Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III slated to launch "in the next three years or so"

Perhaps unsurprising, both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III remain a ways off according to Square Enix’s own Yosuke Matsuda.

In a special briefing following the company’s financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 Matsuda outlined upcoming plans including a few words on projects such as Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

“This slide shows our release lineup for FY2017/3 as well as for FY2018/3 and beyond. We plan to launch each of these upcoming titles in the next three years or so,” said Matsuda in reference to the slide featured below.

Elsewhere in the report, Matsuda noted both NieR: Automata and Final Fantasy XV were major contributors to the company’s earnings, with the former selling “significantly above” internal plans.

“In terms of the balance between in-house efforts and outsourcing, we intend to primarily develop our major franchises in-house and to outsource mid-sized titles. It is also important to cultivate new titles, and for that reason we are also thinking about how tie-ups with external companies can help balance our mix.”


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