Don’t fret, Final Fantasy fans- Kingdom Hearts 3’s development hasn’t stopped Square Enix from working on the upcoming remake as well.
The protracted development of Final Fantasy 7 Remake is well known to most people by this point. Even though director Tetsuya Nomura said a few months back that the game was very much in active development, the fact remains that its 2015 announcement was very, very premature- to say the least. Recently, Nomura mentioned that as Kingdom Hearts 3 approaches its day of release, he’s been working on the game more and more, leading many to believe that as a result, development on Final Fantasy 7 Remake has stalled.
Now, though, Nomura has once again given a statement to Famitsu (translated by DKHF on Twitter, given below), where he clarifies that Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s development is progressing well, echoing his earlier statements, and that his work on Kingdom Hearts 3 hasn’t impacted that. He mentioned that since Kingdom Hearts 3 is quite close to launch, Square Enix’s marketing is focusing on that for now, but that once it is out of the way, their focus will shift to Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
Either way, the one thing that’s abundantly clear regardless of where Final Fantasy 7 Remake is in its development stage is that the game’s not close to launch. That said, that doesn’t mean Final Fantasy 7 fans are going to be totally parched until the remake finally releases- the original PS1 title is going to be part of the upcoming PS Classic’s lineup, while it was also announced for launch on the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One.
Nomura says to Famitsu that misinformation about FF7R has spread from his comment at the TWEWY event. Assures FF7R isn't on hold until he finishes KH3, reiterates what he said at E3 that FF7R dev is going smoothly & SE PR is giving priority to KH3 now, "after that it will be FF7"
— DKHF (@DKHF_) November 16, 2018