True to his word director Tetsuya Nomura appears to be gearing up for Final Fantasy VII Remake in 2019 once Kingdom Hearts 3 ships early next year.
In a feature for Japanese game magazine Famitsu, various developers were asked about what their plans are for 2019. When the magazine approached Nomura he simply stated that he'd described 2019 with the keyword "7" and that "many announcements are coming." (Thanks, DualShockers).
Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase echoed the excitement by saying that there are "Big expectations!" For 2019 and that separately the team is working hard to not disappoint fans.
As previously reported, Nomura said that he'll be giving his full attention to Final Fantasy VII Remake once Kingdom Hearts 3 ships at the end of January 2019. He also clarified that some reports of the Remake's development aren't accurate and suggested that development on the new Final Fantasy VII is further along than previously reported. Though we still don't expect to see Final Fantasy VII Remake anytime soon.
Hopefully this means some new, concrete details for the project as it's been three years since the Remake was first announced at E3 2015.
In slightly related news, Japanese developers were asked by Famitsu what entertainment media they're most looking forward to next year and apparently for Nomura and Kitase it's Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars Episode 9 respectively.
For more on the remake check out our Everything We Know About Final Fantasy VII Remake guide for the latest news and trailers.