Square-Enix should be used to disappointing people right now. Final Fantasy XIII was pretty badly received (linear is the word most bandied about) and its fans repeatedly clamor for a Final Fantasy VII remake and Kingdom Hearts III, two projects that the company seem strangely unlikely to reveal at any point in the short-term future. One forthcoming title that seemed to show some promise however was Final Fantasy Versus XIII, although over the last few days its continued existence seemed in question.
A report on website Kotaku stated that they believed the project had been canned, as it had been in development for around six years and thought it likely some of the game’s assets would be moved over to the next numbered Final Fantasy title.
All of that information seemed pretty grim from the perspective of a Final Fantasy fan, until the president of Square-Enix, Yoichi Wada, took to Twitter to clear things up. According to Wada the game hasn’t been cancelled at all and he attended a meeting that very day to check on its progress, telling fans that they would be surprised to see how the title had evolved.
Although that information set our minds at rest, it seems that at the very least Final Fantasy Versus XIII has changed since we last saw it and it may not still be a PS3 exclusive. Either way a Final Fantasy event has been scheduled for September 1st so we will bring you more information then.