Shinji Hashimoto (Brand Manager of Final Fantasy) was a guest at Lucca Comics & Games 2016 and on this occasion he spoke, among other things, of Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy X-3 and Final Fantasy XVI.
On Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
As for The Zodiac Age, the publisher has not yet decided the launch date, the aim is still to publish the game in time for the tenth anniversary.
On Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue
Hashimoto has announced that there will be no Kingdom Hearts HD 2.9, no comments regarding the launch window of Kingdom Hearts III.
On Final Fantasy VII Remake
The team is working hard to complete the work on the project, Hashimoto did not comment on the rumors that they want the game coming out in 2017.
On Final Fantasy X-3
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remastered sold very well and many expect a Final Fantasy X-3. At the moment there are no plans about it, Kitase and Nomura are busy with Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Kingdom Hearts 3, but Yuna and Tidus are very popular and are not excluded projects dedicated to them in the near future.
On Final Fantasy XIII
The series of Final Fantasy XIII sold in line with expectations, despite the negative opinions of the community, Lightning is an immensely popular character, and probably will not be abandoned.
On Final Fantasy XVI
Final Fantasy 16 could have a gameplay and a profoundly different design compared to Final Fantasy XV, as the direction of the saga may change according to the director, as in the case of Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy IX. Final Fantasy XVI, concludes Hashimoto, might not be an action RPG but it’s still early for this kind of feedback.