More Reviews
REVIEWS Firefall Review
Repetitive gameplay makes this fall a little boring.

The Walking Dead: Season Two Review
At this point, you’re not coming back for the zombies. Let’s get down to business.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Lara Croft and the Temple of Osi Preview
Lara Croft takes another crack at the isometric adventure, and this time she makes Egypt angry.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Madden NFL 15
Release date: Out Now

Destiny
Release date: 09/09/14

FIFA 15
Release date: 09/23/14

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Release date: 09/30/14


LATEST FEATURES A Comprehensive Guide to Dealing with Controversy in the Video Game Industry
Need help wading through the latest misogyny/homophobia/racism/corruption debate in the gaming industry? Paul Tamburro’s here to help!

inFamous: First Light Battle Arena Hints, Strategies, Tips [Stream Over]
Watch as I build out our feature of useful tactics for players in Sucker Punch's wave-based and arcade-awesome arena mode.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP samsmith614 Since game design is a business, I decided to see what's really selling well for the PS4. I did this search a week ago, and at the time, out of the top 20 bestsellers on Amazon 10 had not even been released yet. By now some have been released. But others still have not. And yet others...

GAMING NEWS

Nomura Explains Versus XIII Name Change, Jump To Next-Gen Hardware

Posted on Wednesday, June 19 @ 06:40:49 Eastern by Alex_Osborn


Final Fantasy Versus XIII 
was announced over seven years ago at Sony's E3 press conference in 2006, and since then a lot has changed. To keep up with the ever-changing industry, Square Enix decided to rename the game Final Fantasy XV and bring Tetsuya Nomura's chronically-delayed RPG to next-gen hardware.

In an interview with Famitsu, Nomura explained the reason behind this major change.

Around one or two years after we announced FF Versus 13, it was suggested to us to shift to FF15 as part of the company’s direction. By that time, a fair amount of time had already passed since the announcement and Versus was a well-known title, so it wasn’t a given that this would be 15; it could have still been Versus.

Personally, I came to accept the idea once FF Agito 13′s name was changed to Final Fantasy Type-0. As for the timing of the announcement, given that we were changing platforms as well, [the timing] wasn’t something we could decide on our own discretion. We worked together with assorted other divisions to get it announced at this E3.

Nomura then went on to explain why the company eventually decided to shift development to next-gen platforms rather than sticking with the PlayStation 3 hardware.

With current-gen systems, we couldn’t fully express what we wanted to do in this project. There were more and more things that we would’ve had to change the form of. However, the assumption was that we’d go ahead with a current-gen release, so went through a trial-and-error process to do as much as we could.

So we built an alpha version about a year ago, and the company response was ‘If you remained bound to the current generation, will it will be the product you envisioned?’ They suggested shifting fully to next-gen, and that was the spark that led to the move.

And so there you have it. The mysteries behind the long-delayed Final Fantasy Versus XIII XV have been revealed. Does Nomura's logic make sense to you? Are you glad the game has been moved to next-gen hardware? Let us know in the comments below.

[Via]
Related Games:   Final Fantasy XV


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution