The Real Story Behind Xenogears’ ‘Unfinished’ Disc 2

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Xenogears, widely considered one of the greatest role-playing games ever made, has long felt to fans like an unfinished product thanks to its controversial, seemingly unfinished second disc. Although western gamers have assumed that the team simply ran out of money, the real story—as revealed by director Tetsuya…

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I asked Xenogears' director the question fans have been asking for 19 years: What happened to disc 2?
Wow. Schreier's all-time greatest scoop, right here. A++, would read again.
While it hurt Xenogears, I wish Square would return to the "get games done in two years" mode.
Glad to know the truth.
I'm so grateful for this game, in all its weirdness.
I wonder if @erikaszabo ever wondered about the theory around Xenogears second disc....🤔?
La culpa la tuvieron FF7 y después FF8, por culpa de esos 2 juegos le metieron un recorte de presupuesto importante…
No final das contas, dado as circunstâncias, foi até bom.
An answer to the question to why I call Xenogears the best first half of an RPG ever.
@MonkeyKingZobe @BlandrewYT @JakeHarder One of life's greatest mysteries finally answered. I can die now.
One of my very favorite games, imperfections and all. Also: yay, closure!
@jasonschreier doing heroes' work over here
Nothing that I hadn't read about before TBH but an interesting read on the Xenogears Disc 2 story I talked about in…
@BadoorSNK @Tattariz
OMGs @Rahul @inki_drop !!!
Huh. @odin42
Wow, pretty insightful
Oh man I haven't even read it yet but I know this is gonna be interesting
They should remake this game for sure, the RECAPitation on this by Oni Black Mage was great
A mystery finally solved! Jason always getting the good answers.
Another reason @SquareEnix should give this great classic a remake.
wow this is how you dont do a video game.
Is this true? I sure liked Xenogears but I rarely hear people speak of it.
@patchworkearth of interest, I'd wager
Glad to have an answer. Still sad at what could have been, though.
a thus one of the mysteries of classic PS1 games has been solved. #xenogears
A lenda urbana encontra seu fim.
This is a thing I have waited to hear for years
@AngriestPat
I liked Disc 2...
Finalmente a explicação oficial "daquilo".
Cool Story Bro.
(Even if its from kotaku) Incredible news to have possibly official explanation on Xenogears. Which had a odd 2nd h…
Easily one of my top 5 all time. Even as is it still told a great story.
Xenogears!?! Must read more.
The truly shocking takeaway from this is: jaysus fecking christo Xenogears came out NINETEEN YEARS AGO
I needed this closure. Thank you!
Al fin sabemos la verdad y era exactamente lo que sospechaba. Estoy de acuerdo con Takahashi. Fue la mejor decisió…
Somedays I wonder if I'm the only person alive who truly likes the 2nd disc of Xenogears without exception.
So still pretty much in line with what everyone assumed.
This is the best quote.
@Tyrone7570 the more you know....
I would have been fine with it ending at disc 1. Disc 2 was one of my biggest disappointments in games at the time.
Man.... I remember Xenogears being super epic to me in Jr High... I wonder how it holds up over time. I was obsesse…
Oh...my...god. They finally answered the question!!!!!! 🤓
Thanks @jasonschreier
It's nice to have some understanding of what happened, still my favorite rpg of all time.
K, now this is rad.
Schreier is my favorite these days
@Zap629 Interesting read
Literally no one that follows me will care, but when someone talks about your favorite game out of nowhere, you sha…
now if only I could get my hands on the actual game.
Damn, now I want to replay Xenogears
@brawndwarf You see this? Pretty cool!
it's about time someone asked him!
Really excellent invite into one of the best games ever. With with disc 2 problems
Wow good read from Jason again. Love his work, even the short ones.
@TheDarkId Well, at least we know now
Still the GOAT of JRPGs tho.
This is important investigative journalism. Now we can move on to the follow-up question of "When will the go back…
I have wondered about this forever! Thank You @jasonschreier for finding out!
How is this really different from what was believed before? The game couldn't be completed as planned on time/in bu…
@StarsDiedForUs
The real story behind Xenogears' "unfinished" disc 2
It's nice that they resurfaced this topic in an official capacity. Shoots down a lot of silly myths that have sprea…
Want a ripe candidate for a remake? Let’s clamor for a redo of Xenogears that people actually can get through to co…
Good question, honest answer. (I think he made the right choice.) Good get!
This is equal parts interesting AND infuriating. This game would be perfect for a remake, or at least Disc 2
Um dia a internet ainda vai sanar todas as nossas as dúvidas de todos os tempos amém
Still in my top 5 RPGs
A small, but interesting, read about one video games I heavily admire.
Ah, so that explains it. Well hopefully one day we can get a remake, and maybe the other planned games too
o cd 2 era só dicurso mesmo demorava pra caceta começa o game
A good article about a game that I've often misunderstood (because there was never an official response) the 2nd di…
Best RPG of all time.
La véritable raison derrière le fameux disque 2 de Xenogears
Définitivement l'un des plus grands rpg de l'histoire
anyway, this is fucking wild cc @dreamoforgonon
I don't usually link to Kotaku, but when I do, it's when they confirm wtf happened to Xenogears Disc 2:
@DeusQain
One of my fondest RPG memories was playing Xenogears' 2nd Disc -- so interesting learning this years later:
it's never just "they ran out of money"
Finally. Answers.
.@MagusX1 will love this: The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
