FFVII Remake And Kingdom Hearts III - Dev Explains Why They Can Provide Precise Info To The Fans
Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3, these are two games that Square Enix fans have been waiting for a long time. The problem with Square Enix is that whenever they deliver some new information related these two games, they manage to score on marketing and promotion front, but fails to fulfill fans need more relevant and precise information.
What exactly is the problem, why this difficulty? Square Enix's Shinji Hashimoto finally broke his silence on this interesting and very important topic in a recent interview with a French Publication Khisland Info. When asked: Why is this so difficult to communicate and give concrete and precise information on Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 to the fans? Hashimoto replied:
"You must know that for each future titles (i.e. FFVII Remake, KH3 etc), there is an established development planning. So we must first consult it to check on the progress of the game, to be able to convey the most interesting and relevant information to the public. To give you an example, many events will take place this year. There is Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary event, Final Fantasy VII's 20th Anniversary event as well as Kingdom Hearts' 15th Anniversary event.
Knowing this, it is obvious that fans are expecting a lot and we wish to show more in order to celebrate all of these events. Regarding Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary, we have many events planned in Japan, Final Fantasy XV's DLCs, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Remaster and the new extension of Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood. We wish we could give as much information as possible but it is imperative that we have control on the calendar in order, so that we can reveal relevant information at the precise time."
In addition to this, Shinji Hashimoto also talked about Marvel, future of Final Fantasy series and many other things. You guys can read the full interview here (in French).
Final Fantasy VII is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4, release date not yet announced (not even a year has been confirmed so far). The game will be released in Episode format, and gameplay is not going to be similar to what we saw in the original game. These biggest change might not go down too well, here's why - Is Dev Playing With Fire By Revamping Gameplay And Episodic Release?
On the other side, Kingdom Hearts III is scheduled to launch in 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.