In all honesty I don't expect it, but if it happens I will not be in the least bit surprised. Thats the best way I can describe my thoughts on Final Fantasy (a numbered one) on xbox. It bugs me a little bit because FF games have always been exclusive to one console per generation.
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Looking at SE's track record it's not happening, they haven't developed a single game for the Xbox, and their PC titles are really just ports of playstation games. If I ever saw a main continuation in the FF series (and the Fabula Nova Crystalis is supposed to last a long time) then it would be on a Nintendo console way before Xbox.
Although anything could happen, I wouldn't bet on it.
Well, for FFXIII i think it has a slim chance to be in Xbox360. But maybe for the next series of FF, SE would reconsider changing console depending on how PS3 sells on the market. I don't really know about these things, but i really hope SE make some FF series on Xbox360. By then, i would save my money and buy one.
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no chance. I don't think there's a market for it. ppl don't buy the xbox for rpg games. the xbox isn't selling in japan, which is where the first ff games would be released. I'm sure SE knows their best chances for selling games is on the sony or nintendo system
Umm... 20% maybe? I mean, they're already quite deep into the development, and it's pretty much too late to turn back isn't it? Unless they released it after PS3's launch. But yeah, maybe not FF13, but later iterations.
That's because there are no equal competition,
Originally Posted by StealDragon
Snes (2D) and PS1&2 (3D) system was dominating the console war, until recently (xbox360).
as Qualia said, it might be too late to make it cross-platform now,
but I'm sure FF13 will be ported to 360 sooner or later,
and If FF13 really hit the market, it might as well be ported to PC.
Hm...well, I think that there is a distinct possibility that a FF game will be on a microsoft console, but I don't think FF XIII will. Isn't square developing the game to take advantage of the capabilities of the PS3? So in the case, a XBOX 360 version would be a port that will just have a lot of Fanboys whining. Plus, I don't think Square wants to make FF XIII twice for two different consoles since its already going to be expensive.
Looking at Gamfaqs' profile for Square Enix, I noticed that SE made two games for the XBox360 already: FF XI, and Project Sylpheed(http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/734/734435p1.html), which is being released in the US and Europe soon, and I think looks kinda cool.
Originally Posted by Elcura
As for the PC, they made Everquest 2(not a port), Bakusou Yankee Damashii(not a port), several expansions to FF XI that are not found on the PS2, and are developing 3 new games for the PC as we speak.
If you look into it, you see that most of this stuff is very recent. That leads me to believe, if they are doing all this in such a short period of time, it is more likely that they will branch out the the 360. It seems to me that they are feeling the waters with these games before releasing.
FFXI was made for the PS2 first, then ported to the PC later (year(s)) then ported to the X360 many many years later.
They didn't develop it for the 360, content is still being released based on that technology and the reason why it hasn't expanded as much as it could is because of PS2's constraints. The expansions are found on all systems, it doesn't make sense to make PC only expansions if the other user bases can't use them, and the reason they do this is because a good portion of their player base is on PS2. Compilation titles not withstanding.
And so I missed some games, still looking at their track record 1 game for the X360 against 100s for Sony and Nintendo, various PC games but PC isn't really included in the console wars is it and if it was a deciding factor in whether they wanted to develop for MS they would've done so many more games by now. However, my point still stands, Square aren't making their most important gaming series on a console that is failing in Japan right now. Looking at the sales, Wii is what? 5 million units under the X360 after being out for a lot less time then the X360. If you want to assume the FF series is moving anywhere, it's to the Wii. Seeing how the consoles stack up in a year will give you way more insight whether SE will choose to design a FF game for the X360
FFXIII itself is exclusive as well, titles like Agito and Versus have a chance of being ported.
...Wow. MadDogMike is completely right about you. You take one look at something, and go in completely the wrong direction.
Originally Posted by Elcura
I never said that FF XI wasn't a port, I said the several expansions they made for it, that they never made for the original, are.
And you completely miss the point. They were founded in 1975, and let's say that they really came into their own, game-wise, in 1983. For 20 years, they never touch the PC, let alone the XBox(granted, it wasn't around). Then, in 2003, they start making PC games, and in 2005, XBox games. That is a radical change from what they had been doing. Why would they make this change, after 20 years of being just Nintendo and Playstation? Take into account that they are Japanese, and the Japanese are notorious in the business world for being careful people that only slowly get into new things. Seems to me, such a radical change, though still small now, can only mean that they are branching out.
Also, as I do not own any of the three systems, I am biased in that respect. You just need to remember the Japanese mindset, and take into account this sharp change from what they had been doing(Remember, the difference between 0 and 1 is vastly greater than the difference between even 1 and 1,000,000).