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This is Why Kingdom Hearts 3 Took So Long to Develop

This is Why Kingdom Hearts 3 Took So Long to Develop

by Aiman MaulanaJanuary 4, 2019
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This is Why Kingdom Hearts 3 Took So Long to Develop

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When Kingdom Hearts 2 first came out, I was still in school. Fast forward over a decade later, Kingdom Hearts 3 is just about to come out. That is a very long development time for a mainline title but apparently, it seems like now we know why it took so long to happen.

In a new interview with Newsweek, co-director Tai Yasue spoke a bit about the wait for Kingdom Hearts 2 and why it took so long to make following its announcement at E3 in 2013. Yasue said that before beginning work on the game, Square Enix needed to revamp its game engine since the previous engine has become outdated. With this change, the team needed to learn how to adapt and work within this new engine.

Our current engine is great in terms of developing a high end AAA title, but because there was a change in technology and work flows, it took some time for the team to adapt and adjust.

Considering all game engines since Kingdom Hearts II have roughly been the same since they’ve been on mainly handheld platforms like the PSP and 3DS, this makes a lot of sense. Yasue also said that he wanted to apologize to fans for making them wait so long.

I’m truly sorry to have kept everyone waiting for so long! It took a while, but we really wanted to make sure the game met everyone’s expectations. I hope, more than I’ve hoped for anything else in my 20 years of making games, that you all enjoy it.

Aside from that, it was mentioned that there will be no surprise Disney worlds in the game, though nothing was mentioned about original creations.

Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 29th January 2019. Japan will be getting it slightly earlier, on 25th January 2019 instead.

Source: Newsweek

Pokdepinion: Honestly, not surprised about it being rather long to develop. It’s one of those things where if it gets delayed even further, they might even need to move to a newer game engine.

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