Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III will skip E3 this year

In the latest issue of Famitsu during an interview, Producer Shinji Hashimoto has announced that Final Fantasy XV will be a no-show in terms of new news at this year’s E3 event to occur next week.

Citing wrongful assumption, he stated that when he had told an interviewer that he “can’t say yet” whether FFXV will make an appearance, however, they do plan on sharing new details in future events following E3. Whether that means Gamescom, TGS, D23, or even one of their own events, it sounds like we will have to keep on waiting for more information. “There was a misunderstanding in the reporting of that, a number of stories were accidentally mixed into on,” said Hashimoto.

When pressed further about the possibility of the game’s appearance, Hashimoto clarified, “Well, first I’d like to say that development for FFXV is going well. Internally, we try to ascertain the best timing for revealing new information about FFXV to the fans. So when we were going over our promotion plans, we judged that this year’s E3 would not be the best time to exhibit information about FFXV. Instead we are currently planning to exhibit new information at events after E3 2014. I am extremely grateful to all the fans who excitedly anticipate FFXV, and I’m looking forward to share new information when the timing is right. I would appreciate if fans hold out until then.”

Kingdom Hearts III will also largely remain absent from the show. “We are are working diligently on Kingdom Hearts III, but I think releasing new information will still take some time,” Hashimoto said. “We included a small part regarding the story of Kingdom Hearts III In the new trailer Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix prepared for E3 2014, so please check that out.”


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