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FFXIII confirmed to be multiplatform.


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As of March exclusivity of FFXIII was under discussion by execs. according to Gamespot. Midway through April, it would make sense for the decision to have been made. However, whether this is games within the FFXIII series or this is FFXIII itself, still is left to be seen. The article linked says that it is, but I'll wait for other sources to confirm as well. As an early PS3 adopter myself, of course I'll be disappointed, but we'll see how this all pans out. I'm not afraid of Xbox owners getting the game... I'm just afraid of the PS3 fading off and losing what little support it seems to be getting due to the good effort Microsoft is putting out (I'll be the first to say that Sony has been screwing up time and time again with this console.)

Meh, hopefully in due time both consoles will be able to prove that they're worthwhile, because I'm thinking about picking up a 360 on top of my Wii and PS3 at some point. The Wii can keep on trucking as far as I'm concerned (Brawl and Metroid better be good, damn it).

Bleh. It won't be the end of the world if more people get the game. That's common business sense. But I think Square might be underestimating the effect that their games can have on console sales. They claim that they don't want to show favoritism so that the three consoles can have some healthy competition... except the competition is already tilted towards the 360's side and they're just skewing it even more by doing this, on top of Capcom and DMC. If Konami follows with MGS4, then the PS3 will have to make up a hell of a lot of ground to stay in the contest.

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I've gotten pretty bored with the FF series as of late, so I don't even know if I'll pick this one up. Of course, there's not much info on it, so I can't make a judgment yet.

Oh, and to everybody say MGS4 is next, Kojima confirmed that it's a PS3 only title. I definitely wouldn't be surprised if the "Special Edition" version (like Substance and Subsistence) goes to 360 (and even PC) though.

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Kojima wants it to be a PS3 title, but I heard in a few interviews that the pressure is there from the upper management to port it or like you said, do a 'special' edition.

Why are anyone even bothering at this point? 360 is basically fulfilling the role of PS3 now.

Sony may as well plan something crazy like the Wii (crazier, cheaper, economic) to get all the attention back.

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He probably didn't do that just to help you out....

I know. I'm trying not to be a dick about it :-/

Well MGS4 going multiplatform wouldn't be unheard of. MGS2 Substance did it (but it didn't do so well, I beieve). I'm not worried about a special edition multiplatform release. I'm more worried about a simultaneous release of the base game. RE4 brought a lot of attention to the Gamecube (too late in its life, though) and I bet if it had come out on the PS2 simultaneously, the Gamecube wouldn't have gotten nearly as much attention due to having such a good game. The PS3 desperately needs something like that... and it needs it now with big titles like MGS4 and FFXIII. Smaller titles can't afford to stay single platform, no matter how awesome they are, because smaller companies can't generate enough revenue by appealing to just half a market. And in general, it's the biggest titles that sell systems. Every other title has the opportunity to become big because of the fact that people own the system in the first place. (note: buying a system just for a few games is stupid.)

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First off, I think its far too early to write the PS3 off. Blue Ray has been making some strong strides against HD-DVD (I can't recall the last time I saw an HD-DVD commercial) and the PS3 is the cheapest Blu-Ray player around. Of course, my preference is still for regular DVDs (I'm not sure I can fit two blu-ray movies and still have room for an operating system), but blu-ray has the feel of something that will eventually penetrate.

Secondly, lets not expect the port-happy frenzy to continue. Porting is rather common thing early in a new generation of gaming. The markets are smaller than developers are used to, there isn't much of an expertise imbalance with respect to the various consoles, and when a "victor" for a generation is uncertain it's often best to hedge one's bets.

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Blue Ray has been making some strong strides against HD-DVD (I can't recall the last time I saw an HD-DVD commercial) and the PS3 is the cheapest Blu-Ray player around.

Yes, that's nice and all, but the main reason people are buying the PS3 is for the games (or for the first few months, making a profit on eBay).

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