Posted By Shaun K. about 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Over the weekend rumors of the cancellation of Final Fantasy Versus XIII began flying fast and furious across the net. Nor is it hard to see why such talk so quickly took hold with such ferocity. After all, Versus XIII was first announced back in 2006 alongside Final Fantasy XIII and while the latter has not only come out but had enough time to produce a sequel, the former does not even have a release date/window. Heck, Versus XIII was not even mentioned, much less shown, at this year’s E3. So concerns of the game turning out to be vaporware or perhaps having its various assess and whatnot being incorporated into whatever Final Fantasy XV ends up being makes a degree sense. Thankfully however, it now seems that the reports of Final Fantasy Versus XIII‘s death have thankfully been greatly exaggerated.
President and Representative Director of Square Enix Yoichi Wada definitively shot down the idea of Versus XIII being canceled today via his personal twitter feed. In the post he commented that the team working on the game had just held their most recent staff meeting. He said the meeting even had included a presentation of the various towns in the game, which he fully expected to impress fans greatly. A rough translation of the full post follows:
So there you have it and Square Enix, Final Fantasy, and action-RPG fans the world over can breath a deep sigh of relief. Admittedly Final Fantasy Versus XIII still does not have even a remote release window and any kind of real details about the game remain scarce at best, but hey, it could worse. It could be much, much worse. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of all Final Fantasy related news and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.