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Kingdom Hearts Titles Could Still Come To Next-Gen Consoles
Despite both Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 HD Remix’s only hitting Sony’s PlayStation 3, co-director Tai Yasue has revealed to IGN that Square Enix hasn’t ruled out the possibility of releasing both HD collections for PS4.
“When we first came up with the idea for Kingdom Hearts III, it was always 1.5, then 2.5 and we were always thinking about those three titles at the same time,” he explains. “I think [putting the games on PS4] is something we’ll explore. We understand what our players want, so we will explore the possibility. I’m not making any announcements though, we can’t make any announcements yet!”
But considering the fact that Kingdom Hearts III is also releasing for Xbox One, Xbox users might benefit more from having both HD collections before playing this third installment. Yasue was asked whether or not that’ll be a possibility, but was hesitant with his answer.
“It’s a big old question,” he says. “There’s a lot of things we need to think of when we consider consoles. One of them is what our players want, so we will definitely consider that. But there’s also schedule constraints, as we really don’t want the development of Kingdom Hearts III going later, so we have that to think about. We’ll consider all these things and come to a decision.”
Recently Kingdom Hearts III switched over to Unreal Engine IV as the starting point for its development.