FFXIII PS3 to be held back by Xbox 360 version

Square Enix - Image 1 Yes, fanboys all over got heated up when news of an FFXIII Xbox 360 broke out. Now we’re sensing more to be enraged as Square Enix reveals that the PS3 version will be held back because of the Xbox 360 version. Doesn’t sound pretty, eh?

Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360 - Image 1As if having the formerly PlayStation exclusive Final Fantasy jump ship to the Xbox 360 as well isn’t bad enough, Square Enix has confirmed that there will most probably be a delay in the launch of Final Fantasy XIII for the PS3 , all thanks to the Xbox 360 version.

It was first mentioned at the DKS3713 yesterday by no less than Square Enix director Motomu Toriyama. According to him, while Japan will still get the title in 2009, US and Europe might not be as lucky. This is because they will have to wait for the Xbox 360 port to be finished. Since Japan won’t be getting the Xbox 360 version anyway, then there’s no problem with their shipment date.

Says Toriyama, “We haven’t changed the direction of the development. We’re making the PS3 version first, and then porting to the 360 later.” However, you guys might want to know that the wait could just be longer than you’d all want it to be because the developing team only got their 360 dev kits only a few days ago. So maybe 2010 would be a good date?

“Right now, we’re fully concentrating on the PS3 version.” Yes, good. But after that, then they’ll be working on the Xbox 360. And this is where the holding back comes in. Oh well, this isn’t exactly a surprise now anyway. The moment they announced FFXIII to be going to the Xbox 360 as well, we knew topsy-turvy is the new name of the game – and it’s only just begun.

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