The strain of porting the graphical finery of the PC version of Final Fantasy XIV to the ageing hardware of the PS3 appears to have proven too much for Square Enix – after delaying the PS3 version’s release to March 2011, 6 months after the PC version, Square Enix has admitted they are struggling with a host of technical problems trying to get the game running on the PS3.

Lamenting the delay, producer Hiromichi Tanaka frankly admitted the port was not going well:

“Yes, it’s a shame. We understand the wrath of players and the developers are sorry because they did everything they could to have a simultaneous release date, but unfortunately they have encountered many technical problems on the development of the game for PlayStation 3.

We strive to release the game as soon as possible. If possible, we would publish the game sooner.”

This from the man who claimed players “wouldn’t notice” any difference between the two platforms:

Q. Can you enjoy both PC and PS3 versions at the same quality?

A. They don’t really look all that different. There’s no “3D Surround” [Nvidia multimonitor 3D gaming], of course. The textures are a quarter the size, and the resolution halved, but you won’t really notice.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Glorious PC gaming master race reporting in. Suck it, PS3 poorfags.

    Actually, I'm kinda pissed too because there will be a lot less people to play with now. Most people were counting on their PS3s to carry them along until the PC requirements weren't so terribly high.

    Cross-regional and cross-platform is what FFXIV is all about, and what made FFXI not suck as much as it should have. Shit happens, I can deal for 6 months.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 poorfags? Aren't PC gamers the ones who download games all the time without paying for them?

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    15:13 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    More console games are downloaded and burnt on DVD/BD than PC games, what was your point?

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    Comment by Gogetters
    22:33 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh wait then what was the that little problem with the Xbox involving tons of people getting banned for playing cracked games?

    mhmm i guess it didn't happen now...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    First of all, statistics, please.

    Second, when was PS3's protection cracked?

    Third, it's rather obvious more console games are being downloaded since PC doesn't get half as many.

    Fourth, you only hear developers complaining about PC piracy, not console piracy. Epic Games was one of them.

    Comment by PhillB
    10:49 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the PC gaming market wasn't so diminished, I would troll as much as possible to defend PC gaming.

    IF you got big dollars, invest in powerful PC (whether you use Windows, Linux or any other kernel). I really does everything.

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    Comment by Gogetters
    10:23 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    After releasing the same dull game 13 times you would think that all the "Technical Problems" would be gone on the 14th game...

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    11:17 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heheh, see the good side of things. At least this time they are being honest.

    FF14: "We're having a shitstorm. We have to delay the release. We're sorry"

    FF13: "We're doing fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiineeeeeeeee. No problems at all." Consumers on release day: "WTF IS THIS SHIT!?"

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:20 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ummmmmmmm, I don't know a single PS3 fanboy who wants to play this game to begin with.

    What, did everyone forgot how terrible XI was?

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    15:14 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it was so bad why are there still so many people playing it 8 years later?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    once again PS3 fans get what they (don't really) pay for

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:32 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So this is Square-Enix's confession that they are unqualified st the job they get paid to do? It looks like it is time to fire the whole lot of them and bring in new blood that is actually up to date with the latest technology. That or maybe encourage its existing employs to do some of that delicious continuous education.

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    Comment by destructorv2
    16:11 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hee hee hee... Hiromichi Tanaka sounds like Hitomi Tanaka

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    squenix programmers can't do shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 05/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Azure Xuchilbara

    Since when did Final Fantasy = Hentai?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 11/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My IQ just lowered by 200 points, while reading these comments.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    God no-one wants this game... if you could prioritise KH3 or FFXIII-2 itd make your fans that much happier. But then again if you did care about us youdve made FFXIII a real FF game and start the FFVII remake by now =.=

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 suck? PC forever !!!!

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    Comment by raijinz
    18:36 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Final Fantasy 13 was developed with the X360 in mind. Final Fantasy 14 was developed with the PC in mind.
    Why can't they just start with the PS3 first, then worry about the other platforms? - moderate Sony fanboy

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    After playing FF13, I am no longer excited about the new Final Fantasy title anymore.

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    15:10 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you consider Final Fantasy Tactics a FF title too? Equating the 2 is kust plain stupid.

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    Comment by g0dslay3r
    05:35 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i never understood why people would want to play mmo's on a console

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Playing something else than a shooter or a racing game on a console nowadays is a welcome change, you know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dont know why anyone would want to play a shooter on a console ... controllers are shit, keyboard/mouse = 10,000 x more accurate.

