Humor occurs in threes. So will it be just as funny this year if Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada comes out on stage at Microsoft's E3 press conference, taps Don Mattrick (or whoever happens to be speaking) on the shoulder, and announces that yet another PlayStation 3 exclusive is coming to Xbox 360?
If Wada does appear at Microsoft's press conference, it's possible that he may be bringing Final Fantasy Versus XIII news with him. The chance of a multiplatform release for the Final Fantasy XIII sister project doesn't seem as remote today after some comments shared by Wada during the Q&A segment of an investors briefing in Japan yesterday.
As reported at Impress Watch, an attendee, noting that FFXIII's sales seemed to have benefitted from its multiplatform release, asked Wada if it would make sense to give Versus similar treatment. Replied Wada, "We'll be looking into it internally until right before the formal announcement."
This is a slightly more open stance than we've seen on Versus in the past. Following FFXIII's multiplatform switch, Versus trailers have displayed the text "For Playstation 3 Only Worldwide."
The "formal announcement" Wada speaks of could come at E3, although recent comments from director Tetsuya Nomura have indicated that this may not happen.
One thing's for certain, if you see Wada on stage at Microsoft's press briefing, you should definitely keep your eyes on the speakers' shoulders.
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