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The light of Versus XIII's expiring soul

Discussion in 'Final Fantasy Discussion' started by BladeRunner, Jul 1, 2017.

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  1. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Chocobo Knight

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    At a recent fan event Square has revealed previously unseen FFXV/vsXIII storyboards from 2013 depicting some unused scenes and designs. I figured it would be useful to have a thread dedicated to discussing these and any future juicy details that get spilled on FFXV's early development stages.

    Thread rules:
    1. No versus XV shitposting
    2. No fanboyism, please.

    Here are the artworks:

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    Plenty of interesting stuff here!
     
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  2. Bazztek

    Bazztek PSICOM Soldier

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    So Ravus apparently would have only had his hood on during the start of the game judging by these storyboards.
     
  3. Storm

    Storm AVALANCHE Warrior

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    and noctis apparently uses hair gel to fix his hair (first image).
     
  4. Guitar (pseudo)God

    Guitar (pseudo)God Red Wings Commander

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    These images mirror some locations up to Leviathan. Underscores how little time BD2 had for development.

    Cindy is there, too.
     
  5. Nova

    Nova AVALANCHE Warrior

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    Would you mind elaborating a bit more on this, please?
     
  6. Guitar (pseudo)God

    Guitar (pseudo)God Red Wings Commander

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    The short answer is I'm on my phone and had to board my flight (before they pulled us off due to weather) so I didn't complete my post.

    Some scenes look familiar. The boys are around a campfire. Cindy's depicted in two scenes. There's Titan, and some rocky place that could be around the Disc of Cauthess. (And is that Dino?)

    As for concepts that didn't make it - there are a few scenes about events from the Leviathan fight. I see a few places that could be Insomnia. There's Ravus in a few scenes - one with Stella and Gentiana. There's a picture of Stella in front of a mirror - she and Gentiana shopping? There's one of Stella at the optometrist too.

    The sense I get is that there were plans to incorporate these concepts into the game (these were from 2013, right?) But in the 3 years, they had they simply didn't have time and had to make some tough calls.
     
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  7. SonOfEtro

    SonOfEtro ShinRa SOLDIER

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    You know... if they made an anime or manga using that artstyle, I wouldn't mind.

    This is just pure speculation, but from the look of those concepts the only thing that changed massively was the interactions between Noctis and Ravus. Stella and Noctis were still separated, and Ravus still seems to have been a high-ranking Niflheim officer keeping his sister under wraps who dropped the ball when Leviathan appeared. He just clashed with Noctis more often.

    Also, those outfits for Stella.... Hmm. Sort of glad she didn't make it in now. Just can't see her in much aside from the all-white gown or that incredible black-and-white placeholder from 2008. Also really miss when she was a fighter, but that's dead and gone. No use crying over it. Nice artwork, regardless of what happened.
     
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  8. Hey Everyone

    Hey Everyone ShinRa SOLDIER

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    Versus XIII should get a manga or novel adaptation then a game adaption if successful
     
  9. Rimio

    Rimio Balamb Garden Freshman

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    No.
     
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  10. Hey Everyone

    Hey Everyone ShinRa SOLDIER

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    I say yes
     
  11. Rimio

    Rimio Balamb Garden Freshman

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    It's realistically and logically impossible.
     
  12. Hey Everyone

    Hey Everyone ShinRa SOLDIER

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    Yeah as unrealistic and illogical as the Ultimate Spider-Man comics existing look if multiple different comics can exist over the same character, I don't think it's exactly impossible to make a Versus manga or comic.
     
  13. Rimio

    Rimio Balamb Garden Freshman

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    They're already doing a XV comic, there's no reason on making another comic or a manga for a game that doesn't even exist.
     
  14. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Chocobo Knight

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    I'd actually be all for a Versus manga adaptation, especially if it had this artstyle. Of course not now, when FFXV is still fresh and hot with the updates, but in a few years? Sure, why not?
     
  15. Bazztek

    Bazztek PSICOM Soldier

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    I'd just like to point out that these storyboards are not for Versus XIII, they're for FFXV as of May 2013.

    Ferrari made a post on his Facebook saying he did a 130 image storyboard presentation for FFXV in May 2013, one of the images he posted is used in these storyboard images and they are all very clearly drawn by Ferrari.
     
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  16. llazy77

    llazy77 Sphere Hunter

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    But when did Versus turn to XV? And even if this was XV it could have been the name that changed and not the story. Like it was called XV but still had the versus story.
     
  17. Bazztek

    Bazztek PSICOM Soldier

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    Versus became XV in July 2012. And also no because these 2013 FFXV storyboards show Stella is Noctis's childhood friend, while in Versus Nomura specifically stated that Noctis and Stella meet for the first time at the party, which is when they're already adults. That is already a story change that is a big dynamic shift between who Stella was in Versus to who she is presented as in XV in these storyboards.
     
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  18. LogicalFal'cie

    LogicalFal'cie Balamb Garden Freshman

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    Shocker: concept art doesn't get used in final product of a video game.
     
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  19. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Chocobo Knight

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    ... aaaand?
     
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