Day before yesterday it was announced that Kingdom Hearts 3 will take exactly 15 more months before you can actually play it. However, there is a lot in the game that Disney is letting the developers create and that is bound to take some time.
For instance, Tetsuya Nomura, the game director at Square Enix 1st Production Department recently revealed that Disney did not inhibit anything.
I don’t feel they inhibited anything. The Disney worlds that appear within our game are their franchise so they’re interested in maintaining those worlds. But anything unique to Kingdom Hearts hasn’t been a source of disagreement from Disney. Of course, sometimes when we’re writing the story then sometimes they ask us to give it a lighter tone or happier ending – but they haven’t stopped us from doing anything.
This is a pretty good tiding because we surely trust the creative genius of Tetsuya Nomura; giving him a free hand with what the development studio does in Kingdom Hearts 3 is definitely going to make the game even more interesting.
That being said, Kingdom Hearts 3 is being developed using Unreal Engine 4 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4; the game is now set to be released on January 2, 2017 – if everything goes well.