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Square Enix Has No Plans for Final Fantasy XIV on Xbox 360

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213w ago - During an E3 interview, Square Enix senior vice president of software development Hiromichi Tanaka has said that there are currently "no plans" to bring the game to Xbox 360.

To quote: "Currently there are no plans for a version for the Xbox 360," Tanaka told [Register or Login to view links].

"We are still talking with Microsoft about an Xbox 360 version, but at the moment we are only working on the PS3 version and Windows version."

At last year's E3, Senior Vice President of Square Enix, Shinji Hashimoto, said that "in terms of other hardware devices, including Microsoft's, we're considering all possibilities [for Final Fantasy XIV]."

We'll see if this changes in the future.
 

Video: E3 2010 Interview - Final Fantasy XIV for PlayStation 3

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213w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein shared an interview with senior vice president of software development Hiromichi Tanaka on Final Fantasy XIV for PlayStation 3 from E3 2010 today, as follows:

After a short break, our [Register or Login to view links] coverage continues now with [Register or Login to view links].

A new trailer was shown at our E3 press conference, which we've included below. After that, our Jaffa Cake-eating colleague dropped by the [Register or Login to view links] booth for a quick chat on the console-exclusive PS3 edition of this MMORPG.

So I was just passing through the Square Enix booth at E3 and I noticed a door slightly ajar. I can never resist a slightly ajar door so I poked my head in to find Hiromichi Tanaka, senior vice president of software development, sitting down for a Final Fantasy XIV round table interview. There was a spare seat so I sat down, whistling behind a newspaper, and asked a few questions of my own.





As an extra titbit, there was PC monitor running the game in stereoscopic 3D in the same room, although Tanaka told me that this was purely a technical demonstration and he wouldn't be drawn when I asked if they...
 

Final Fantasy IX for PS3 and PSP Hits PSN Store This Tuesday

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215w ago - Square Enix's Vice President of Marketing Ami Blaire has confirmed that Final Fantasy IX for both PS3 and PSP will be hitting the PSN Store this coming Tuesday.

To quote: We'd like to thank everyone who has patiently waited for the revival of one of the most anticipated classics in the Final Fantasy series, [Register or Login to view links].

Returning to the elements of what makes true role-playing games appealing – characters, grand story, engaging battles and an impressive presentation – we're proud to offer PS3 and PSP owners a chance to relive what RPG fans have long considered a nostalgic masterpiece.

The wait is almost over and we're proud to announce that Final Fantasy IX is finally here, again!

Look for Final Fantasy IX to hit the US PSN Store next Tuesday, June 15th for $9.99. For more information on Final Fantasy IX, please visit the [Register or Login to view links].
 

Sony and Square Enix Sued for Final Fantasy XIII Freezing on PS3

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216w ago - As if there weren't enough class action lawsuits filed recently for the removal of OtherOS on PS3, IGN reports that yet another [Register or Login to view links] (PDF) is brewing against Sony and Square Enix over Final Fantasy XIII freezing and in some cases breaking the user's PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: "The lawsuit, filed on June 2, 2010 by Daniel Wolf of San Diego, Calif., alleges Final Fantasy XIII has caused 'severe and widespread damage' to Sony PS3 gaming systems since its release on March 9, 2010.

The lawsuit states that, for many consumers playing Final Fantasy XIII, has 'caused their PS3 consoles to freeze and become totally and permanently inoperable.'

Wolf said he purchased a copy of Final Fantasy XIII the day it was released, and when attempting to save his game, his PS3 became unresponsive and would no longer play any other media after restarting it.

The suit also alleges that both Sony and Square Enix blamed the issue on one another. Square Enix said the issue resulted from Sony's console, and Sony blamed the issue on a faulty Final Fantasy XIII game disc. Neither company...
 

Final Fantasy IX Returns to PS3 and PSP on PlayStation Network

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217w ago - Today Square Enix Europe's Brand Manager Antonio Marfuggi has announced that Final Fantasy IX is returning to both the PS3 and PSP on PlayStation Network!

To quote: Today's a special day, here at [Register or Login to view links]: FINAL FANTASY IX; one of our most celebrated games is now available again from PlayStation Store for all PS3 and PSP users.

Ten years have passed since it made its first, triumphant appearance on the original PlayStation. And since then, it has been regarded as a milestone in the history of console RPGs, and games in general.

Players will have the chance to own and experience the tale of young thief Zidane, kind black mage Vivi and beautiful princess Garnet, and their quest to defeat the evil forces of the Queen of Alexandria.

A true classic, FINAL FANTASY IX introduced elements such as the Active Time Events and Mog-Net into the FINAL FANTASY universe, as well as the renowned Tetra Master card mini-game.

To know more about the game and its world, have a look at the official [Register or Login to view links]. I hope you'll enjoy FINAL FANTASY IX as much as I did - I'd love to see your comments about it!
 
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