Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III Announced Too Soon, Dev Admits
In a rather open interview with the Italian site Multiplayer — translated by Kingdom Hearts Insider — Square Enix, game director and artist Tetsuya Nomura admits that both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III were announced “too early.”
“I’m aware that we announced it too soon, but even in the industry word was getting out that we were working on the game, so we decided not to keep it a secret anymore and to officially reveal it,” explains Nomura. In other words, the company wanted to make its projects official before they were leaked.
We suppose that’s fair, but at the same time, the tactic has certainly had a negative impact of its own. “In our case, we receive pressure from the fans even if we don’t announce anything. We always get asked if you’re working on this or why don’t you make a sequel to it.” Nomura says, alluding to the almost constant requests from fans to see something — anything — from titles like Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Once again, we can see where Nomura is coming from, but ultimately we feel like you can’t reveal something as big as a Final Fantasy VII remake and then let everything go dark for two or three years. What do you expect eager fans to do, exactly? People on the Internet barely have the patience to get started.
So what do you think about this? Does Nomura have a point, or has Square Enix just thrown in the towel? Give us some honest opinions in the comments section below.
- Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4)
- Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)