FFXIII gets simultaneous 360 and PS3 release

Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of Square Enix’s upcoming RPG sensation Final Fantasy XIII, has stated that the game will be released simultaneously on both PS3 and Xbox 360 in Europe.

Furthermore, he dated its arrival for spring next year.

We don’t have the actual month down yet, but in Japan it’s scheduled for a winter release, and in Europe and North American territories it’s spring 2010,” he told VG247.

For Europe and North America, the PS3 and 360 versions are going to be released simultaneously.”

Kitase went on to explain that the comparatively short gap between the Japanese and Western release is thanks to some important developments to Square Enix’s localisation processes.

For previous titles it took usually about a year to localise each version and bring it over to Europe,” he added. But for this title there should be a considerably shorter gap and we’ll bring it to European territories as close to the North American release as possible.”

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