Final Fantasy X HD to Include X-2

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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It’s been almost a month since last we heard from Final Fantasy X HD, but Shonen Jump has come out with a report that the long anticipated HD port will come with the game’s sequel, the oddly, yet appropriately named Final Fantasy X-2 on the same disc… at least, on the PS3. On the Vita, it seems that it will be a separate purchase.

I’m not particularly surprised that X-2 is getting HD treatment. After all, wasn’t a full half of X-2 just recycled content from X? I’m more surprised that they’re splitting up the games on the Vita. The Vita is already in dire straits right now, and forcing Vita owners to purchase two games, while PS3 owners need only one purchase, really seems like a dumb idea. Unless Square Enix is planning to release the games for $20 each on the Vita, and $40 for both on the PS3. Fans may decide that they’d rather only have X, thereby encouraging more Vita sales… But, even then I’m skeptical. And that’s assuming my price guesses are right. More likely Square Enix will charge $30-$40 a piece for the Vita games, and it’s doubtful that they’ll be able to charge $60 for 10+ year old games, so the console version will almost certainly be cheaper than buying the two Vita titles.


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I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.

  • dbclick

    Probably not including them on Vita together for a simple reason of space.

    Final Fantasy X and X-2 are each around 4 GB for the PS2 versions (and that’s without HD textures and, if we’re lucky, re-rendered HD video cutscenes and if we’re even more lucky, higher poly models). This could easily push the size to 8 or more GB for each game. That’s 8GB total for the PS2 games and likely 16 or more GB for the HD versions together.

    As far as I know, Sony is only making (or at least planning to make) Playstation Vita Game Cards up to 8 GB in capacity for now (with most games fitting on 2 or 4 GB cards). It probably isn’t economical/feasible to make a 16 GB Game Card at present, whereas a dual-layer PS3 Blu-Ray disc has a capacity of around 50 GB.

  • This is actually…pretty cool, and a surprise good move by Square Enix, who’s name has been recently tainted by cash grabs like All The Bravest.
    This makes the PS3 version a great deal for those who’ve not played X-2.

  • My question is: If I where to buy the PS3 version, would cross play give me both games on the vita?

    • Even if Square Enix doesn’t want to do this, Sony should pick up the slack. FFX was a system seller on the PS2, and Cross Buy with this game seems like something that could actually move Vitas.