If there are any children in site of your screen cover their eyes; we’re going to talk about Final Fantasy XIV and (as usual) it’s not pretty. The March release for the PS3 version of the MMO? Not happening.
This time the news comes from Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada. Apparently getting the PS3 version up to scratch is going to take more time: “Regarding the PlayStation 3, it is not our wish to release a simple conversion of the Windows version in its current state, but rather an update that includes all the improvements we have planned. For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of the PlayStation 3 version beyond the originally announced date of March 2011.”
Not only that, but Wada has decided to lay down his role as producer in response to the game essentially being pretty pants ever since it launched: “I would like to apologize for our inability to fully satisfy our users with the initial release of Final Fantasy XIV. I take full responsibility for the game’s current situation, and have therefore made the decision to step down from my role as producer. Though no longer producer, I will be continuing to support the development team in other capacities.”
Just how much more bad news can FFXIV take?