It was a little funny to hear Tetsuya Nomura say they "didn't have time" to talk about Final Fantasy Versus XIII at Sony's E3 press conference.

Even so, they were nice enough to deliver another very pretty trailer, which makes the game appear even more like an action game than an RPG. But in truth, that's precisely what many gamers were expecting. They figured it would probably be more of an action/RPG, like the iconic, entertaining Kingdom Hearts .

Except now it has become Final Fantasy XV .

…and speaking of Kingdom Hearts , they've confirmed that Kingdom Hearts III is currently in development for the PlayStation 4! It's finally coming after a full generation of fans hoping and praying that a true-blue sequel would be made for a PlayStation console. We have to wait for the PS4 and it's probably a ways off, but at least it's coming. It's also interesting to note that Final Fantasy XV will be on the PS4 as well, but is anyone really surprised that Versus XIII has morphed? Because I'm not.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III

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Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

You didn't imagine it, Ben. The title "Final Fantasy Versus XIII" at the end of the vid, exploded the "Versus XIII" part away and replaced it with "XV". It was pretty clear.

Versus is now XV.

I'm pretty pissed right now.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

What is there to be pissed about? Would you rather them just not make the game at all?

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I held onto hope longer than most. This is the point ive finally accepted ff will never go back to it's iconic turn based gameplay. I find it incredibly depressing.

And how far off is versus from its original concept if it doesn't even take place in the xiii universe now?

I'm all for great new games, but this is just using brand power now. Final fantasy has never been an action/adventure. Make new games. Don't replace good ones. Sure, hooray we get a nice looking game. But I'm pissed because we have forever lost a perfectly good genre.


Last edited by Underdog15 on 6/11/2013 10:36:15 AM

Abidan13
Abidan13
9 years ago

: The video also bears the words "Fabula Nova Crystallis". This indicates that the game is using the originally intended mythology to influence the story and the universe in which it takes place. There is nothing to suggest otherwise. Many people have not lost faith yet, myself included, and will look forward to the "darkest Final Fantasy yet".

I suppose the one difference we see in this trailer opposed to ones from E3s past, is the brightness/ time of day. It may mean nothing or it might mean Square Enix is attempting to lighten the game's atmosphere somewhat.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

It also used to be exclusive to ps3. Now its exclusive to nothing. How are people ok with all this backtracking and lack of consistency?

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Farewell to Final Fantasy. Clearly this generation is full of mothers who smoked while pregnant, because we apparently have a ton of kids with ADHD that need to morph a traditionally patient franchise with flashy, fast paced button mashing.

You all know this will be a button masher… right? I'm willing to bet money on it.

Ninja_WafflesXD
Ninja_WafflesXD
9 years ago

I don't want to admit it…but there were tears, actual tears.
Versus renamed to XV and it still looks awesome. My hopes are still up, and there's a small part of me that's kinda happy that I didn't give up on Versus ^^

Corvo
Corvo
9 years ago

BLOWN AWAY OMFGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.

SoulController
SoulController
9 years ago

crapped my pants

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

I'd admit, I was surprised in a good way to see FF Versus XIII make an appearance (and it's now FF XV). Looks like the rumors were true. And finally, Kingdom Hearts III!!! I hope S-E won't take another 7 years to finish this one!

Zemus101
Zemus101
9 years ago

I'd give double thumbs up for that last sentence if I could.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Looks great, I think it was a b*tch move to make it into XV though. That about solidifies all future FF titles as action games though. And I heard nothing of exclusivity. So glad it actually showed up though.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

"Both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III are coming to PS4! And FFXIV is coming exclusively to PS3 and PS4!" It's confirmed as an exclusive 😉

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Who cares about an MMO though?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Crap. I can't read. /life.
LOL

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

hehehe it was 'as if millions of voices cried out in terror' as soon as they saw that it was indeed ANOTHER action based FF =p

Mamills
Mamills
9 years ago

well hate to say i told u so.
(not really, Told you so)

versus 13 has been delayed galore, till the name changed and now its no longer exclusive.
knew it would happen, they wasted too much time for it to be exclusive this is the only way to get out of it.

ah well, 15 looks good but really dont care much for FF anymore nowadays.


Last edited by Mamills on 6/10/2013 10:40:39 PM

xenris
xenris
9 years ago

I think I remember him saying both were exclusive to the PS4.

At this point I wouldnt really care, but I'm fairly certain at least one of these is exclusive to PS4.

Mamills
Mamills
9 years ago

pretty sure they an't
dont forget versus 13 was supposed to be exclusive to PS3 and here we are they got out of it.
unless the studio is owned by sony

i doubt SE will have it exclusive

VampDeLeon
VampDeLeon
9 years ago

Saw the number change coming, I'm very happy with both finally being official.

Night_train80
Night_train80
9 years ago

Give me some Kingdom Hearts!!! Hopefully it doesn't take so long and they have to change the name to KH4 like they did to FFversus…FFXV.

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
9 years ago

And boom goes the dynamite

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Can someone please confirm whether these will also be coming for PS3 or will they be PS4 exclusive?

JROD0823
JROD0823
9 years ago

Only FF XIV will be coming to the PS3.

FF XV and KH III will be coming to next-gen consoles only.

Sorry to be the bearer of that news.

xenris
xenris
9 years ago

Told you it wasn't canceled 😉

Despite being upset that its not on the PS3, I was incredibly impressed with the footage from both games.

