Remember that news bit about how the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII would have to sit it out and wait a bit longer for its launch because they're still waiting for the Xbox 360 version? Well brace yourselves cos this bit of news is sure to be flamebait. Apparently, the Xbox 360 version has been in full development for a whopping two months. As in, shortly before E3 only. This E3. Cue in paranoia on further delay.
Asked about the progress of the cross-platform development is going, producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed:
Up to the trial demo version that was released [in April] in Japan, [FFXIII] was PS3-only in terms of development... The Xbox 360 version is definitely following after the PS3 version, but [we] were finally able to come to a point in the PS3 development where some of the staff could take their hands off and start programming the Xbox 360 version.
Given that short span of time however, it appears that there's still not much to worry given that the team is using the Crystal Tools engine, which should at least make the porting process a tad bit more efficient and expedient.
Besides, the Xbox 360 version's looking good. Did you see its trailer from E3? Here:
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