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Update on Final Fantasy Versus XIII Development

Kagari

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Nomura says that he recently did a walkthrough of the full world map. He also did a check on the game's dungeons and the side paths in the game's towns. He was impressed with how expansive everything is.

When Square Enix announced the development of its "Luminous" next generation engine, some very cruel people joked that maybe Versus would be updated to use it. Actually, the game does use the lightning technology from Luminous, Nomura reveals. However, the game also uses a game specific engine that's specialized for action.

With Versus, Nomura promises a Final Fantasy like you've never seen before.
 

Emitan

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Wait, it's actually a game? That the staff knows what it is before it's about to ship? Color my very cautiously optimistic.
 

badcrumble

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It uses the lighting from Luminous? On the one hand, thank god, that'll at least speed up asset creation by an order of magnitude.

On the other hand, THEY BUILT ANOTHER ENGINE FOR THIS GAME WTF
 

StuBurns

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I've read comments like this before about Nomura 'checking' the game. What does he do all day that he can be surprised at the progression of his game?
 

badcrumble

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StuBurns said:
I've read comments like this before about Nomura 'checking' the game. What does he do all day that he can be surprised at the progression of his game?
zip up his pants
 

Emitan

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StuBurns said:
I've read comments like this before about Nomura 'checking' the game. What does he do all day that he can be surprised at the progression of his game?
Reading Kingdom Hearts fanfiction to inspire the plot for the next game in the series.
 

commish

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I'll buy this game, but fuck if I know what actually happened in the story of FF13.
 

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So, is this entirely written by PR?

"some very cruel people joked that maybe Versus would be updated to use it"

yikes
 

Calcaneus

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It already seemed like a Final Fantasy like Ive never seen before. He keeps hyping me for it. Mid 2012 cant come soon enough.
Is that when a new trailer will come out?
 

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friskykillface said:
so no chance of hope appearing or mention of hope? :D :D I'm in, if it ever comes out haha :(
mentioned, might be possible, maybe in legends, but they are set in the same universe, same planet but different continents i think.
 

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This just shows what a development hole vs 13 has been in for the past 6 years. They incorporated the lighting from luminous only because the current lighting was starting to feel last-gen. If the development stretches on, they'll incorporate particle effects and other tech from next-gen too. It always begins like this.

So how much does vs 13 needs to sell in order to break even at this point?
 

StuBurns

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RustyNails said:
So how much does vs 13 needs to sell in order to break even at this point?
The budget is probably pretty small right now actually. I don't think there's been anything suggesting it's a huge team or anything.
 

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JordanLMiller said:
I kinda wish this would happen too.
Think about it. If they don't rename this to FFXV, this will be the first gen without three mainline Final Fantasy games. That and, how well do you think the game would sell with a name like FF Versus XIII, as opposed to just FFXV?

Versus XIII is weird and confusing (do you KNOW how many people asked me if it was "that Final Fantasy fighting game" before Dissidia came out?), XV just makes sense.
 

Totobeni

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Seraphis Cain said:
They really, REALLY just need to rename this to Final Fantasy XV already.
I actually think Square need to drop the numbers from the main Final Fantasy games, when a game series hit 10 it's just not right anymore.
 

RoboPlato

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I have finished high school and college since this was announced and even though I don't really play JRPGs anymore, I'm still super excited for it. Hearing about the grand scale makes me happy. I'm very excited for this when it finally does see the light of day.
 

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Totobeni said:
I actually think Square need to drop the numbers from the main Final Fantasy games, when a game series hit 10 it's just not right anymore.
Hell no!! I look forward to every numbered FF game. It wouldn't be the same without the numbers.
 

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When Square Enix announced the development of its "Luminous" next generation engine, some very cruel people joked that maybe Versus would be updated to use it.
Those monsters
 

ULTROS!

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When they release the game, I'll probably have grandchildren already.
 

Emitan

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Maybe when this game comes out, I'll have an exclusive sneak peek of The Last Guardian on the disk.
 

StuBurns

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Totobeni said:
I actually think Square need to drop the numbers from the main Final Fantasy games, when a game series hit 10 it's just not right anymore.
I think they just need to use them less. One numerical entry a generation would be great.
 

Emitan

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StuBurns said:
I think they just need to use them less. One numerical entry a generation would be great.
I think that's going to happen on it's own...oh wait it's you. Why did everyone change their avatars today?
 

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You know what would be hilarious? If this game was cancelled for the PS3 and made a Wii U launch title.
I will literally burn my Japanese copy of Advent Children Complete if it happens.