A few days ago we reported
that Square Enix had officially, without a doubt, and definitively closed the door on any possible iteration of a new Final Fantasy
appearing on the Xbox 360 anytime soon. But it looks like they were quoted incorrectly in the source
story. A Square Enix spokesperson contacted GamesIndustry.biz and set the record straight
about the quote.
Apparently, what they meant was that there was no Final Fantasy
title in development for the Xbox 360 at that moment, but that it did not mean there never would be. According to industry analyst Michael Pachter, "The series has always been single console and given the Xbox 360 sell through in Japan, it would be hard to put the next Final Fantasy
instalment on the 360 only."
Well, that and the fact that alienating their PlayStation fanbase might cause a full-scale riot. Pachter goes on to imagine that they will most likely develop the next title as PS3 only, and "deal with the backlash from the west." So, get prepped and ready for disappointment, you backlashers
. Besides, by the time there's a new Final Fantasy
game out of development and ready for purchase, you'll either be playing it on a PlayStation 9
, or directly on your cerebral cortex via all manner of implants.