The newest edition of the Weekly Famitsu have revealed some tidbits about the upcoming Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy X HD thanks to the magazine’s interview with the high-profile director, Tetsuya Nomura.
According to Nomura, Final Fantasy X HD is still early in the development process as it has been revealed just last year for PS3 and PS Vita. The 43-year-old has reassured that they’ve started work on the classic Final Fantasy title.
He also mentioned that Square Enix’s 1st Production Department – the very same studio responsible to the Final Fantasy series – is behind the high-definition update. If you are worried about a quick port job, don’t worry, we should see something that is worth playing.
As for their other big project, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the game has supposedly gotten a boost on its visuals and looks, improved over the last trailer revealed early last year in a special press conference.
According to the man who also worked on Final Fantasy VII, there’s a nice mix of pre-rendered events done by real-time cinematics and Square Enix’s Visual Works department. The ratio is around 7 to 3 respectively.
For example, the scene where Stella and Noctis first met is now pre-rendered as Nomura suggesting that adding controls to the player did not add to the experience.
Regarding the title’s inaugural release date, Nomura said that while he’s not yet scheduled anything, he’d like to make some sort of Versus XIII related announcement or showing this year, although he can’t say where or when, and the next time the public see it, it’ll be running on PS3 console.