Director Tetsuya Nomura has divulged some info on the current state of Square Enix’s anticipated Final Fantasy VII remake as well as Kingdom Hearts III.
According to Nomura, the Square Enix games are still in the development stages.
Speaking on Kingdom Hearts III, Nomura said:
While I can’t make a sweeping statement because the development process is different from what we’ve done so far, there are still worlds untouched. Production is progressing on unannounced worlds, in a state that we cannot show them off. In terms of the state of development, there is still some way to go.
The same overall sentiment seemed to apply to Final Fantasy 7 remake as well:
We’re steadily progressing on production. While we are making them, I apologize that the wait will be be a bit longer for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake. I am very sorry, but to that degree I will make a game that will meet your expectations.
But don’t lose hope friends. Potentially one or both will be teased in some capacity this year, but ultimately “still have a way to go” before they are officially released.
On that point Nomura gave us a glimmer of hope on coming ‘surprises’:
Last year, I didn’t put out much information on either title, but this year I want to show our progress at an event somewhere. The release of the titles themselves have still have a way to go. But there are many titles releasing this year, if you can wait for any ‘surprises.’
More as things develop.