Final Fantasy XIII on 360 Wasn’t Betrayal
Kikizo recently interviewed Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto and Yoshinori Kitase about Final Fantasy XIII. Yup, the latest in the ‘cool to hate‘ RPG series. The interview is full of questions you’d expect in an… interview, including one that has been burning in the hearts of our poor Sonyfriends:
Kikizo: It’s well known by now that FFXIII is no longer PS3 exclusive. Some PS3 fans are extremely disappointed, and have become quite vocal about their dissatisfaction. What would you say to them?
Hashimoto: I’d rather they not think of this as a “betrayal” or disappointment. It’s not like we’re cancelling or delaying the PS3 version at all! It’s more of an added bonus for 360 fans. We won’t be putting them at a disadvantage in any way.
The man has a point. Those who have a PS3 aren’t going to lose anything. As a business, Square Enix needs to make money. If going multi-platform would benefit them greatly, they’d have to be idiots no to do it. But why are fanboy tears still flowing?
A comment on the same topic at Kotaku sums up why. People have ponied up an arm, a leg, and the $599.00 for a Playstation 3 simply because they knew that’s the only system they’d get to play Final Fantasy XIII on, much like Devil May Cry 4, but they were horribly mistaken. If they only knew that they could also experience FF13 on a significantly cheaper console, why would they settle for George Foreman’s Grill the PS3? For individuals who mostly game and nothing else, their console choice pretty much reflects their lifestyle. Sony is losing exclusives and people are feeling betrayed, cheated out of their purchase.
Me and my brothers have a PS3 at home. When asked what games there are for the PS3, I say Metal Gear Solid 4 and then I promptly change the topic to Misa Campo and all’s well. The only thing holding me back from buying a 360 is the failure rate.