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    Comment by Majineko
    05:52 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuckin lame, i swear. i was looking forward to this.

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    Comment by obro
    05:52 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah we are lazy so let's just blame it on a platform.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:20 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Becouse its platform fault . Every developer will say that even if you know any from the inside sony studios you will know what they personally think about it :D . Architecture of this peace of crap just sucks and its not even fast :] .

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    Comment by DarkJack
    04:43 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    not that surprising. Running the game at full quality requires a monster PC atm. (intel 980X + highest ATI HD5900 series card). That gets 10k marks on the FFXIV benchmark.

    needless to say 12 cores + insane GPU power is far beyond what the PS3 can give (or any other console for that matter since the PS3's specs are already above the X360's and wayyyyy above the Wii's).

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not true ... a 5770 maxes the game at 1080p with 8x msaa and 16x af

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    Comment by Myballz
    07:44 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 maybe a good system but it does have its problem's and drawback's like for example the loading time for some games like Transformar's and Mod Nation Racers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:49 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Loading times a drawback? Since when?

    Are you that impatient you can't just sit still for a minute while waiting for the game to load? Are you going to forget all the plot during that time or what?

    Even if you consider it a drawback, PS3 is not the only system hindered by it (basically every disk based console had this problem now and then) and it's not the system's fault but the programmers' that they couldn't program shit right.

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    Comment by DHYohko
    04:42 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ports never work well or play identical, never.

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    Comment by Lilith
    04:46 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also, MMORPGs are meant for PC anyways, and I've yet to be proven otherwise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Phantasy Star Online.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:38 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most PC elitists will tell you otherwise that PSO isn't an "MMO" Which is bullsh*t and was an awesome game back in the day unlike the garbage that is PSU.

    As for FF14, I personally couldn't care less. XI was atrocious, and played even worse. I spend a considerable amount playing games, I dont need that time tripled because a game literally plays like molasses and looks about as exciting as watching paint dry, minus any chance of the possibility of inhaling fumes due to poor ventilation. Of course, most people who would even comment on this article are probably those who somehow managed to find some sort of entertainment value in this online FF game, so commence with the down votes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    PSO!! It probably isn't the best out there, but it's still my favorite. =3
    Well, that and PSU... though I don't know if they are really MMO's or just Online RPG's...

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    Comment by Elias123
    04:40 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ah, that should be their slogan FINAL FANTASY XIV PS3
    "you won't even notice"

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    Comment by M
    06:08 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What do you expect? It's not like you can break open the PS3 and throw in the best possible GPU money can buy right?

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    05:20 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much...

    I'll just wait for the Futanari hentai doujins to flood Toranoana and Pixiv like always then buy them from there...It's all about the Hentai in the end for me anyway...

    And if anyone wants some Final Fantasy Futanari doujins, tell me since I almost 1 gigabyte of them all from various Final Fantasy games (FF3, FF7, FFX, etc.)...Some are English translated...

    I was going to share this on the previous FFXIV thread, but 4shared was acting up...And yes, I have Mithra futanari as well...

    Here's 3 Final Fantasy XI Futanari doujins for you to enjoy...


    They're pretty hot...One of them even involves urethra play~

    Here's some Mithra Futa pictures as well...


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heheh PS3 owners got fucked hard with this!

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    Comment by Ghost Dog
    05:41 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps what they mean to say is... "We're having problems porting the game for the 360 in secret to earn more money."

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    14:59 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No they were sick and tired of dealing with Microsoft and XBOX RRODs were more common because of the longer play times of MMORPGs that normal single player games. I don't blame them for telling MS to fuck off.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    14:32 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The textures are a quarter the size, and the resolution halved, but you won’t really notice."

    What kind of a blind bat can't figure out the textures being quarter the size and the resolution being halved? So that's going from high quality high definition to standard def? That is a huge leap in quality..

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    Comment by alidan
    21:51 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    from my understanding, and i may be wrong, i have been before, and i will be again, but the xbox is basically a computer with a specialized function.

    the reason the xbox is so similar to code for is to the pc.

    now the ps3 on the other hand is a bitch to program for, because its not like a pc in conventional terms.

    thats why going from a pc game, like ffxiv to the ps3 is such a bitch, and that its un planed for complications. if it have been the lead, the pc port would probably be able to come out same day. i dont get why, but porting to the ps3 is a bitch, but porting from isnt nearly as hard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:41 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Alidan 06:24

    "all thats left is to alter a bit of code..."

