In a find via our friends at Mognet Central, we’ve learned that Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto had some very interesting things to say about the development of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III. Apparently, we may get new information revealed for both titles at the E3 expo this year.
Hashimoto was speaking at Comic-Con in Thailand this past weekend, when a fan asked him if the two games would be shown off at E3 this year:
“We would like to keep it secret. It just only a few months from now (we think this part is a typo—surely Hashimoto knows E3 is not a few months away). I’m pretty sure you will be surprised.”
Hashimoto continued his response:
“Actually not only do we have June, but there will be many events from now on such as San Diego Comic-Con, Tokyo Game Show, and others.”
When a fan asked him if he could talk a bit more about Kingdom Hearts III, he quickly shot the question down:
“We are sorry. They are secret.”
A very interesting, if not a bit off topic question asked of Hashimoto was his thoughts on the recent news that Sony was selling off all of its Square Enix stock:
“We didn’t think this would become big news,” he said. “Back in 2001, Square Enix had financial problems and Sony bought our stocks. Now, the situation is reversed. Since then, we have had good support from our customers for our products, so Square Enix is back on its legs. But Sony has declined.
The presidents of both companies had negotiation and resulted as everyone knew. We did not have argument. Since Sony once helped us, it was time we helped Sony back.”
Naturally, we’ll keep you guys posted.