Kingdom Hearts III is far from a release, but one of the consoles in which it will be releasing will make its debut in Japan in less than a month on February 22. As a result, Famitsu interviewed multiple Japanese developers asking their thoughts on the system based on their time with it so far. One of those developers was in fact Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series, as well as the upcoming Final Fantasy XV. Thanks to Kotaku, we have a translation of that interview with Nomura.
Looking at the PS4, I thought “they’ve gone too far.” I wish they would just let us off the hook. For the player, having a game that’s “thoroughly made” makes them excited with anticipation, but for a developer, it’s a hurdle we have to overcome.
The number of things we have to do keeps increasing and if we keep trying to expand as far as it will go, we’ll never be finished. I think we’re going to end up being faced with the choice of what to keep and what to give up on [for Kingdom Hearts III].
I really felt the immense response to the Kingdom Hearts III announcement and so it’s now my task to figure out how to satisfy all those people who are looking forward to it.
There have been a lot of different consoles in the past, but I feel that this one is the biggest mountain we’ve had to climb yet, in a good way.
For those in Japan, the PlayStation 4 will launch on February 22, with Kingdom Hearts III coming in a few years more than likely.