw a gameplay video that wasn't even actual gameplay.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/14/2009 1:38:57 PM

King James
King James
11 years ago

I know. But you know S-E gonna make it multi-plat.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

@king james
Is that comfirmed or a guess

Soultaker
Soultaker
11 years ago

hes just going off of what SE did for FFXIII since it was also exclusive for several years

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

March will be the best month. Ever. Im getting ffxiii AND 2 new computers!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Don't forget GOWIII

King James
King James
11 years ago

and GT5

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

& White Knight Chronicles

BTW why do you want 2 new computers? Or is your family buying them for your household.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

Don't got enough money for GOWIII so i'll probably get that later. And for GT5, im not into the GT series. Modnation looks awesome though xD

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

1 for me and 1 for my brother. My parents don't use computers. (im using a really crappy one right now.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I'm debating if i should get GOWIII, I know it'll be awesome where I'll go back to GOWI & II. I can't afford spending $100 bucks on these games.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Oww c'mon Square-Enix. Final Fantasy never needed DLC.

They've been making full game experiences for years and the 1st time it comes to Xbox 360 there's a 'possiblity'?

Oh the irony. I guess it's not all bad.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

I agree. It won't really need it but it couldn't hurt either.

DaNgerSteVe
DaNgerSteVe
11 years ago

microsoft is having a ff 13 where they get a exclusive item but no word for sony about there excluisve item

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Square Enix wants to give Microsoft an exclusive game if there weren't so many loyal Sony fans. I doubt Microsoft's check book will expire anytime soon to give Sony any exclusive item.

The whole point of exclusive item is to steal sales from Sony version of FFXIII. It's not like pokemon where they want you to buy both PS3 and Xbox versions so you can trade items. I doubt there are anything for PS3.


Last edited by godsman on 11/14/2009 4:26:37 PM

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

No please leave dlc out of FF13, just give us the best experience possible ON DISC

___________
___________
11 years ago

well thats kinda a massive screw you to their fans in JP if we get extra content and they dont.
but theres so many things they could do for DLC, with shooters its normally just new maps for MP but RPGs open up a massive world of possibilities like what borderlands or fallout 3 did.
i only wish shooters would go down that route, i would love a new SP level for KZ2 or uncharted 2.

Naztycuts
Naztycuts
11 years ago

OK ____ can you tell me how they would add a level onto SP in games like UC2 and KZ2? Once you beat the game in SP you get to the end. Are you suggesting they add dlc and say "You thought that was the last level but then you gave us $9.99 and then this happened!" lol

Now I have always thought that eventually when games get more advanced this gen, we'll get to the point where instead of sequels to a game they start adding dlc in stuff until they can't anymore. (Not to be confused with lazy dev's who half heartedly make a game then charge more for stuff that should've already been in there. I'm looking at you Capcom for that RE5 BS.)

___________
___________
11 years ago

easy you could make it a prequel, do what PoP did with their epilogue.
or you could use a different character maybe use chloe for uncharted 2 or even flyn.
show the part where they find the ships.
same thing for KZ2, they could have a mission leading up to the first drop.
or right at the end, where the game finishes, have a massive fight out there.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

DLC? DLC? DLC??!?!?!?!!?
Since when the heck does a FF game needs DLC?

What kind of JRPG needs DLC?
Extra costume? Extra Dungeon? Extra weapon? Extraa Character? Extra Story?

Don't tell me this is gonna be the next Borderland, where the DLC is announced even when the game isn't out yet.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Ok, looking at my comment I realized I was a bit over the line.
But FF needing DLC?
Seriously? This ain't FPS or RPG like Fallout 3.
I don't see any other JRPG having any DLC.

And even if there's DLC for international version instead of Japan version, is this a way to treat the roots of the popularity of FF?

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

QUUUUEEEEEESSSTTIIIOOOONN:

How much will Microsoft pay for "exclusive" DLC?

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I hope they dont milk the DLC for this…. id accept like a monster area challenges but nothing more.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

It's possible there's more since DLC is just the way things are in the 7th gen.


Last edited by Snaaaake on 11/15/2009 11:21:18 AM

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Oh its certainly possible, Infact most developers this gen have found a way to milk with the PS Store.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Seriously, the only thing I can imagine a DLC for FFXIII is the Japanese voices, since Square Enix refuses to give it to us for free included in the massive blu-ray disc.

gamer_310
gamer_310
11 years ago

Who wants to bet that their is going to be an exclusive deal between microsoft and square enix. It may he exclusive or time exclusive watch !!!!