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Final Fantasy Versus XIII Uncertain For E3

According to Tetsuya Nomura, changes to world map system may cause slippage.

When will Final Fantasy Versus XIII show its true form?

For those waiting to at long last see the true face of Final Fantasy Versus XIII, there's some bad news today. It seems that the game is falling behind schedule.

In an interview featured in the latest issue of Famitsu (via a transcript posted at Square Enix fan site FF Reunion), Square Enix super producer Tetsuya Nomura said of Versus, "We were hoping to debut it at E3, but we're not sure now."

The slippage appears to be due to some changes that are being made to the world map system. "For displaying characters on the world map, we were originally planning on using the method used by FF#, with a small Noctus running about on the screen. But that didn't look too great, so we ended up switching to the method used by FF#."

Those "#" signs are presumably meant to be the roman numerals of certain games in the main Final Fantasy series, but Famitsu had to block them out. Both Famitsu and Nomura agreed that the change is a major one.

Also contributing to a potential E3 no-show for Versus are possible overlaps with other titles. Nomura said that he's currently consulting with other Square Enix producers.

Famitsu also pressed Nomura for a status report on his other projects, but he would only say "There are a number of them, along with some for which we need to begin preparations for a reveal."

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