Square Enix Says Not To Expect Final Fantasy XV and KHIII at E3

Because Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, that's why. Or, rather, something about optimal timing. But don't worry, everything is just fine!

In an interview with Famitsu, Square Enix exec Shinji Hashimoto revealed that there won't be new info about Final Fantasy XV at this year's E3. Who knows, maybe Square Enix will change its mind! But if anyone would know what Square Enix is doing at E3, it's Hashimoto, who helms the Final Fantasy brand.

"First, I just want to say that Final Fantasy XV's development is progressing favorably," Hashimoto said. "In the company, we're always trying to figure out the optimal timing to release new information to the fans. We decided that this year's E3 is not the most suitable time to release such information."

For those keeping track, Final Fantasy XV, which was originally called Final Fantasy Versus XIII, was first announced at the 2006 E3. If Square Enix holds out to 2016, it can hold a special ten year E3 anniversary for the game!

Continuing, Hashimoto added, "Instead, we are preparing for an event after E3 to make new announcements." He added that he was personally very much looking forward to when they can release new info about the game and thanked everyone for waiting. At this point, that's something Final Fantasy are quite good at.

And while Square Enix released a new Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix trailer that teases Kingdom Hearts III, don't expect a ton more on that game, either. "Right now, we are working hard on the game, and I think that we'd like some more time to make new announcements." Sigh.

Well, games aren't made in a day. They take time. And in the case of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, lots and lots of time. Just make the wait worth it, Square Enix.

発売日が決定した『KH -HD 2.5 リミックス-』、E3 2014で『KHIII』の新情報は!? 『FFXV』は!?【プレE3 2014】 [Famitsu via オレ的]

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