More than the delays and bugs, the thing that people have been railing on this next generation of consoles is the re-release of games from the previous generation. Just this year alone, we’ve had remastered next-gen versions of Halo, The Last of Us, Grand Theft Auto V, and Sleeping Dogs, with Saints Row IV speeding over in January Dark Souls II this April. Now you can add Kingdom Hearts I & II to the mix. Well, maybe.
While speaking with IGN, co-director of Kingdom Hears III and Kingdom Hearts 2.5D Remix (god, if that isn’t a mouthful, which is saying something for the series) Tai Yasue revealed that the plan with Kingdom Hearts III was always to release KH 1.5 and KH 2.5 so series latecomers would be able to catch up with the series. But as far as re-releasing the games to PS4 and Xbox One, who need it moreso than the PS4 owners since KH III will be the first in the series to be on a Microsoft platform, Yasue had this to say:
“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!
…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.”
Kingdom Hears 2.5D Remix is out in North America now and will come to the rest of the world later this week. Would you buy the games if they came to next-gen before Kingdom Hearts III? Let us know in the comments below.