The other day Kotaku posted a rumor stating Final Fantasy Versus XIII had been cancelled. More and more sites reported on it, ourselves included, which eventually led Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada to refute the claim via Twitter. Not only did he deny the cancellation, Wada even mentioned having recently attended a presentation for the game, and being incredibly impressed by the quality of the cityscape. This is great news for diehard fans who had purchased a PS3 with the expectation of being able to purchase the exclusive title. Of course, whether or not it’ll remain a Playstation 3 exclusive remains to be seen.
Sadly, it seems rumors like these have been popping up quite often as of late, so it pays to remains vigilant. I urge fans and journalists alike to pay close attention to the stories you read and source, as on occasion, something that may seem like a juicy bit of news may just be wishful thinking or pure conjecture. Take the rumors surrounding Khan’s appearance in Abram’s upcoming Star Trek sequel. I can’t even begin to imagine how silly we’d all look if we had reported that as if it were matter of fact. At this point, I couldn’t even fathom it. So, before we complain on our favorite image boards, let’s look before we leap, shall we?
[news via andriasang]