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TheGamer interview with Naoki Yoshida reveals that a Final Fantasy XIV crossover with Kingdom Hearts is highly unlikely

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TheGamer recently sat down with Final Fantasy XIV creative director Naoki Yoshida, who revealed that a Final Fantasy XIV crossover with Kingdom Hearts is just highly improbable. This has long since been a source of speculation, and seeing remarks like this from a Final Fantasy XIV staff member just serve to reinforce those speculations. 

You can read important bits from the TheGamer article with Naoki Yoshida below:


Unfortunately, it doesn't look like a Final Fantasy 14 x Kingdom Hearts crossover has the means of materializing — at least not right now, that is. TheGamer recently had the chance to sit down with Final Fantasy 14 creative director Naoki Yoshida, who expressed his concerns as to whether a collaboration of this kind could ever happen.

"Kingdom Hearts is not owned solely by Square Enix but also belongs to Disney," Yoshida told TheGamer. For those unacquainted with the backgrounds of these series, both Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy are franchises associated with Square Enix. The difference is that although Final Fantasy is wholly owned by the globally renowned publisher, Disney has a stake in Kingdom Hearts — that's why you have Mickey Mouse and Goofy legging it around the place with Sora.

In Yoshida's opinion, "the hurdle is considerably high" when it comes to a crossover event of this nature, meaning that it likely won't materialize for as long as Disney has partial ownership of the Kingdom Hearts IP...


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