Tai Yasue has further commented on the development situations of "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" and "Kingdom Hearts 3." According to a report from Noob Feed on July 5, the co-director once again explained that developing the second remastered compilation won't hinder the production of the third main installment of the series. This is due to the fact that the development teams are built in a way to accommodate both projects.
Tai Yasue also disclosed that Square Enix is focusing on releasing "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" this year, adding that it takes a lot of work in order to release new video teasers and trailers. At this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the company provided new footage for the port. At the end of the video, a short dialogue could also be heard hinting at the events of the upcoming "Kingdom Hearts 3." Unfortunately, Square Enix did not announced any other new details at the convention.
The co-director also added that it takes time to learn the new PS4 and Xbox One hardware. Aside from the two remastered compilations on the PS3, the series completely skipped the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles last generation. As a result, developing a video game for a high-definition console for the first time may pose a lot of challenges due to the additional resources needed from a visual standpoint. Square Enix is also making several changes to the gameplay, expanding it with new elements such as the ability to summon various attractions.
"Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" is slated to come out at the end of this year with a release date of Dec. 2 in North America for the PS3. You can find a screen from one of the games from the collection near the top of this article (courtesy of the official Playstation Facebook page). The upcoming "Kingdom Hearts 3" still has no concrete release date window for the PS4 and Xbox One next-generation systems.