Inside sources claim that Square Enix has canned the Final Fantasy Versus XIII project and folded it into the unannounced Final Fantasy XV. The source told Kotaku that the publisher officially cancelled the game a few weeks ago, and the decision has greatly impacted the morale of the development team, who were all saddened by the publisher’s choice.
According to the source, Square Enix has decided to let the game die quietly instead of announcing its official cancellation. This is likely because public knowledge of the cancellation would seriously impact the firm’s stock prices.
A second source claims that, a few months back, Final Fantasy Versus XIII‘s development team and resources were folded into the unannounced Final Fantasy XV. So is it true? Is Versus XIII actually dead? It would be a real shame if it was, especially after all the hype that Square has generated for it.
There is a plus side though, if what the second source says is true. If Square Enix has decided to fold Versus XIII‘s resources into XV it means that we’re going to get XV a lot sooner than we originally were, and it will look just as good as Versus XIII did, maybe even better.
If Final Fantasy XV is in development then I don’t expect it to be released during this console generation. Square Enix will take its time and create something special for the next-gen, to try to breathe new life into the series.
However, they are going to need something to tide fans over until then. Final Fantasy XIII-3 maybe?
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