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E3: FFXIV Online for PS3 and PC

Out in 2010, unbelievably.

Update: As one probably should have expected (sorry), FFXIV Online is due out for PS3 and PC, not just PS3 - and will receive a "simultaneous global release with language support in Japanese, English, French and German". It's got FFIX and XI's director, Nobuaki Komoto, FFXII's art director and musician Nobuo Uematsu on it, too.

Original story: Sony America has unveiled Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIV Online at its E3 conference and said it will be PS3-exclusive.

Like Rockstar's Agent, there was no word on the terms of exclusivity, but SCEA boss Jack Tretton said, "PS3 will be the only console you'll be able to play Final Fantasy XIV on when it launches in 2010."

In a brief demo - mostly CG by the looks of it - we had oblique references to forgotten pages of eternity, mighty gods and "her name is Eorzea", plus sword fighting, jellyfish things, ships, dragons, aerial battles in phallic airships with wings, cliffs, and a chocobo.

"So, that one didn't leak, huh?"