Final Fantasy Versus XIII lives and has cutscenes galore
In an interview with Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura confirms that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still in the works. Apparently it’s looking pretty damn good too, better than the trailer shown at last year’s conference due to advances in real time rendering. Nomura goes on to say that Versus will have a mix of real time and pre-rendered cutscenes. Square Enix loves to make pre-rendered cutscenes, but so far Versus has twice as many real time cutscenes than pre-rendered ones. Specifically, the ratio of real time to pre-rendered cutscenes is 7:3. Don’t worry about the few pre-rendered cutscenes that there will be though, according to Nomura they won’t interrupt gameplay.
While we still lack a release date, it is noted that the next time we see Final Fantasy Versus XIII we’ll see the game itself running on a genuine console. All of this is definitely good news, but all of the focus on graphics sounds like Final Fantasy XIII all over again. Sure the game will be better looking than child birth but will it be, dare I say it, fun? Will it live up the the hype that has built up since its announcement in 2006? Who knows, we’ll just have to wait and find out.