The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu includes an interview with Tetsuya Nomura, and although the main focus of the interview was Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Nomura also provided some details on Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.
When asked about Kingdom Hearts III, Nomura said he can’t give an overall estimate on development because the process is different from everything the team has done before, and there are worlds still untouched. "Production is progressing on unannounced worlds, in a state that we cannot show them off. In terms of the state of development, there is still some way to go," said Nomura.
As for Final Fantasy VII Remake, Nomura just said that development is "steadily progressing". He also admitted that the release of both Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake is "still a way to go", but assures that both games will meet fans' expectations. Although he hints we won't get either game this year, he teases that we will at least get a few "surprises".
Speaking about Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and the Kingdom Hearts franchise, Nomura teased that the developer "might be able to do something" Kingdom Hearts-related for the upcoming D23 Disney Expo. The team is also preparing for the start of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Season 2. Finally, when asked about a complete package including Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue, Nomura said the timing is delicate, but Square Enix is preparing a box that can hold both games.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue releases on the 24th of January on PS4. Kingdom Hearts III will be available on PS4 and Xbox One, while the Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently confirmed only for PS4.