Famitsu magazine has a tiny feature on Final Fantasy Versus XIII. No, we don’t have a release date yet. Tetsuya Nomura spoke with the magazine promising even better graphics than trailers last year. Real time rendering, Nomura says, have vastly improved.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII will still have pre-rendered cutscenes from Square’s CG movie division Visual Works. The ratio will be 7:3 (real time : pre-rendered) and Nomura says pre-rendered scenes wont interfere with controlling the game. That’s one of the reasons why the the scene when Noctis meets Stella was changed to a pre-rendered cutscene.
The next time the public sees Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Nomura plans to show the game running on actual hardware.