During the Lucca Comics & Games 2016 Square Enix Executive Producer and brand manager Shinji Hashimoto share some ideas about Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. Ideas on Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age are the game is a 10th anniversary and there is no release date. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 there will be not 2.9 and the storyline will go straight to Kingdom Hearts III, however Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth and Hashimoto says “duration will depend on how the player plays, and he believes it won’t be something that will be finished in no time”. Final Fantasy VII Remake, Hashimoto says ” the team is working hard on the game and asks fans to please wait a little longer” and he says “that the rumor of the game being release in 2017 is not true. Final Fantasy X-3, Hashimoto says Final Fantasy X/X-2’s HD Remaster sold well thanks to all the fans, he acknowledges that fans have expectations after having been presented a bit of its plot in the audio drama. Hashimoto mention that there’s currently facing a wall that cannot be climbed with Tetsuya Nomura and Yoshinori Kitase both being occupied, they’re unable to work on Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III, and Final Fantasy X-3 all at the same time because Square Enix is working on others titles at the main and fans have to wait a little longer.
Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix feels that its results were sufficient. If expectations for it were higher, they would have gone with different approaches to sell the game and Lightning, especially, is still very popular, as we’ve seen with the Louis Vuitton collaboration and such, and Square Enix must think about how they’ll continue fostering her as a character. Finally, Final Fantasy XVI, Hashimoto says that they haven’t made anything for Final Fantasy XVI yet, but to keep in mind that just because Final Fantasy XV has a certain setting, it doesn’t mean the next one will follow in the same way. Hashimoto emphasizes the differences we’ve seen in main-numbered Final Fantasy titles by using VII, VIII, IX as examples on how we saw it go from a very steam punk cyber world in Final Fantasy VII and then back to more of a fantasy world in Final Fantasy IX. There you have it, you you excited for this, I am getting Final Fantasy XVI, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III.