As is customary for any of its non-Eidos products, Square Enix spent a shameful span of time porting the recently released (in Japan) Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Except, the thing is, it didn’t even work on the update – Shanghai studio Virtuos did.
The publisher had hinted in the past that, much like Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, it was handling the upgrade internally – but that’s turned out not to be the case. Siliconera reports that the team behind the port is best known for converting 2K Sports titles to the Nintendo Wii, as well as collaborating on various Ben 10 releases. This is its biggest project to date.
All credit to the outfit, it looks like it’s done an outstanding job – but it makes us wonder just what the actual Final Fantasy team is doing behind closed doors. Admittedly, we know that it's just wrapped up work on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. However, we have a sneaking suspicion that offloading the abovementioned port is not going to bring Final Fantasy XV any closer. Sigh.