Kingdom Hearts 3 will release on Xbox One

Tuesday, 11th June 2013 17:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Kingdom Hearts 3 maestro Shinji Hashimoto said during Square Enix’s E3 session today that the game will also be released on Xbox One.

The game was revealed during Sony’s E3 press event last night. It is being developed in Osaka, by the same team working on Kingdom Hearts 1.5.

It was announced during the same session that Final Fantasy 15 would also release on the Microsoft console.

Have look again at the video that made Brenna and I squeal with happiness last night below.



  1. loveaya

    I can see that none of the titles from SE will be exclusive on any platform in the future.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. NinjaLord


    #2 2 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Because it is easy to port one game to the next console.

    Especially if you are making a game using direct X11. In other words, porting one game from one console to another is as easy as porting console game to the PC.

    Xbox one and PS4 are very similar to each other. Here you go.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. xXNapsterManXx

    Yep, Sony had a lot of wording to confuse, words like ‘Console Debut Exclusive’ for all those Indie games which makes me think they will be multiplatform later.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Clupula

    Who cares? Unless they’re also getting the 1.5HD and 2.5HD Collections, the story is going to be an incomprehensible mess for them anyway. So, let them waste their money on a game where they won’t have the slightest clue what’s going on.

    If someone is mentally deficient enough to actually purchase an Xbone, I doubt they’d have the comprehension to figure this game out, anyway.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Units

    This just keeps getting better and better lol

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Beta

    The more KH fans the better IMO. :)

    Of course I don’t know what clot would buy it on the DRMbox but hey.. ;)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Hcw87

    Another wild fanboy appears.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. TheBlackHole

    @2 Why not?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. polygem

    the more people can enjoy it the better. what clupula said makes sense though. kh has a quite complex story, if you start with 3 you wont understand anything AT ALL.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. machy

    @4 they said FF14 is a console exclusive not FF15 aka versus and they didnt even said a singel word about KH3

    #11 2 years ago
  12. backup

    @3 and yet it’s not on PC

    PC pirates and beg in SE forums GO GO GO GO

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Bomba Luigi

    who cares? If you want a PS4 and Kingdom Hearts 3 nothing changed, you can still have both. More People able to buy the Product means Kingdom Hearts 3 has more Potential Sales, which is good for the Kingdom Hearts Series.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Djoenz


    It makes me sick. FFXV too. SE has lied all along. Promises fuck you SE. Sellout.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TheBlackHole

    @14 why on earth would you care if you’re still able to play it on your platform of choice?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Beta

    @13 +1 for talking sense.

    @14 How does this affect you in any way? Will you not be able to enjoy it with the knowledge that it has a wider potential audience?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Hcw87

    I don’t speak fanboy, so anyone care to translate? Pretty sure he’s talking about being butthurt though. It happens.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Mike W


    So true, this is not a big deal at all. You’re going to start seeing less and less exclusives from the third party developers this time around. Unless Sony or MS cough up some serious cash to get the game exclusively on their system.

    The only dumb fucks that are going to try to spin this into something negative are fucking idiots like this ‘Units’ character.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Djoenz

    Piss off xbots wont understand anyway. :P


    I have to explain it nonetheless. Final Fantasy got me into gaming and rpg’s. It was always tied to Sony playstation. I actually bought all my playstations purely for Final Fantasy titles.

    I bought my PS3 for Versus. I got trolled by SE. They said it would be exclusive to ps3. I got trolled again it will be moved to PS4 instead. I got trolled again its now multiplat.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    @14 When did they ever promise that Kingdoms Hearts 3 and FFXV would be platform exclusives?

    Third party developers cannot afford to stick to one platform anymore, especially not triple A stuff like this. They’re essentially cutting off half the market by doing so.

    Why should they, anyway? It broadens the exposure of the franchise and allows more people to play their games. Since when was inclusiveness a bad thing?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Djoenz

    FFXIII Versus was promised to be an exclusive actually.
    I agree Xboxone will be same architecture like ps4, but seriously FFXIII got fucked up by Xbox’s version.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    One of the big problems with fanboys isn’t that they want to be able to enjoy and experience their games, it is instead that they don’t want you to enjoy said games, unless you are doing it on the same piece of hardware, wearing the same tee shirt and waving the same team logo flag.

    Because hardware means more to them then it should. And often times for all of the wrong reasons.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Gnosis

    @18 Pretty much this. It’s really naive to think, that there’s gonna be a bijillion of third pt exclusives. I’m actually expecting more games on both sides to go multi at some point.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    I think it was implied but even then it was no promise, spot on with your points.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. redwood

    anybody who thinks that a 3rd party AAA game these days will be a platform exclusive does not know how the industry works:P what’s that? titan fall? wait a little bit and you will see for your self.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    Implied or assumed?

    #26 2 years ago
  27. OwningXylophone


    “Final Fantasy got me into gaming and rpg’s. It was always tied to Sony playstation.”

    Except when FF first started and was a Nintendo exclusive franchise…

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    @19 “Final Fantasy got me into gaming and rpg’s. It was always tied to Sony playstation.”

    Final Fantasy I – VI say hi.

    “I bought my PS3 for Versus.”

