Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 Still Years Away From Release

2020 will be a cool year for Square Enix.

News by Matt Kim, .

Final Fantasy VII might be urgently recruiting team members, but that doesn't mean development time will speed up. According to Square Enix's financial summary, Final Fantasy 7 Remaster and Kingdom Hearts 3 are still as far as three years away from a proper release.

Square Enix Fiscal Forecast

Square Enix presented the company's financial results briefing where Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda and Chief Financial Officer Kazuharu Watanabe revealed that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Heart 3 releases are slated as part of their Fiscal Year 2018 and beyond plans. Both titles have release dates set for "To be announced."

So while the core Final Fantasy 7 team is rapidly scaling up for the coming production cycle, it will still be awhile until players will be able to play the long-awaited remastered game. Director Tetsuya Nomura even mentioned the size of Square Enix's development team as a key component for Final Fantasy 7's successful development.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake was announced at E3 2015, while Kingdom Hearts 3 was announced at E3 2013. Since then, both games have been discussed regularly at Square Enix, but it's still a little disheartening that both games are still so far away.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is set to come out for the PlayStation 4, while Kingdom Hearts 3 was announced for both the PS4 and Xbox One.

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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #1 cldmstrsn A year ago
    I'm totally OK with them taking their time. They need a clear vision and the time and resources to do it. I really liked FF XV but you could definitely tell it needed more time to stew but I still loved it. I want the remake to be something special after all the hype so the only thing Im really hoping for next year is DQ XI.
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  • Avatar for link6616 #2 link6616 A year ago

    I can't help but thing we'd be seeing new consoles around then, so they might be swan songs of this gen.
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  • Avatar for benjaminlu86 #3 benjaminlu86 A year ago
    It behooves me to point out that we're already in SE's fiscal year 2018, which started in March 2017 and lasts until March 2018. I'm not saying it can't be delayed until real life year 2020, but the 3 year projection is based on a wrong starting date.
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  • Avatar for touchofkiel #4 touchofkiel A year ago
    But where is the rumored 30th anniversary package... and the inevitable XIII trilogy remaster?
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #5 Roto13 A year ago
    See you on PS5.
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  • Nintendo delays a game again: OMG Nintendo is doomed the game's obviously in trouble

    Squarenix delays a game again: I'm totally OK with them taking their time.
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  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue #7 Funny_Colour_Blue A year ago
    ...I really wish they'd go back to making smaller games.
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  • Avatar for Xemus80 #8 Xemus80 A year ago
    It doesn't really matter, you know? They'll be released whenever they're ready. There's no shortage of games to play.

    I would love for them to wait until near-release to even make an announcement, though. Anticipation has its limits. At this point, any news of FF7 Remake or KH3 is just crying wolf, if you take my meaning.
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  • Avatar for Squirrelyg #9 Squirrelyg A year ago
    When will Square learn that everything Nomura leads goes into development hell until he is "moved" to another project and a competent project lead can come in and salvage his work.Edited 2 times. Last edited May 2017 by Squirrelyg
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  • Avatar for CK20XX #10 CK20XX A year ago
    Just be sure to make Darkwing Duck a summon and give him a unique entrance quote for every boss in the game, and all will be forgiven.
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