Square Enix has revealed that work on the Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII began two months ago.

"Up to the trial demo version that was released [in April] in Japan, [FFXIII] was PS3-only in terms of development," producer Yoshinori Kitase told Giant Bomb (spotted by vg247).

"The Xbox 360 version is definitely following after the PS3 version, but [we] were finally able to come to a point in the PS3 development where some of the staff could take their hands off and start programming the 360 version."

Kitase and fellow producer/designer Motomu Toriyama gave an on-stage demonstration of FFXIII for Xbox 360 during Microsoft's E3 conference. The pair promised a Western release of spring 2010.

Head over to the Digital Foundry at Eurogamer blog for a technical explanation of how Final Fantasy XIII will work on Xbox 360.

Final Fantasy XIII launches this winter exclusively on PS3 in Japan.

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