During an interview with Japanese publication Famitsu, Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura all but confirmed that we are unlikely to see either game until late 2017, if at all this year.
When asked about the current development status of Kingdom Hearts III Nomura responded:
“The production process is different than what we’ve had up until now, so I can’t just give you a general idea, but I can say that there are worlds that still remain untouched. We’ve advanced on the production of worlds that have yet to be announced, so we can’t show them for now. As far as development status goes, there’s still a ways to go.”
As for the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake Nomura conceded that although the studio is hard at work on the game, it might be a while before we see a release date, but that the studio hopes to show something at an event in 2017:
“We’re making steady progress on its production. While we are indeed working on it, I think we’ll have you guys wait a little longer for both Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.
I do apologize for that, but we’ll make up for it by making it into something that will meet expectations.
We didn’t share much information on either of the two titles last year, but I hope to show its progress at some event this year.”
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue releases January 24th for PS4.
Credit Source: Famitsu