Guess what? Microsoft has confirmed that it won't be releasing Final Fantasy XIII
on the Xbox 360.
Speaking about the success of Square Enix's 360-exclusive Infinite Undiscovery
in Japan, Takashi Sensui, the man with the enviable position of being head of Xbox for Microsoft Japan, stated, “We have similar high hopes for the upcoming launch of other RPGs such as The Last Remnant
, Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope
and Fable II
. However, we have no plans to launch Final Fantasy XIII
Well, firstly - wouldn't launching it be the job of Square Enix, the game's publisher? Secondly - we knew that
Still, Sensui claims that Microsoft is committed to satisfying the hunger of 360 fans. “The recent launch of Tales of Vesperia
was a true catalyst for console sales, and in order to bring more gamers from a broader segment of consumers to the Xbox 360, we need to make the strengthening of our RPG lineup a priority", he said.
Microsoft was, of course, caught out by the game's success
. It sold out
of consoles following the game's platform-selling success.Source: Edge Online