During a conference call with investors, Square Enix President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda suggested a window for a series of important announcements. He stated that the release dates for upcoming major titles could be revealed between “the end of FY2018/3 and E3.” Gamers excited for titles such as the Final Fantasy 7 Remake may anticipate an announcement between April and June of 2018. This might mean a Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date could be revealed early next year.
Currently, there is no known window of release for the Final Fantasy 7 remake. It is not confirmed whether or not the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be among the major title dates announced during this period. Square Enix seemingly has several major titles that could be revealed early next year.
Another highly-anticipated major title with an unknown release date that may be revealed during this period is Kingdom Hearts 3. The latest trailer revealed a 2018 window of release for Kingdom Hearts 3, but there was no specific date or season. However, it seems likely a specific release date will be finalized during this time frame.
In the same conference call, Matsuda also discussed the Nintendo Switch. He stated that the “Nintendo Switch makes it easier for us to leverage our back catalog of assets and expertise, so we want to be proactive in creating new IP and rebooting past titles for that platform.” This statement seems to support the rumor that Final Fantasy 15 may be getting a full Nintendo Switch port. It is unknown whether or not this title could accompany the other major titles revealed in the suggested time frame.
Other topics discussed in the conference call include predictions for digital downloads, Square Enix involvement with the mobile augmented reality business, and plans for Left Alive. With Kingdom Hearts 3 confirmed for a release in 2018, it seems likely that this game will be among the major titles given release dates. Hopefully, this upcoming announcement period also includes the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Remake, or perhaps it could even include the Final Fantasy 15 Nintendo Switch port.
Currently, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is in development for the PS4.