Final Fantasy XV And Kingdom Hearts 3 Still in development on DirectX 11

Final Fantasy XV fans are going to be disappointed that Square Enix has confirmed that the game is still in development, they did however announce that Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 are being developed on DirectX 11. While fans may be disappointed in the news, at least we know that they are polishing the game to look visually stunning with DirectX is the graphics technology powering today’s most impressive games. The latest version, DirectX 11, enables the addition of advanced effects and features in NVIDIA-enhanced titles, ranging from tessellation and HBAO+, to Percentage Closer Soft Shadows and NVIDA HairWorks. When asked if a PC version was possibly on the way for the two games, Square Enix had nothing to say about it.

Final Fantasy XV And Kingdom Hearts 3 Still in development on DirectX 11

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Kdramastars recently announced that Senior Research Analyst for Square Enix, David Gibson, said that since Square Enix are expecting lower game sales compared to last year, this could perhaps imply that Final Fantasy XV won’t be released for this fiscal year ending March 2015. One big rumor going around is that the delay is due to a PC version being developed for hardcore PC gamers. Square Enix has refused to comment on the rumor but it could explain why the game is 8 years into development. One thing is for sure though, Final Fantasy XV will not be released in 2014 and Kingdom Hearts 3 most likely won’t either. What do you think is causing the further delay? And what do you think about the games being developed on DirectX 11?

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Denis Pervan

Owner & Webmaster of Square Enix Origin. Die hard Square Enix fan ever since I laid my hands on Final Fantasy VII. Among being a Square Enix fan, I am a passionate soccer, basketball, and football fanatic who also enjoys a nice book every now and then.

  • Jon Turner

    If you ask me, those guys should consider porting these two to WiiU. That COULD be another reason why they’re taking so long.

    • http://www.enixorigin.com/ Denis Avdic

      Very valid point, could be another reason.

      • Jon Turner

        Well they didn’t rule out either for WiiU… yet, and from what I understand they’re not opposed to supporting WiiU — this isn’t like the N64 days where SE was clearly anti-Nintendo. But I still think we should have an article where Nintendo fans can team up and start a campaign to get these two games on WiiU.

        • vishmarx

          they flat out said it isnt coming to wii u last year
          how is that not ruling out?
          theyd make 3ds port of these games before it comes to the wii u

          • Jon Turner

            No, they didn’t. I have proof that they didn’t say anything along those lines:

            When Nomura was asked about WiiU, HE NEVER SAID FFXV OR KH3 COULDN’T BE DONE ON WIIU. HE NEVER SAID IT. All he said was that if there are systems that could run DX11, and WiiU actually can (well, sort of, PS4 and WiiU both can’t run DX11 natively, but the Open GL stuff is similar). Just watch the video.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7gDbpr0fJo

          • vishmarx

            eh…w/e you win,
            wii u version confirmed happy?

          • Jon Turner

            Not quite confirmed yet, but if it is, I’ll be REALLY happy. I will be. Right now all we can do is hope.

          • vishmarx

            jesus man,

            i was being sarcastic to get rid of you,

            you want the game THAT much,just play the proper version by buying one console its already confirmed on,

            who knows whether wii u will even be manufactured by the time this comes out ~2016-2017

            kh 3 is atleast a year later ,nobody will even remember the wii u by then

          • Krijn van Alten

            Why do you think a FF part from the main series will happen? Don’t you realise that the last main FF to be on a Nintendo console was VI on the SNES back in 1996? And does it ever crossed your mind that Wii U is still selling like shit on the moment? A Wii U version of XV is definitely not going to happen.

          • Jon Turner

            I don’t, but anything an happen. WiiU WAS going through a tough time, but it’s gradually getting better. MK* pushed its sales upward and the remaining lineup SHOULD do the same. Next year it should be in a better place. I’m not as hopeful for FFXV, honestly, but I DO think KH3 does have a chance. That said, should FFXV happen on WiiU? Absolutely. But we can’t say for sure that it’s not happening at all until we get actual confirmation. And so far the actual “confirmation” was that whole article that some guy at GameTrailers mistranslated. In truth, Nomura NEVER SAID IT WASN’T COMING. Nor did he say it would never happen. It could STILL happen, it could not. One never knows.

          • Krijn van Alten

            You are naieve. The fact that Normura never said it wasn´t coming is not the same as a confermation that it wil be there some day. Also, until so far, no KH made it on a Nintendo console. So tell me, why did KH II not appear on the very good selling Wii? And is it very likely that III will be released for Nintendo’s worst selling console ever? Don’t foget: It’s all about the money.

            XV and III will never make it on the Wii U, I can tell you that. You can keep hoping, but my best advice is: buy a PS4, then you are sure you get them.

          • Jon Turner

            Never say never. It STILL could happen. As I said WiiU is gradually getting better with the sales. You can say never ALL you wish, but I don’t think you know anymore than I do.

            As for why KHII didn’t make it to Wii, well, maybe it’s because SE wasn’t interested in doing ports at the time? They’re doing the HD Remixes, and we COULD get those. You never know.

