After posting a recruitment message for the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake, we were reminded that its development will still take a while, and Square Enix sent the extra reminder in a financial results outline.
According to Square Enix President and Representative Director Yosuke Matsuda and Chief Financial Officer Kazuharu Watanabe who presented the company’s Financial Results Briefing Session, we can expect to see the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III sometime in the fiscal year of March 2018 and beyond, as shown in the image below:
“This slide shows our release lineup for FY2017/3 as well as for FY2018/3 and beyond. We plan to launch each of these upcoming titles in the next three years or so.”
So unfortunately for those of you looking forward to playing either of those titles by holiday season this year, you’re kind of out of luck with a window that is set for sometime in the next three years, or 2020 and beyond.
That said, let’s hope Square Enix finds the right people they’re urgently seeking in order to help out with the extraordinary amount of time and resources needed on the games as Tetsuya Nomura recently mentioned.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is in development for PlayStation 4. Kingdom Hearts III is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.