Wada Clarifies Final Fantasy Versus XIII Xbox 360 Statement
Don't read too much into the Square Enix CEO's comments from yesterday's press conference.
Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has provided some clarification on his statement from yesterday that seemed to suggest Final Fantasy Versus XIII was a possibility for Xbox 360. The clarification came, expectedly, through Wada's frequently updated Twitter.
Tweeted Wada early Wednesday (around 6:00AM): "It looks like the 'net is heating up. Versus on Xbox? What I said at the earnings press conference was just that until a formal announcement is made at the announcement time, all points about all titles are not finalized."
[note: I previously miswrote "announcement" as "release" in the above.]
So it looks like we probably shouldn't jump the gun on Final Fantasy Versus XIII being multiplatform. At least not until Don Mattrick gets a magic tap on the shoulder at E3 from Tetsuya Nomura.
Speaking of Nomura, it would nice to have the Versus director weigh in on this, don't you think? Unfortunately, Nomura appears to be the only Japanese game developer who doesn't have a Twitter account. He occasionally channels his thoughts through the Square Enix Members Twitter, but this doesn't sound like a topic that would be covered there.
Wada also used his Twitter account to clarify a few other points from the press conference.
A follower said he was shocked when he saw that Last Remnant was not on a slide that seemed to show the IPs that Square Enix hopes to strengthen. Wada responded that the slide, shown below, was not the list of IPs Square Enix hopes to strengthen, but was just meant to show that Square Enix has a bunch of properties. There's no meaning in the listed names.
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