            You can tell me it will never happen all you wish, but I disagree and I don’t believe you. I think there’s still a chance for both. WiiU is gradually improving in sales. It will continue to do so for the remainder of the year. SSB4 is going to be huge and will surely boost sales. Thirds have been saying that it’s the user base that’s the problem. The more systems sold, the better our chances. It’s as simple as that.

          • Krijn van Alten

            Yes, it is still a possibly, but a very small one.
            And the WiiU is improving the sales, but those sales where so low that still with this ´improvement´ it´s nothing compare to the PS4. In the last tree month, the Wii U sold 170.000 times. In that same periode, the PS4 has sold around 3.000.000, more that 30 times as high as your ´improved´ Wii U sales. And a lot of the third parties have stopped developing games for it (most recent: no AC and CoD coming for the WiiU.)

            And you don´t know if SSB4 is going to be huge. it STILL could be a disappointment!

    • Kamille

      Porting the game to PC would be a much better choice than gimping them because of Wii U. Wii U only has like 1GB of ram for games and its GPU is not even half as powerful as the Xbone’s let lone the PS4′s. Square would need to downscale everything big time, which is why they moved development to next gen consoles. Wii U is only slightly more powerful than last gen consoles you know.

      • Jon Turner

        They still didn’t say they WOULDN’T do it for WiiU, though. Anyone who thought otherwise was just being misled by the folks at GameTrailers. As long as Nomura didn’t rule it out (which he didn’t), it’s not ruled out.)

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      That would be hard being that it is a bit weaker then the PS4/X-1

      • Jon Turner

        No this isn’t like Wii vs PS3/XB360. With effort, I think it could be done. Just look at the YouTube video below. The guy in charge made some GREAT points about how both games (KH3) COULD potentially run on WiiU.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          I know how it all works, I do model and am going to college foe game creation.

          If they want to make the game without sacrificing anything they wouldnt be able to port it to the Wii-U, if they ported it to the wii-u theyd have to gimp the game sadly.

    • vishmarx

      excellent point,
      theyre busy(risking their rep) porting it to weaker hardware because of how extremely successful wii u is right now and because of how heartwarming the response of wii u owners usually give to toned down ports.
      makes sense .adding to dev costs too

      also lets just ignore the fact that DX11 was the very reason given when they were asked last year why it wasnt coming to the wii u.

      SE isnt poor so im afraid nintendo cant by their way in this time.
      and PC? does SE jap even know PC exists as a gaming platform?

  • Spencer

    Why is it dissapointing that it’s being developed on DX11? And there’s no chance of the long delay being for a PC version. They just take their time for RPGs.

  • doom guy

    They haven’t even started developing on the PS4 and X1 dev kits?? From what I can gather, the engine that is used in these games are also not finished. Both the games are so faraway from release it’s no even funny.

  • Pedro Carreira

    FINAL FANTASY XIV…years in development.

    • Krijn van Alten

      This article is about XV, just for your information.

      • Pedro Carreira

        Fixed: FINAL FANTASY XV…years in development.

        • Krijn van Alten

          Your point being? Al the large titles are in development for years. XV went in full production from 2011, so 3 years is not even that long.

          • Pedro Carreira

            Watch the videos on-line, the game has been in production since at least 2006 (probably even before that), Most of what they showed for the ps4 was already made for the ps3, they just remade it with better graphics. The script has probably been finished for years and so is most of the assets and animations.

            The problem is that the man in charge has all the power, so he can do what ever he wants and since is a perfectionist, we’ve been waiting almost 9 years for this stupid game. I say stupid because they said it would take this long for a ff7 remake to be made and in the end we get no remake no “ffxiii versus”, and three crappy ffxiii games. Ironically after all this time even if they release the game it might not even be good, let alone great.

          • Krijn van Alten

            Of course I know that. I am a FF fan from 2001 on, so I do remember these days very well. The point is: making yourself angry will not help. See it from the positive side: we are now closer by the release than we ever where!

  • Pedro Carreira

    The irony is that square won’t make a ff7 remake because, “it would take 10 years”, guess for how long this game has been in development?

    • Krijn van Alten

      I don’t need al those remakes. Why play something again you already played years ago? Better wait for new material.

      • Pedro Carreira

        That’s the thing, it wouldn’t be old. Same characters and story sure, but they made a prequel and 2 sequels, the story has changed and so has the characters. Not to mention the graphics at the time really hurt the experience for a lot of people myself included. And again, no remake because that’s repetition, but making THREE FFXIII games, where 2 of them are recycled versions of the first, is ok? Makes sense.

        • Krijn van Alten

          Two sequels of XIII just recycled versions of the original. I guess you have not played them if you say something like this.

          • Pedro Carreira

            I could tell you the exact same thing. But for discussion sake, same engine, same menus (even the color is the same), the combat system is almost a carbon copy in XIII-2 of what it was in the original and finally the same assets and the re-use of assets and areas they were supposed to include in FFXIII but ended up not doing it. The developers even said it was so much that they could do a whole game out of it (and they did, 2 of them).