Takahashi à propos de CD2 de Xenogears (ça confirme ce qui avait été déduit : pas le temps, trop gros, blabla)
THIS IS THE KIND OF ARTICLES GAMERS WANT TO READ, KOTAKU. Jason, you must be the only DECENT journo still there.
With one move,resident presssneakfuck @jasonschreier goes down in history as one of the greatest game journos ever
Kotaku s'est intéressé au fameux second CD de Xenogears et Takahashi a répondu : via @kotaku
holy shit we finally have an answer to xenogears disc 2
#games #gaming The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
Really good article on Disc 2 of Xenogears from Jason Schreier. Glad to finally know what happened
@JackMenhorn @ZillaPersona
Well that... certainly makes a lot of sense. What a weird, rad goddamn game.
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 "Did you run out of money?" "No, we ran out of time."
@legendaryjoeb
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
omg... finally... I've been wondering about this for so fucking long lmao
@DMLFury @REMGS @Phobodeimos #PhoenixDownPodcast The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
Golf claps for @jasonschreier plz.
@JeffDillTacitus
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 @mugenkokoro @AKmilkman
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I've always been curious about Xenogears Disc 2. I just assumed FFVIII ate its budget.
A great article about one of my favorite games on Playstation #E32017 via @kotaku
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
#Xenogears #VideoGames #E32017
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
Well, that explains a lot. Also, regardless of the reasons, this game is still bad.
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
@CurrentYearKang I know, Kotaku. But thought info would interest
While it is underwhelming, I am glad for disc 2.
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
So they Evangelion'd the ending? Glad I never finished this. Overrated. Especially after reading synopsis.
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 來自 @kotaku
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
Whoa now. Major kudos to @jasonschreier for finally geting an answer on this.
Kotaku: The real story behind Xenogears' "unfinished" disc 2
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 #gaming
One of those old gaming questions one thought they'd never see a real answer on Great job @jasonschreier @Kotaku
O @jasonschreier escreveu a historia do 2o CD do Xenogears Isso que é jornalismo de games, minha gente.
@Kotaku delivers me some #closure with #Xeongears. Thanks!
"The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2" #gaming #squareenix
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
So someone from Kotaku interviewed the director behind Xenogears, and we now know why disc 2 is the way it is!
@Pulpofrito interesante nota de Kotaku, no había suficiente personal para terminar el disco 2 de Xenogears.
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
I'm so glad they didn't end the game at disc 1. I appreciate disc 2 so much more now.
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 @kotakuさんから
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku 元記事。
"The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2" --
Just like NeonBomb, Xenogears raised your hopes up only to let you down due to lack of budget.
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
Hey @AngriestPat, I hear you love Xenogears too. Looks like we finally got an official explanation of Disc 2.
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
This has bugged me for years.... and now we know!
So Xenogears managed to do in 2 years what FFXV took 10. Cool.
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
That's sad. Never played Xenogears but love Saga/Blade. Nice to understand why though after so long... via @kotaku
I thought it was budget all these years, baaaah...I guess there was no guarantee of a sequel though.
Not much of an answer, but still better than no answer at all about the lack of gameplay in #Xenogears' disc 2!
Have really been meaning to play this PS1 game where one of the characters is named after you-know-who
@jasonschreier finally closes the book on Xenogears' last huge unanswered development story question (finally)
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
I'd be lying if I said I actually remember Xenogears' full plot outside of it being a religious clusterfuck of a...
This doesn't do much to dissuade me of the narrative surrounding disc 2 and FF8, so my seething will continue.
Cool to know. One of my all time favorites
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2.
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 ༄ Xenogears, widely considered one o…
Huh. And now we know. | The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
Given the immaturity of the staff members, this now makes Xenogears that much more impressive.
Haha the true explanation for this makes the team look a fair bit better and Square look SO MUCH WORSE
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2
“I do think my decision was the right one to make,” said Takahashi. “Because if we had just ended at Disc 1 it...
Terjawab sudah setelah 19 tahun 😭
Damn, basically they just ran out of time to finish Xenogears properly :(
The real story behind Xenogears' "unfinished" disc 2 — Kotaku (…
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2 via @kotaku
Thoughts on this @AngriestPat
Tweeting this article before reading it bc I am a bot who immediately regurgitates all Xenogears content.
Kotaku: The real story behind Xenogears' "unfinished" disc 2
The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2! #ggwausau...

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