Last weekend, rumors started flying around that Final Fantasy Versus 13 had been cancelled. The rumor was spearheaded by the popular gaming website Kotaku, who claims that several sources told them that the game is no longer in development. Naturally, the news upset many fans that had been waiting for the game’s release since it was announced back in 2006. Fans will be happy to know, however, that the rumors are not true at all.
Today, Square-Enix CEO Yoichi Wada confirmed on Twitter today that Final Fantasy Versus 13 is still in production. (Kotaku was kind enough to offer a translation) In his tweet, Yoichi stated “There’s someone making a false rumour that Versus was cancelled. Haha… just a minute ago, the regular Versus meeting ended. If you saw the presentation of the city, it’d knock you off your feet – lol.” Based on his statement, the game may be farther in development than people had perceived.
Despite being untrue, it’s understandable why the rumors of Final Fantasy Versus 13’s cancellation were started in the first place. Little has been said about the game since Square-Enix revealed it back in 2006. Being left in the dark for 6 years is bound to leave a bit of doubt in some people. Hopefully Suare-Enix will take a hint and prepare something to show fans that Final Fantasy Versus 13 is in fact still alive.