The Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been in development for a while now, with Square Enix officially announcing the game during E3 2015. However, development of Kingdom Hearts 3 has been in the works for much longer, though the company has now revealed that it’s behind the Final Fantasy 7 Remake in some areas.
This was revealed by project lead Tetsuya Nomura, who recently did an interview with Famitsu. He said that “Although there are also parts [of the Final Fantasy VII Remake] – such as cutscenes – that are ahead of Kingdom Hearts III, we’re in the process of switching from outsourced development to development in-house, so we don’t expect to release any relevant information for some time.”
It’s definitely interesting to hear this considering how much longer Kingdom Hearts 3 has been in development, but we also need to remember that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake already has many pieces in place considering that it is a remake. However, Square Enix will be changing a lot and expanding much of what was originally included in Final Fantasy 7, so this definitely puts it above what a typical remake would be. We haven’t gotten many updates on the game in a while, but we do know that Square Enix is planning on releasing it in several parts due to the massive scope of it.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake does not have a release date or release window, but we recently learned that Kingdom Hearts 3 is set for a release in 2018. Kingdom Hearts 3 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at launch, whereas the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will launch on PlayStation 4 first before coming to Xbox One at a later point in time.