Square Enix has torn up its promises of DLC for Final Fantasy XIII, and also its promises that the game would still be a PS3 exclusive in Japan.
In comments to Famitsu, leaked ahead of release, developer Toriyama reportedly denies any prospect of DLC for Final Fantasy XIII:
“We were planning to make DLC for it, but those plans disappeared… Sorry!”
Previously he stated “If you keep hold of your copy forever, perhaps there will be even better things in store!”
Cynical interpretations of Square Enix’s actions speculate that they simply made the promise to try to stop people selling their copies and flooding the second-hand market (which happened anyway), but never had any real plans for making DLC.
In other news, Square Enix’s prior assertions that it had “absolutely no intention” of releasing Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360 in Japan (it was marketed as a PS3 exclusive in Japan) have proven to be equally dubious as well – it recently became clear that the Japanese Xbox 360 version will be released in December, severely angering many fans.
Square Enix’s statements now seem set to enjoy an extraordinarily low level of credibility amongst fans – perhaps deservingly.