Square Enix - Final Fantasy Versus XIII Not On Hold

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Yesterday we reported that on comments made by Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura in the latest issue of Famitsu that seemed to indicate that the game was being put on hold while team members helped get plain old FFXIII out the door. Not true, says Square Enix.

"Reports that development for Final Fantasy Versus XIII is on hold are false," the publisher said in a statement passed on to Eurogamer. "The truth of the situation is that when free, some staff from the Versus team have been helping with the XIII team on development of Final Fantasy XIII. Development for both titles is continuing as originally scheduled."

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So either a misunderstood statement or perhaps someone a bit ticked that his staff is being nicked exaggerating a bit. I'm just a bit boggled by the very concept of game developers with free time myself. Does that happen?

FF Versus XIII reports "are false" [Eurogamer]

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@Noshino: You're assuming everyone here has been around that long. Judging from many of the comments in the Tecmo-related threads, it's obvious that many people who read this site are unaware of what it actually means to work in this industry. They're shocked - SHOCKED! - that people would be forced to work overtime and not get paid for it.

The EA spouse thing was like 4 years ago. I have no doubt that some of the readers/commenters here are 12-13 years old. 4 years ago to them was 1/3 of their lifetime. Even at 16, when you're just starting to think about your life's path, I doubt many that age are remembering back to when they were 12 and they read about that EA Spouse thing, because I doubt many of them actually did at that age.