Square Enix will continue to focus on “original worlds and Disney worlds.”
For a series like Kingdom Hearts that started out as “Final Fantasy meets Disney”, it’s interesting to note that Kingdom Hearts 3 won’t feature any worlds from the Final Fantasy franchise.
This is according to co-director Tai Yasue and it does gel with the previous games which featured characters from the more famous games but focused heavily on Disney worlds and settings.
Yasue noted that, “We’re not adding any Final Fantasy worlds. A lot of the original [to Kingdom Hearts] worlds [Hollow Bastion, Traverse Town, e.t.c.] had Final Fantasy characters in them. At this moment, we are not really coming up with any plans for that, we’re making original worlds and Disney worlds.”
Kingdom Hearts worlds are typically selected based on whatever gameplay the developer wants to implement. “The best thing would be to have Disney Worlds every one recognizes and are famous, but that are also distinct and unique. We want the difference and variety, we don’t’ want a lot of the same thing.”
As long as Noctis, Cloud and Squall have a chance to stand side by side with King Mickey, we won’t be complaining.