Final Fantasy XIII made the jump to the Xbox 360, and it went on to sell over five million copies and become the fastest selling title in the series. Coincidence? Square Enix certainly hopes not. Not surprisingly, they're "looking into" bringing Final Fantasy Versus XIII to the Xbox 360. A looking into that is going to take them right up to "officially" announcing the game.
Square Enix president and CEO Yoichi Wada was recently asked about that exact possibility at an investor meeting, to which he replied, "We’ll be looking into it internally until right before the formal announcement.” Which means, for one thing, we'll actually be getting a formal announcement. Does that mean that announcements at E3 way back in 2006 don't even count?
That was when Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIII would actually be a trilogy of games they were calling "Fabula Nova Crystallis." Final Fantasy XIII was the first title, then Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and finally (hee!) Final Fantasy Agito XIII. While it certainly sounds like a trilogy, Agito XIII has only been announced for the PSP in Japan, which would mean that many Xbox 360 owners would need to branch out to a handheld and move to another country in order to complete the story.
The game was already a no show at the last Tokyo Game Show because the development team was under the gun. So hopefully we'll have further news during E3 next month.