The director behind the Kingdom Hearts franchise has touched upon the longevity of the popular Square Enix-Disney RPG franchise.
Speaking with NowGamer, Tetsuya Nomura has admitted that Disney has never broached the subject of bringing the curtains down on the multi-million selling series, indicating Kingdom Hearts 3 is unlikely to be the final chapter in the franchise.
“The discussion of the end of Kingdom Hearts has never come up between me and Disney, so I don’t know what their intentions are. But while creating Kingdom Hearts, with each generation I think to myself ‘This should be something that can’t be accomplished by just Disney.’ It has to be something uniquely Kingdom Hearts. So it’s a matter of how long can I keep creating for Kingdom Hearts! I don’t know if the fans would enjoy it as much if it was just Disney, if it wasn’t a combination of Disney and my own creativity.”
Kingdom Hearts 3 is currently in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though a release date has yet to be confirmed at this point. This latest chapter in the series has been confirmed to do away with Quick-Time Events, and Square Enix is promising a seamless game world with few loading times.
In addition to the hotly anticipated sequel, Square Enix is also prepping Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue for PS4, which acts as a prequel to the events of Kingdom Hearts 3. Due out in 2016, Final Chapter offers a high-definition remake of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, plus Kingdom Hearts Chi: Back Cover and Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep: A Fragmentary Passage.
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