Tetsuya Nomura has shared some additional in a new interview in which he discusses the similarities between his two upcoming games, Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3.
Nomura stated that the gameplay footage they showed off during E3 depicted a rather high-levelled Noctis, as he was able to use the Warp ability, while also wielding multiple weapons. Nomura stated that at the beginning of the game, things will be rather different.
There are clear similarities between the gameplay in Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 and Nomura addresses this by saying "he starting point will have a sense of control that is similar to that of Kingdom Hearts' 'easy and refreshing action,' so it won't be difficult."
Nomura notes that like the gameplay in Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XV's will be quite simple. He states that "most of it will come pretty naturally to you," suggesting they are doing quite a lot of testing to make sure that what looks quite complicated on screen doesn't turn out to be so when it comes to the controls.
Moving away from the gameplay, Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 notes that the delivery of the story will be similar in some ways. He says that "While Final Fantasy XV focuses on the realistic side of things, Kingdom Hearts is more about the 'bold action'"
This means that both games will focus on moments that aren't possible in reality, but will still try to make them seem plausible. He believes that this element helps to connect Final Fantasy XV with Kingdom Hearts 3.
The last element mentioned by Nomura related to a specific voice actor, who has voiced Reno in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and Axel in Kingdom Hearts. The red-haired character in Final Fantasy XV will also be voiced by the same person, Keiji Fujiwara.
Final Fantasy XV was known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII until E3 2013, when Square Enix decided to change the name of the game. It was previously scheduled to be a PS3 exclusive, but due to the next generation of consoles being upon us, the publisher decided to change things around. They believe that by creating the game for the PS4 and Xbox One, there will be fewer restrictions in place, so they can create the game they envisioned from the beginning.
At present, there's no word on any potential release date for the game. However, it's now been in development for potentially more than 7 years. Final Fantasy Versus XIII was first announced during E3 2006.