Did SE just confirm XIII will be dropped from Versus?

#1Rose_of_MayPosted 2/20/2013 4:35:05 AM
Saw this on Guardian UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2013/feb/18/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-preview?

At a recent reveal event in Paris last month, Motomu Toriyama, the series director, and Yoshinori Kitase, the franchise producer, revealed to a packed room of journalists that the original plan for the XIII trilogy was for it to crack global sales of 10m.

Together, Final Fantasy XIII and XIII 2 have shifted roughly 9.7 million copies, so in order to hit their projected sales goal the forthcoming instalment, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, only has to shift just more than 300,000 units.


They're only including FFXIII, XIII-2 and Lightning Returns as XIII games. Type-0 dropped the XIII ages ago.

Sounds like this trilogy will be the only games with XIII in the title, doesn't it?
#2heartlesshero17Posted 2/20/2013 4:58:36 AM
It just sounds like they were talking about the FFXIII games
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#3NoctionusPosted 2/20/2013 5:03:01 AM
Rose_of_May posted...
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, only has to shift just more than 300,000 units.


So apparently their main reason to allow Toriyama to make XIII-2 & LR is to 'surprass' FFVII's current sales?.

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#4Rose_of_May(Topic Creator)Posted 2/20/2013 5:24:41 AM
Noctionus posted...
Rose_of_May posted...
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, only has to shift just more than 300,000 units.


So apparently their main reason to allow Toriyama to make XIII-2 & LR is to 'surprass' FFVII's current sales?.

http://h12.abload.de/img/0384_fw7r8.gif


So they needed 3 games to top the sales of 1.


heartlesshero17 posted...
It just sounds like they were talking about the FFXIII games


Yeah but isn't Versus kind of apart of XIII? Not the Lightning story of course but the name XIII.
#5joegt123Posted 2/20/2013 5:40:53 AM(edited)
Tc seems to think that because they called it "trilogy" that versus won't be "13" anymore. Good riddance if it were the case.
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#6heartlesshero17Posted 2/20/2013 5:59:53 AM
Rose_of_May posted...
Noctionus posted...
Rose_of_May posted...
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, only has to shift just more than 300,000 units.


So apparently their main reason to allow Toriyama to make XIII-2 & LR is to 'surprass' FFVII's current sales?.

http://h12.abload.de/img/0384_fw7r8.gif


So they needed 3 games to top the sales of 1.


heartlesshero17 posted...
It just sounds like they were talking about the FFXIII games


Yeah but isn't Versus kind of apart of XIII? Not the Lightning story of course but the name XIII.


Yeah but if they were referencing these games, they would of just said the fnc instead of just saying the FFXIII series. Didn't seem to have anything to do with versus 13 at all
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#7DrRockso87Posted 2/20/2013 8:36:39 AM
Noctionus posted...
Rose_of_May posted...
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, only has to shift just more than 300,000 units.


So apparently their main reason to allow Toriyama to make XIII-2 & LR is to 'surprass' FFVII's current sales?.

http://h12.abload.de/img/0384_fw7r8.gif


If Square-Enix finally creates a game (series) that surpasses Final Fantasy VII then does that mean now they'll finally remake it? :P

(referring back to the lame excuse they made last year)
#8zUkUuPosted 2/20/2013 9:29:16 AM
Square is well aware of the controversy of 13. Versus won't have the 13-strigma.
#9peonusPosted 2/20/2013 10:01:37 AM(edited)
The controversy
Is that 13 was not
All that great a game

Ignoring usual
Linear, story and Snow hate
It was just okay

The real issue here
Is that they delay Versus
For more Lightning games

I don't agree with
A potential jump to *4
Because got P3

I mean this P3
I got just for Versus and
MGS4, yep

Square's incompetence
Is that it can't focus on
A few good projects

And thus we get so
Much filler and crap and stuff
Versus also kicked

It depends really
I think Versus will flop due
To being so hyped

But this for P3
It will sell and it looks cool
Just not a great game

If it were P4
Launch title factor and so
People care less so

Square can do what it
Feels is best and what it wants
Still looks very dumb

But what I want now
Worldwide release brosefs
Seven years? Better....

EDIT: For to add
I meant simultaneous
Worldwide release
#103StormsPosted 2/20/2013 10:21:20 AM
I was told that "Versus" is dropped because it's not FF-XIII any more, and will be re-packaged as "FF-XV" to be sold as a next-gen launch game.................

That's just what I've been told. We'll find out if it's true in just a few hours.



Personally I expect Squeenix to break their agreement with both the guy who spent all this time making it and Sony and make it multi-plat for both Microsoft and Sony's next systems because..........well.........that's one of the dirty things they do now