One of the most persistent Xbox 360 rumors (right up there with Metal Gear Solid 4
) has been officially debunked at the highest level. Of course, we're talking about Final Fantasy XIII
. But, how high is the highest level? How about a Square Enix executive? Specifically, IGN reports
Square Enix's Shinji Hashimoto stated that the company has no current plans to make any more Final Fantasy
titles on the Xbox 360. When asked about Final Fantasy
landing on Wii or 360, Hashimoto stated, "For the Wii, we have FF Crystal Chronicles
in production ... As for FF
on the Xbox 360, it's currently a completely blank page."
Being Xbox 360 fanboys, this is where we are contractually obligated to note that Hashimoto's statements don't necessarily rule out future games in the series or even a delayed port of Final Fantasy XIII
itself. Hair splitting aside, it looks like any hope of the next installment of Final Fantasy
landing on the Xbox 360 has been crushed.