Speaking at GamesCom, Final Fantasy XIII bigwigs have dished that the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will be arriving in Europe at the same time, no "actual month down yet".
It's about 70 percent down on Microsoft's platform, they've yet to start debugging. The Sony title is much higher at 90 percent, and retails this winter in Japan. Voice work done.
"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," producer Yoshinori Kitase said.
"For Europe and North America, the PS3 and 360 versions are going to be released simultaneously," he continued, reports . The studio has been big gains toward shortening the time between regional releases.
"For previous titles it took usually about a year to localise each version and bring it over to Europe, but for this title there should be a considerably shorter gap and bring it to European territories as close to the North American release as possible."
Now that the Japanese version is very near completion, they've already begun switching focus to the international versions of Final Fantasy XIII, which will please western fans no end.
Final Fantasy XIII is being released on Xbox 360 and PS3 in spring 2010, and exclusively on PS3 this winter in Japan. Check out the English trailer below.
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