As Square Enix developers are prone to do, acclaimed Final Fantasy
lead Tetsuya Nomura
recently dropped some vague information about one of the handful of Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy XIII
games that was announced like, a million years ago
(okay, okay -- in 2006). Apparently, due to the display of the world map not being up to snuff, Final Fantasy Versus XIII
may not make an appearance at this year's E3.
"We were hoping to debut it at E3, but we're not sure now," Nomura told Famitsu (as relayed by FF-Reunion.net
). "For displaying characters on the world map, we were originally planning on using the method used by 'FF#,'
with a small Noctus running about on the screen, but that didn't look too great, so we ended up switching to the method used by 'FF#.'
" Allegedly, the "#" designations used by Famitsu in the preceding quotation were an effort to mask the particular Final Fantasy
installments Nomura was referring to. "Famitsu had to block them out," explained Andriasang
Nomura also suggested that Versus
might be benched for E3 2010 in order to give other Square Enix titles at the show more time in the spotlight. Nomura did not mention Agito XIII
in the Famitsu article, but did note that, in terms of other projects, "There are a number of them, along with some for which we need to begin preparations for a reveal." That's right -- forget about finally showing us more of the game that was announced four years ago, bring on Final Fantasy XV!