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PS3 FFXIV Delayed

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Final Fantasy XIV launched on September 30 on the PC, with plans to release a version on the PlayStation 3 in March of 2011. Unfortunately, that has changed. The current release estimate for the console MMORPG? "To be determined." I'll let Square Enix explain:

Rather than simply converting the current Windows PC version, it is our intention to include all the improvements we currently plan to meet customer expectations for the PS3™ version. In order to do so, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the release timing of the PS3™ version from our previous plan of early March 2011. The new release date will be announced swiftly upon final determination. We would like to thank customers and other related parties for their patience as they eagerly await the release of the PS3™ version.

Since the launch of the Windows PC version, we have taken a number of actions based on user feedback to provide them a better game experience including a major version update in late November. In addition, we have decided to extend the free trial period until after we can confidently present customers with a plan outlining a level of enjoyment that will satisfy both us and our customers.

Well, while I'd like to commend them for releasing no wine before its time, I'd also have thought that Squeenix would've already figured out what they had to do for the PS3 version before releasing the PC one. Still, I suppose that PS3 gamers can take comfort in the fact that they'll be playing a really awesome version of the game... eventually!

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It probably has something to do with the fact that they haven't figured out what to do with the PC version either.

The jury's out on whether an "awesome version" of Final Fantasy XIV is physically possible on any platform.


Oldtaku said:

The PC version was the dev version of the PS3 version, even down to having a horrible, horrible interface that had a laggy software cursor, often took several seconds to respond to input, required emulating the SIXAXIS dualsticks with the keyboard(!) (for instance to move the map around), and allowed no mouse actions at all - for instance no drag and drop anywhere in the UI. It was all quite third rate.

Plan was to use the PC beta as pre-alpha, use the PC commercial version as the PS3 beta, then the PS3 version would be the PC version with all the bugfixes so far and a slightly different hardware layer. It wouldn't be so bad an idea if they hadn't completely crippled the PC interface to make it PS3-ish. And if the game hadn't sucked.

That's obviously all out the window now.

Rahzen said:

Square Enix may not be my favorite, but this is painful to watch. I was excited for this game until the reviews for the PC build came out. Now that they have once again delayed the PS3 version and had to restructure their team, I'll have to pass. I know better than to board a ship with holes in it.

Shin Gallon said:

Even though I have no interest in playing it, it always pains me when they dumb down or hobble the PC versions of games to make them more "console-fied". If I want to play a console game, I have the console. When I'm playing a game on PC I have certain expectations, and godawful gamepad-inspired UIs isn't one of them (PC Borderlands, anyone?). Thank god companies like Valve don't do this kind of thing.

Kaio said:

This is such bs. There are people who wanted this game to fail before it even came out. So now PS3 players have to wait until PC gamers are pleased with the game. That\\\'s not possible, you can never please everybody especially the MMORPG community that\\\'s bitches about ANYTHING. I was really anticipating this game but now I ready to say FK this game AND Square Enix.

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