No DLC planned after Kingdom Hearts III's release yet, but outfit customization could be considered; Microsoft not yet approached about Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 and 2.8 on Xbox One


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Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura recently spoke to IGN about topics such as Kingdom Hearts III's delay and the development of the Big Hero 6 world.

 

Similar what he said to GameInformer about DLC in Kingdom Hearts III, he also said he would like to add something to make fans play it a bit longer.

"In this day and age, most major titles do have some kind of content releases after their release. So since I considered Kingdom Hearts 3 to be one of those major titles, I do want to have something to add to your enjoyment of Kingdom Hearts 3, so maybe you could continue to play a little longer than release, but we haven't really thought of anything in detail yet."

 

One possible DLC Nomura pointed to was the customizable outfit mechanic that was present in Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-.

"We don't have any customizability that you did have in 0.2 in Kingdom Hearts 3...The development team does need some kind of extra time on their hands to be able to do something like that. Because we are so busy trying to complete Kingdom Hearts 3, we just don't have any time to do that right now. But I think there is potential to maybe do something like that after release."

 

In regards to the possibility of bringing the Kingdom Hearts HD ReMIXes to Xbox One, Nomura stated:

"We obviously would need to discuss with Microsoft if we are to do this or not, but we haven't even started the conversation yet. So just not at this moment."

 

Kingdom Hearts III releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019 in Japan, and January 29, 2019 to the rest of the world. You can now watch the latest Frozen trailer, Square Enix E3 Showcase trailer, and Pirates of the Caribbean trailer!

 

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Honestly the customization feature should just be on-disk, but if it's free then w/e.

 

Though I'd totally be down for DLC worlds with their own stories.

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"We obviously would need to discuss with Microsoft if we are to do this or not, but we haven't even started the conversation yet. So just not at this moment."

 

Oh, ok, then how about you actually START THE CONVERSATION ALREADY!!?? Seriously, how hard can it be just to find time to say "Hey shouldn't we be giving these other potential customers, who have NEVER played another KH game before, the same exact experience we're giving to all the other customers who actually have played these titles a million times already by now?" How could they not have even discussed this yet, this is something you could have done years ago. xP

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"We obviously would need to discuss with Microsoft if we are to do this or not, but we haven't even started the conversation yet. So just not at this moment."

 

Oh, ok, then how about you actually START THE CONVERSATION ALREADY!!?? Seriously, how hard can it be just to find time to say "Hey shouldn't we be giving these other potential customers, who have NEVER played another KH game before, the same exact experience we're giving to all the other customers who actually have played these titles a million times already by now?" How could they not have even discussed this yet, this is something you could have done years ago. xP

 

I'm sure they have other more important tasks they're busy with at this moment, such as getting their most awaited title out in perfect condition, than spending manpower in trying to port previous games onto a console that pretty much NOBODY in Japan plays on

 

the KH team is pretty much the biggest team in Square Enix right now, including third party employees, and they are all focussed on its development and nothing else

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I'm really glad that they aren't planning on doing season passes and aren't planning to sell some aspects of the story in DLC like they did with FFXV. I hope it stays this way since Nomura stated that he didn't like the season pass formula. I know a lot of people are mad about KH being on Xbox and I'm not much of an XBOX person myself but, I think it would be a good idea in order to boost sales and get XBOX players into the franchise.

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