So in a recent interview with IGN, Hajime Tabata told them that Final Fantasy XV is “at about 55% completed”. I don’t know how I feel about that considering it’s been 8 years in the works. He ensure that it will not take another 8 years to complete but idk and with that being said, how long will it take for Kingdom Hearts to be done then? Square Enix, you guys are my favorite gaming company but I’m going to start needing more information. It’s one thing if your projects where new but now we are talking years in the works. Let’s get it together guys!!!
I suck at explaining things so hopefully this will make sense, haha.
Some of the things that happened to FFXV development since it’s announcement:
- Reduced to a barebones staff with the bulk of the team being reassigned to work on XIII, XIII-2, LRFF and then fixing the disaster that was XIV 1.0
- Crystal Tools, White Engine (I don’t even want to think about this mess)
- Game shifts over from PS3 to PS4/Xbone, thus requiring most of the previously produced assets to be overhauled for new-gen
So by the time they actually got a full, working staff, it was when Tabata and the Type-0 team joined the project. In that regard, they’ve only been in full production for 2 years, and 55% at 2 years isn’t that bad if you put it in perspective.
HOWEVER! KH3 does not have that problem. KH3 is being made by the Osaka team in their bubble of sunshine and happiness far away from the mess happening in the Tokyo office.
I wouldn’t say they’re halfway there yet, but maybe 20-25% at the very least? Just guessing.