Are you looking forward to the Final Fantasy VII remake? It certainly seems like a very different beast than the PlayStation classic we all knew and loved, but it sure looks pretty.
The bad news is that we probably won’t be seeing it any time soon at all, as director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that both Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts III still have a ‘way to go’ before they’re released.
He dropped this (admittedly unsurprising) spot of bad news in an interview with Famitsu (translated by Gematsu) in which he discussed the state of Square Enix’s two most anticipated titles.
Speaking of Kingdom Hearts III, Nomura revealed that there are still ‘worlds untouched’, with production progressing on the game in a state that they can’t show off just yet.
As for Final Fantasy VII, he said:
We’re steadily progressing on production. While we are making them, I apologize that the wait will be be a bit longer for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake. I am very sorry, but to that degree I will make a game that will meet your expectations.
So, we’re still pretty far off from even a release date, it seems. It’s not all doom and gloom though – Nomura seems confident that this year he’ll be able to show off both games ‘at an event somewhere’.
Both games are scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, potentially late 2017 or early 2018. All we can do is guess till we get a damn release date, of course.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.