Looks like The Last Remnant may not see the light of day on PlayStation 3 after all. The game was initially intended as a timed-exclusive for Xbox 360, with a PS3 release to follow, but after a recent Square Enix shareholder meeting it’s seems that may not be happening.
According to andriasang.com, Square Enix president and CEO Yoichi Wada hinted that poor sales of the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game suggest a PS3 release would be unwise. Speaking at the Squenix shareholder meeting, Wada said, “Although it’s tough on the development side of things to say that you’ll release a game on multiple platforms but end up not doing so, Square Enix has to think about profitability,” continuing, “If there’s a gap in the release of multiple versions of a game, and if the first version didn’t necessarily see such great success, they have to think that there won’t be a change in performance on a new platform.”
Though hardcore JRPG fans may be disappointed by the news, others should shrug their shoulders with a collective “meh,” as The Last Remnant has received decidedly mixed reviews. In this case, “mixed reviews” is a nice way of saying that most critics thought it was a buggy mess. The PC version did overcome some of these issues, but the results were still pretty underwhelming. We don’t think there will be too many tears over this one.