Square Enix Wants to Bring Old MMO to the PS Vita (Wait, What?)

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Never one to shy away from porting a game, Square Enix talked about doing just that in the latest issue of Japanese game mag Famitsu. The choice, this time is rather odd.

According to Square Enix's Hiromichi Tanaka, the Tokyo-based game maker is considering whether or not to bring a straight Final Fantasy XI port to the PS Vita. There are currently no concrete plans.

Tanaka apparently also added that due to the PS3's unique characteristics, it's difficult to port games to Sony's home console.

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Final Fantasy XI was originally released in Japan on the PS2 in 2002. A PS Vita port could be interesting, but really Square Enix, another handheld port?

Tanaka is a Final Fantasy vet, who worked on the first title. He was one of the lead designers on FFXI and was the producer for Square Enix's latest MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV until last December. Surely you remember how that turned out.

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bubbleman--will-buy-a-ps-vita-old
Bubbleman! Will buy a PS Vita for NHL 13 or Gundam Extreme VS, so make it reality!

How the hell are you supposed to play FFXI, with it's uber text-heavy UI on the tiny Vita screen?

Also, the fact that this is even being considered, but Versus XIII hasn't even gone into full production yet (2013 release...) makes me want to see SE in ruins like in the 3rd Birthday (another disasterpiece).