    Why would you buy an expensive (at the time) console for a single unreleased title with no gameplay footage and no release date? Would it not have made more sense to wait for the game to come out?

    “They said it would be exclusive to ps3. I got trolled again it will be moved to PS4 instead. I got trolled again its now multiplat.”

    So? Now you get to play it on the PS4, with even better graphics.

    It’s not a company’s duty to validate your own personal bias.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Bomba Luigi

    @19: “I have to explain it nonetheless. Final Fantasy got me into gaming and rpg’s. It was always tied to Sony playstation”

    Final Fantasy 1-6: Nintendo only. What are your talking about?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Lengendaryboss

    Or assumed very right there, both really.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Djoenz

    Without exclusives why bother having three different types of consoles -__- you know what make all exclusives multi instead and make one super console.

    That will do some variation for you.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Djoenz

    from PSX and onward, but you are right.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Gnosis

    @27-29 Some ppl start counting at 7. A phenomenon widely spread among ff fans.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Ireland Michael

    @31 Competition keeps prices down and stops one individual company from dictating the entire market.

    Since its appearing on the format *you* want anyway, it shouldn’t really matter if it also appears somewhere else.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Djoenz

    Look if SE didnt say it was a exclusive at the time around the reveal I wouldnt mind. SE just promises shit they dont deliver.

    After type0 they would start working on Versus suddenly Lightning Returns was announced.

    This isnt about xbox alone also the fact SE is full of nonsense.

    Yes I bought ps3 cause I used to be a major FF fan and at the time an FF title on Xbox wasnt heard of. I also bought it to play MW2.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Beta

    The architecture between the 2 new consoles is no longer vastly different, and both are using Blu-Ray so the days of bad ports should hopefully be over :)

    But yeah, if you take this announcement as bad news you should feel silly. ;)

    *As in expanding a games potential audience is not a bad thing as long as both versions perform equally well tech wise.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Djoenz

    Shit im bitching here as a fanboy a Sony fanboy while I wont buy either one of the next gen consoles.

    I think I’ll stick to current gen. All these things are making me pissed off. Shit news IMO SHIT NEWS.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Ireland Michael

    @35 Versus is officially “cancelled”. Move on.

    It shouldn’t matter if they promised exclusivity anyway. It doesn’t affect *your* enjoyment of the game, so *why* the hell are the not allowed to expand the game to a bigger audience?

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Lengendaryboss

    What your saying doesn’t make sense, how is releasing on more platforms a bad thing or “Shit”?
    I get why people want it exclusive but to quote Michael’s words “Third party developers cannot afford to stick to one platform anymore, especially not triple A stuff like this. They’re essentially cutting off half the market by doing so.”

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Clupula

    @29 – Wrong. All of those, except for III were re-released on PS1.

    In fact, during the Nintendo days, only I, IV, and VI were released in the West. It wasn’t until the PS1 days that the others saw release here.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. backup

    in your dream PC pirate
    FFv is coming may be longer development time but it’s coming

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Djoenz

    Doesnt matter if they promised exclusivity? You know for next gen it probably doesnt matter (I hope). However I have always wondered why some multiplatform games looked better on xbox and some on ps3 and vice versa.

    SE man makes me pissed off. Whatever they could use the money anyway. Tomb Raider didnt do well enough in their eyes.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. CyberMarco

    Well, still the game gonna kick ass.

    The thing that bothers me the most is why do they bother making the game multiplatform and don’t even consider a PC release if the scope of this is to broaden the audience and maximize profits? Fucking bullshit.

    Nevertheless, it’s Kingdom f*cking Hearts 3!!!

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Djoenz

    This wont release on ps3 thus I wont be able to play it..ALAS.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Eddie Rodrigues

    The gods are generous, but they still demand a sacrifice. No PS exclusivity and no PC version. DAMN.

    #45 2 years ago

    Well I’m getting both consoles anyways but dammit square why the sellout?
    @5 Not completely true. They can easily just look up their cutscenes on youtube like I did for the 3ds game.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. hitnrun

    No announcement of exclusivity means no exclusivity.

    And even then, if Sony or MS doesn’t own the studio, it’s probably a paid-for timed exclusive.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. John117

    Now SE just needs to make a remake of KH 1 and 2 for X1 and I might buy this :P Jeez, all these games coming for Xbox One, will I ever have time for them all…

    #48 2 years ago
  49. vOL

    I get it with the “wider audience”, “more sales good for series”, etc, but the main point I want to convey is that I’m afraid when PS exclusives goes to Xboxs especially RPGs. With the developers thinks that in order to reach the wider audience (more apparent to western audience in this case) and catering them, they must change a bit or incorporated some elements that common and works for the intended audience. Such as putting more action, shooter elements or culture into the Japanese game. These somewhat diminishes the feeling of originality of the game IMHO. As previously shown by Square Enix’s Nier Gestalt and Nier Replicant.

    So I will go outside my norm and wait for the reviews and videos before buying it. Normally I don’t read reviews-like to taste the new first hand experience on my games ;)

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Eregol

    @8 He’s right though. Even for those who have played the games the storyline is all over the place and barely makes sense.

    #50 2 years ago

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