    Wrong. Edu-ma-cate yourself.

    Xbox360 architecture:

    PS/3 architecture:

    IBM PC architecture:

    You are correct about writing from the ground up for the PS/3 rather than porting -- but that's true for best performance from any real-time graphics app across significantly architecturally-different hardware platforms.

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    Comment by TNinja
    06:08 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought that only applied to Tales of series.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    05:54 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't really care either way though...Game Companies have been doing it since the late 90's...

    But one thing I've learned in a Final Fantasy RPG or any RPG for that matter...

    It doesn't matter what legendary armor or weapon you equip or how high your level is...It's all the same when you have a cock up your ass...And you're eventually screaming for more~

    But in hentai, it's a win-win situation (Unless of course it's a guro hentai doujin...I fap to their dying moans like in Ragnarok Online guro doujins)...

    Thus when I see a game I like, I usually buy the hentai goods first so I can 'get to know' the characters better...

    But sometimes it's the opposite...I got to know a game/anime through Hentai...

    Take Touhou for example...I learned about it ever since I saw that Waki Miko Reimu video on Youtube and became an Armpit Fiend who craves Reimu's delishush mikopits(tm) 24/7...

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    06:12 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, and it sure isn't limited to RPG's too...

    Take StarCraft for example...

    They made a Nintendo 64 version...I still remember playing it too...

    The graphics was sh*t compared to the PC version but it did feature a secret mission involving Alexei Stukov's resurrection...

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    Comment by Kei-chan
    06:22 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was never as good with the N64 as i was with the pc version, i found it harder to micromanage. But i knew some people that were insanely good playing N64 starcraft.

    I don't really care to play either version of this atm, the pc version is fucking insane...i'm not paying a ton of money to upgrade my pc just to play the minimum requirements. And since the last FF game on the PS3 having all those problems with breaking the PS3...i'll pass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:38 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    PC=direct X
    Xbox=direct X
    PS3=OpenGL SL 1.0

    So don't talk about delaying it cause of Xbox.

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    Comment by alidan
    06:24 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i may get hate for this. but a 360 version would be sinificantly easier than a ps3 version.

    you already have a working pc version, all thats left is to alter a bit of code and get the textures down to run on a console, and there.

    but with the ps3... alot more code alteration is needed, and getting an mmo to work on the ps3... it may just be better to start from the ground up for the ps3 version instead of porting the code

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    06:32 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Kei-chan1

    Well, at least you can download Hentai of them as a consolation price...

    Now that's something any PC can handle without the fancy upgrades~

    Oh, and have you ever tried playing a Hentai (loli) flash game on your PS3 on a 50" HDTV..?

    F*cking awesome...

    Here's a website website with a couple of loli flash games that is PS3 friendly...


    I remember going there when I was a High School freshman browsing for loli flash games on my Computer Lab during freetime...

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    06:17 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i want futa x chick without dick action, got any ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:25 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hear that the 360 is actually the lead platform, back when the game was called Project Rapture. SE hasn't announced it for the 360 because they're trying to secure an online infrastructure deal with MS and haven't been able to.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    09:20 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a before-after picture based on your descriptions, but there was no text...So I added it instead...


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    Comment by carn
    08:59 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Find me a pic where the futa is experiencing erectile dysfunction, and says "my boner is delayed by many technical problems."

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    07:03 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn...That is a very, very rare scenario...Since I think all my futa pics/doujins are 100% sex/creampie/solo pics...

    I'm afraid I won't survive browsing through my Futanari archives without busting several nuts...

    How about I recommend going to Futanari Palace and finding topics on that...

    If you want, I could even give you a small list some really great futa artists that made some Final Fantasy futa doujins among others...

    Jack O' Lantern...




    Escargot Club...

    And there's even that huge FFXI futanari HCG set by Kubuni...

    Go to that site...I've been archiving their entire Doujin Library and CG sets ever since I was 16...

    Over 120 gigs of Futa content, my friend...I've managed to get 59 Final Fantasy futa doujins in there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:36 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Azure Xuchilbara

    Man... really, thanks, I'm your fan now

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    Comment by Futanari
    16:28 11/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haters gonna' hate.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    18:35 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No problem...

    Even though some jealous haters thumbed me down, I have already spread the perverse joys of (Final Fantasy) Futanari Hentai while still relating to the topic at hand...

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