Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix was released across the country today. The game was exclusively made for PlayStation 3 and is a re-mastered HD collection of the Kingdom Hearts series. It’s successor to Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix that was released late last year in October 2013. While the game was released in North America today, it will be available worldwide by December 5th.
Players wanting to experience the game on next gen consoles are currently out of luck. There is still hope for gamers as the co-director, of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, stated that Square Enix hasn’t completely ruled out the series being made for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While speaking about the upcoming development on Kingdom Hearts III, Tai Yasue told IGN that it’s a possibility to explore formatting Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 and 2.5 for PlayStation 4.
“When we first came up with the idea for Kingdom Hearts III, it was always 1.5, then 2.5 and we were always thinking about those three titles at the same time,” he explains. “I think [putting the games on PS4] is something we’ll explore. We understand what our players want, so we will explore the possibility. I’m not making any announcements though, we can’t make any announcements yet!”
When asked about remaking versions 1.5 and 2.5 for Xbox consoles, Yasue expressed his concerns.
“There’s a lot of things we need to think of when we consider consoles. One of them is what our players want, so we will definitely consider that. But there’s also schedule constraints, as we really don’t want the development of Kingdom Hearts III going later, so we have that to think about. We’ll consider all these things and come to a decision.”
It doesn’t appear as if Xbox One will get the series previous games any time soon, but the fact that Yasue approached the issue seems promising enough. If Square Enix did reprise both versions for Xbox, it definitely would build up more momentum for Kingdom Hearts III, which is slated to be released on Xbox One.