Final Fantasy XIII Gets Xbox Release

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In a surprising move, Square Enix chief 和田洋一 / Youichi Wada announced the highly anticipated , and previously PS3 exclusive, Square Enix mega blockbuster RPG is to get an Xbox 360 version as well as the PS3 release, though the Xbox release will be restricted to European and American markets. The announcement came unexpectedly at the end of the “Xbox 360 E308 Media Briefing”.

Expect more details to emerge from press conferences later.

Microsoft has been aggressively trying to rescue the Xbox 360 in the Japanese market with presumably bought and paid for “exclusive” (for a time at least) RPG releases; presumably this follows the same pattern, although getting a Japanese Xbox version may have been a bridge too far after all.

Could this stymie the PS3’s gradual rebound? If indeed we can say a rebound has been evident…

This via Famitsu.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:44 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh happy day
    when jesus came
    and gave my f13

    oh happy day

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    Comment by EroKero
    06:52 15/07/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    sadf;klhsagdlksadf

    Sorry, had to put my eyeballs back in their sockets.

    Wow, just, wow, another nail in the ps3 US side.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Interesting to see what Sony does in response...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 20/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    how much did microsoft pay Square Enix to get them to do that?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:34 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hopefully enough to de-merge from enix.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    As if the whole Enix merger did ANYTHING significant to the content of their games. Whining bastards.

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    Comment by Pandemonia
    00:59 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you'd rather it was just squaresoft?

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    Comment by albert_2mb
    12:50 15/07/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH SHI-

    I wonder if Sony will also try to make Star Ocean 4 released for PS3, lol..

    Comment by Anonymous

    They've alienated and betrayed the Final Fantasy fans by putting it on xBox and that thus kills the ps3 side of it. Then the graphic reduction anoys xbox fans, forcing them to also dislike it.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:45 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh quite your bitching! Square made it clear that the Crystal Dynamics engine they're using was meant for multi-platform development so this isn't going to hinder the release... not that a release has even been announced. It was originally an exclusive title, but it's good to see some companies are attempting to reach out further into the gaming community. I don't understand the fuss about the game being ported to the 360. It just DOESN'T make sense. That's just more gamers to discuss Final Fantasy with. Ugh!

    Comment by Anonymous

    . . . and now I have no reason to even CONSIDER buying a PS3. I'm very happy.



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