US/EU FFXIII Release Not Until 2010
"Square Enix president gives word that Final Fantasy fans outside of Japan won't be able to get the upcoming FFXIII game until 2010"
Published: 17th January 2009 | Source: Eurogamer |
Earlier this week, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada gave a bit of information that likely will disappoint many Final Fantasy fans outside of Japan. In an interview with business site Reuters, Wada said that while Final Fantasy XIII is on schedule for 2009 PS3 release in Japan, those overseas in the Americas and Europe won't be seeing the game until at least April of 2010, perhaps even later.
Obviously this is a pretty big blow to fans eagerly awaiting to get their hands on the next installment in the Final Fantasy saga. However, let's put things into perspective a bit. Earlier this year, a pair of developers gave word that development of the Xbox 360 version would not begin until the PS3 game was complete. With this in mind, it looks like there is a good chance we will be seeing a side-by-side release of FFXIII in the Americas and Europe for both the PS3 and Xbox 360.
If this is true, do you think this was the best move for the game? Or would Square have been better off releasing the PS3 version first?
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