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  1. I felt the need to put a thread here, since there's a TON of misinformation a lot of fans seem to think is fact, even though there's no actual proof for most of it. Now, my proof for everything comes from 2 articles from IGN from E3 this year & D23 last year where they interviewed Tetsuya Nomura himself on the matter of porting the games to Xbox One & Switch. I will cite my sources at the end of this text wall. Ok, now for the arguments & the counter-arguments. 1. "Xbox doesn't sell well in Japan." True, but if they didn't see any use in porting it to the system, then they wouldn't be porting III to it. 2. "They've never ported games to the system." This one confuses the hell outta me. Thanks to ITzDarthLordRaven for making me aware that this was even a think. Ok, first of all, Square has ported games to the Xbox before. The Final Fantasy series has had games on that system since FFXI, with the XIII series following & XV coming out just 2 years ago on it. There are also other games they've published to the system. They're also porting III to the system. They're well-versed in how to develop for the system. 3. "They don't pay attention to the KH community or anyone who want it on the Xbox." This is insanity on the face of it for one reason. Square has been listening to fans for the last few years. If they didn't, they wouldn't have made Re:Coded's cutscene movie on 2.5 better than 358/2 with the storytelling, they wouldn't have ported 1.5 & 2.5 to PS4 & subsequently patched most of the problems the 60fps patch caused afterwards, & they wouldn't be listening to the KH YouTubers' thoughts on the initial demo to improve the game. They listen, give them some credit here. 4. "They're waiting to see how III does in terms of sales numbers." This might be true, but there's a sizable number of people that are going to get the game on Xbox. Either people who're just trying the series for the first time, or are returning to the series after having played the original PS2 releases of the first 2 main games that now game on Xbox. 5. "It'd cost them a lot of money to do it." No it wouldn't. The games are already upscaled to 1080p & are put at 60fps. All they have to do is have a small group of programmers change some lines of code & optimize it for the Xbox One, which would only cost them for their time to pay them. Porting the games have already paid off on the PS4 versions alone. Around 25 million copies of 1.5, 2.5, & 2.8 don't lie. 6. "PlayStation has an exclusivity contract." No. No they don't. I've also read a person saying they heard Sony holds the distribution rights to the games. No they don't. The series is owned by DISNEY, one of Sony's direct competitors. Square is the main developer of the series. Since Disney isn't a video game/console company (yet), nor do they own any game companies (yet), this is their setup. Sony has only let them publish the games to their consoles. Nothing more, nothing less. For reference, Nomura has explicitly stated that it's possible to bring them to the Xbox. They're just waiting for III to be done with development first, as well as talk to Microsoft. So, it's only a matter of time, coupled with the Final Fantasy ports coming to Xbox, Switch, PC, & PS4. Sources: http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/07/16/kingdom-hearts-3-director-switch-version-maybe-possible-after-xbox-one-ps4-versions-are-released http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/06/13/e3-2018-kingdom-hearts-3-director-on-potential-for-dlc-15-25-collection-coming-to-xbox-one If there are any other arguments, please let me know.
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