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Square-Enix yet to begin FFXIII on 360

Dev kits aren't even in the house yet...

Development on the recently-announced Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy hasn't begun, according to GameSpot.

"We haven't changed the direction of the development [of FFXIII]," said director Motomu Toriyama during Square-Enix's DK Sigma3173 event. "We're making the PS3 version first, and then porting to the 360 later."

Square-Enix made the surprise announcement at July's E3 Media and Business Summit that FFXIII would be coming to Xbox 360, launching simultaneously with the PS3 version is North America and Europe.

Square-Enix reportedly doesn't have Xbox 360 development kits yet. "I'm telling [the development team] to not think about the Xbox 360 right now. We can think about it after the development kits arrive."

Toriyama assured that the multiplatform status of the game doesn't mean the PS3 version will suffer from any spec change.

"Right now, we're fully concentrating on the PS3 version," he said.

As GameSpot notes, due to the simultaneous platform release plans for the game in North America and Europe, the PS3 version will presumably be held back until the Xbox 360 version is complete.

Square-Enix has not announced a firm U.S. release date for FFXIII.

Article supplied by Edge-Online