Yoichi Wada, who is the president and the chief executive officer working at Square Enix, has denied that Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been canceled and assured players that the game was still under development and that he was getting regular updates on its status.
The executive used Twitter to assure all those who have been eagerly awaiting more news about Final Fantasy Versus XIII
that it might arrive sooner than they expect.
Yoichi Wada suggested that the meetings linked to the action Japanese role-playing game were quite regular and teased players about the city setting, saying that gamers might be surprised about how it is shaping up.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII was initially set to be the second game launched in the Fabula Nova Crystallis universe, which also includes Final Fantasy XIII.
Development has started more than six years earlier and the last live demo for the game was shown during 2010.
Since then Square Enix
has found the time and the resources to deliver the XIII-2 expansion for the core Final Fantasy game, which significantly altered the game and solved many of the problems that gamers reported with the initial release.
The game director working on Final Fantasy Versus XIII had announced during January that a new live demo would be released during the first half of the year, but in March he announced that his team lacked the resources needed.
The rumors about the cancelation of Final Fantasy Versus XIII emerged after a number of sources from inside Square Enix told Kotaku that the resources linked to the game, both material and human, were now allocated to a yet-unannounced Final Fantasy XV.
Square Enix has already announced that on September 1 it will be making a number of important announcements linked to Final Fantasy on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the franchise.