Kingdom Hearts III is notorious for having a long development cycle and Final Fantasy 7 Remake requires an episodic release for it to be possible. Kingdom Hearts III is finally releasing this January and Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s development is moving quickly since it has been internalized. However, according to projects’ director Tetsuya Nomura, they were announced too early. During a recent interview with Italian outlet Multiplayer, Nomura explained both games were confirmed to be in production too soon. According to Nomura, the confirmation was to prevent leaks and rumors while also create excitement. “The same thing happened with the remake of Final Fantasy 7. I am well aware of the fact that we announced it too early, but even in the industry, word was beginning to spread that we were working on the game, so we just decided not to keep it more secret and officially reveal it.” It’s an extremely difficult position. During Final Fantasy XV’s development while it was under Final Fantasy XIII Versus many assumed that the game was canceled with rumors spreading fortifying this claim. However, eventually, Square Enix would go on to debunk these rumors and confirm the change named. Kingdom Hearts III is launching this January 29, 2019, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Final Fantasy 7 Remake is in development for PlayStation 4 but is without an official release date.