[dropcap]S[/dropcap]hortly after Sony reveal the PlayStation 4 in February, there has been a lot of talk over Kingdom Hearts 3 on social media which some expected it when Square Enix was present at the special event.
Xbox One and PS4 release date for Kingdom Hearts 3
If we don’t get Kingdom Hearts 3 during the PS4′s lifetime I’m going to bomb Square Enix headquarters
Says Sujan Sooriyakumar on Twitter, one of the many Kingdom Hearts loyal fans who waited almost seven years for Kingdom Hearts 3 since the release of Kingdom Hearts 2 on PlayStation 2 in 2006.
Although the project has yet to begin development, Kingdom Hearts 3 was a subject of rumors and speculations especially among the fans themselves.
This is because the third title serve the purpose to complete the cliffhanger in Kingdom Hearts 2.
Some believe it would create more immersive world when it is built from the ground up from far more powerful machine.
With PlayStation 4 coming at the end of this year, Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura and co. should have already start dedicate their time for the system most likely with Luminous Studio engine that has been demoed recently at the PlayStation Meeting conference.
At the conference, Square Enix CTO Yoshihisa Hashimoto boasts the company’s next generation Luminous Studio engine running on PlayStation 4.
It is the same as last year’s Agni’s Philosophy, featuring the incredible lighting and volumetric effects capable on PS4.
According to Hashimoto, the incredible visual fidelity of the demo is Square Enix’s target goal for PS4 development, is this what Kingdom Hearts 3 will be made of?
There also has been a number of speculations that the title could be headed to a Nintendo console.
In 2011, Metro noted rumors that Kingdom Hearts 3 would appear on the Wii, though added that due to recent comments on high-definition graphics, this was unlikely. They did note, however that another rumor indicates that Kingdom Hearts 3 would appear on next-generation consoles, specifically the newly-released Wii U.
Nevertheless, rumors are still rumors. We never know for sure when exactly Kingdom Hearts 3 releases but with Disney’s acquisitions of Marvel and Lucasfilm (creator of Star Wars), there will be a huge collection of franchises and characters to choose from, fans may not be able to contain the anticipation any longer.