Japanese role-playing game The Last Remnant was originally planned for a release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. As of today, only two of those releases have happened, with the third, the PS3 version, starting to look unlikely.
While middling critical reception of The Last Remnant may imply that PlayStation 3 owners aren't missing out, we're sure some die hard RPG fans are still looking forward to some turn-based action, Square Enix style. But company president Yoichi Wada cast doubt on the third version of the game ever arriving yesterday, speaking at a shareholders meeting and discussing The Last Remnant's fate.
According to a recounting of that event, via Andriasang, Square Enix's concerns about profitability may curtail the PS3 port. He reportedly said that the span of time between the Xbox 360/PC and PS3 releases may have an impact on the publisher's decision to get the PlayStation-bound version out the door. The success (or lack thereof) of the original release is also a factor.
Square Enix didn't show The Last Remnant for the PlayStation 3 at E3 2009 this year, a pretty good indicator that the company won't release the title in 2009. While neither of these things is confirmation that the PS3 iteration has been shelved, neither bodes well for a forthcoming release.
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We've contacted the publisher to get official comment, but have yet to hear back from PR representatives.
Last Remnant PS3 Prospects Not Looking Good [Andriasang]