These two games basically sold me on the PS4.

I will get a PS4 the second KH3 comes out.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

It's hard to top S-E's art design. Their games are always so gorgeous from a artistic standpoint. It's why I haven't written off anything FF as of yet… well except for their MMORPG stuff.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 6/11/2013 12:26:04 AM

xenris
xenris
9 years ago

I know, man the artistic direction in both FF15 and KH3 were just … awesome.

I really like the cartoony style they went with for KH3 that is exactly how I imagined it would look on a next gen console.

Ultima
Ultima
9 years ago

This was all spelled out in rumours months ago, so it's not a -huge- surprise, but I'm glad it's been confirmed.

The only question is what system(s) is it showing up on. Cause the same rumours that mentioned FFvXIII morphing into FFXV also said that Sony stepped in to help and is co-producing it. But why not state exclusive to PS4 then? Perhaps there's a Ps3 version as well? If this is remotely true, there's no way Xbone is getting a version. Even if Sony isn't co-producing, I can't see them bothering to make a Xbone port of this – not worth the effort based on FF's sales on 360.

Target date: My guess, by Christmas 2014. Lightning Returns is coming out Feb 2014, so no way is this coming out before that.


Last edited by Ultima on 6/10/2013 10:52:01 PM

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

Considering how long it has been in development, you would think it wouldn't take them that long to finish it.

But considering it is now a main entry into the FF series, I would say it will be multiplat. Can't see them going back on it after XIII.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

I'm happy KH3 is coming and Versus XIII is coming.

What I'm sad about is that Versus XIII becomes FFXV, and that basically means for the first time, a main title in the FF franchise is action-oriented.
You can't even treat it like Lightning Returns when it bears the name Final Fantasy XV……..

There's this bittersweet feeling……….

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Wouldn't mind trying KHIII, couldn't possibly care less about FFXV.

I wanted an RPG. Not whatever that is. Sorry, Square Enix.

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

It's just Versus, with a new name!

Sure, they have obviously abandoned the previous RPG style FF games, but we already knew that didn't we.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

There's always PS5 Ben…

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

This is exactly what I'm saying in my first comment.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

This made me really upset.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Let it out, LM. We know it made you more than just "upset." 😉

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

It ruined my mood for the rest of the conference. I just wanted to go to bed.

Ultima
Ultima
9 years ago

Ben is just bitter that his claim that Vs.XIII was vaporware and didn't exist was wrong.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

In a way he was right though, it "evaporated" and then the leftover condensation got ported to PS4 and Xbox One as FFXV. You will never see the game "Final Fantasy Versus XIII" on shelves.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

It was a valid claim too. Square Enix has said nothing till now

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Its true though. We will never ever play a game called ff versus xiii. It will never be made.

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

Unfortunately I must admit, right now I am loving Squeenix again. Didn't think it was possible, but it is.

Kingdom Hearts 3…… OMG. and finally more Versus info, they said they would have more information in the coming days. Can't wait.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Unfortunately since MS firebombed SpikeTV the stream of FFXV was very soggy and I couldn't see sh*t but it still looks much better than what XIII was. Looks like it has characters and a story.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

So the game we all bought a PS3 for is now on the PS4 under the title of 'Final Fantasy XV'… you know what is the most unbearable thing it still does not have a release date! – I'm calling 2015 Q1

What infuriates me is that I was really hoping for a fresh start, I wanted FF15 to be completely new but now S-E is just lagging behind with Versus it has just become such a thorn in their side.

That's not to say it doesn't look good I watched with wonder while I believed it was still FFvXIII. Now knowing I don't have a 'new` Final Fantasy to look forward to I am disheartened. I'll be interested to see how the game looks in comparison to the previous gameplay footage on the PS3 – Was it already in development for the PS4 when we saw that tech demo in Jan 2011?

Now I am just thinking what of Final Fantasy XVI…. will that even be on the PS4 how long do I have to wait for a fresh FF experience…

Then there is Kingdom Hearts III after 10 years of splattering the series on 6 different consoles it has finally delivered the sequel we have been waiting for. I loved the look of the art style you can just see the difference unlike most catroonish games – but how long now? Once again 2015

The problem is previously these games were system sellers for me… now that I wont be getting them for a while… I have no game that warrants me to buy the PS4 for ages – Had MGS5 been a PS4 title day one purchase same if Versus… XV was a launch title but in how long I have waited I will not continue to do so, when its out I'll consider it but for now the only thing that impressed me was the choices Sony made on the PS4's backhand to Microsofts console.

But it is now 5am in the UK so I shall sleep on it, but if this is Final Fantasy XV they had better make it their primary title, instead of mess Versus went through in the PS3 era.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'll raise you Q4 2016 for FFXV and Q1 2018 for KHIII.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 6/11/2013 12:08:56 AM

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

For once we agree on an ff issue. :p

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
9 years ago

can't lie, im looking forward to this. don't care if its released on every system including the jaguar 64, i just want it

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Jaguar 64 > Xbox One

JROD0823
JROD0823
9 years ago

Magnavox Odyssey > Xbox One 🙂

Bigimpactpooch
Bigimpactpooch
9 years ago

KH3…i teared a lil. Just knowing when I die…i saw how KH ended. IF it's the final one.