With the PlayStation 4 having launched in Japan, Square Enix was on hand to provide some information about upcoming releases like Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III.
Producer Shinji Hashimoto said that both games have taken a while but the developer is working hard to make sure that fans aren’t disappointed. New details will arrive “in the near future” and though Square Enix has gone multiplatform, Hashimoto did talk about both franchises and their success on past Sony consoles.
Now, when you hear “in the near future” from Square Enix in regards to Final Fantasy XV, the obvious answer is that we’re going to have to wait months. But it seems the developer is already looking to cast English voice actors for the game.
VO Artist Katy Townsend is listed as having “various” roles in her resume (courtesy of NeoGAF) while Olivia Hack and Greg Berg are also listed on IMDB. Townsend’s resume mentions Chris Borders working as the English voice casting director – he owns a VO company called TikiMan Productions, which handles voice acting for Gears of War, Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 1/2.
If nothing else, at least this indicates that Square Enix is progressing fairly far into production. Both Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV will be out on Xbox One and PS4. Stay tuned for more details.