Square Enix clarifies Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III release date rumor By Erren Van Duine on January 31, 2014 at 9:12 PM

An internal Square Enix document has been making the rounds online today that specifically lists both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III as 2014 titles. You may have seen it – it was originally posted at Gameinquirer.com, however we chose not to run an article as an official announcement had not yet been made. Square Enix has sent us a statement to further clarify the situation, stressing that the information contained within is – as we thought – simply inaccurate:

We’re aware an internal document has been in circulation listing release dates for select Square Enix titles. This information contained in this document is inaccurate and features placeholder timing.

Specifically – no announcement has been made to date for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV – their projected release window remains to be advised.

  • Unknown

    Please be excited…

    Seriously please release early-mid 2015, or even better late 2014

  • Wazi the pa

    I know I shouldn’t be excited.
    I know what square said bout the dates are placeholder timings.
    IF AT LEAST XV IS TO BE RELEASE IN 2014…. Then by Shiva, be excited PEOPLE!
    This could be a CLUE to something even bigger!
    New updates of trailers, announcement of special editions….. OR EVEN THE ACTUAL RELEASE DATE!

  • Storm

    I don’t think they will release FFXV this year, if that was the case we should have more info by now imo.

  • Erren Van Duine

    If the game was going to release this year they would already be promoting it.

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    Hopefully Japan Gets Final Fantasy XV This Year Christmas, We liking Know during TGS 2014 if Japan get FFXV Christmas 2014

  • Erren Van Duine

    We would actually know by now going by typical marketing schedules.

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    I do expect FFXV Released International by Black Friday 2015, we liking get Debut English Dub Trailer during E3 2014 (Early) or E3 2015 (Late)

  • Gala Nox

    I just want the final fantasy xv >_<

  • Skye

    I agree with you, they promoted Lightning Returns almost a year before the release date. I think they would start promoting FFXV at E3 2014 with a 2015 release date. I think the reasons why they showed a new trailer last year because the introduction of the next-gen, and it took 2 years without sharing any new information.

  • Slickyrider

    Good. More time for development hopefully translates to XV being the next FF VII.

    I would hope for early Q2 2015 for Japan, maybe sometime late in April or so.

  • Death Penalty

    This isn’t too surprising. Any list that had KHIII slated for release this year was a list without reliable information. We’ll probably see Final Fantasy XV sometime in 20XV (HA.), and I desperately hope it’s early in the year. Hope, but I know better than to expect.

    Fingers crossed that they’re still shooting for a simultaneous release. If Jay Preston isn’t a vicious liar, they may well still be, but again I know better than to expect. This was back when they claimed the game was exclusive to the Playstation after all.

  • Death Penalty

    I actually had a question. Is there going to be a Japanese PS4 launch event as in other territories? I ask because Sony delayed the PS4 due to a lack of Japanese-oriented titles and the Xbox will likely do so poorly in Japan as to not be a factor. I’m curious if there will be any sort of event where XV might make an appearance.

    We might get three seconds of new footage.

  • Tom

    I hope we’ll get more information on XV after FFX/X-2 HD and LRFFXIII hits the western market.


    At first I was extremely excited when I saw the title for this update but when I read to the end I took a malboros breath to the face.

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    Sony might have PS4 PreLaunch for Japan my bet there we may get new clip of FFXV

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    All we can do wait for TGS 2014 to find out 100% whatever FFXV Released this December Japan or Next Year Worldwide
    this is waiting game till TGS 2014

  • Wazi the pa

    Anything is possible. Its been a long time since we had a proper update of XV.

  • James Stine

    I wish that Disqus had some sort of moderation abilities to allow the moderators of the comments to blacklist users like this, perhaps they do, I’m not familiar with it, but I noticed it as well and was confused.

    What’s even the point of downvoting all of the comments? It’s not like it does anything… lol.

    “Oooh! You downvoted my comment, now the entire world will implode on itself, thanks a lot.”

    I bet the guy that downvoted must feel pretty proud of himself.

  • James Stine

    This was the first I heard of this, it’s not very surprising to see that the games have this template release date of 2014 considering most retail sites will say the same thing. The more interesting thing is that this was “leaked” if you will at this time, what is the point of releasing information about these particular games? There are various other games that SE is working on that aren’t shown here, so it just seems confusing. Anyways, I’d like to see an event of some sort, or perhaps an announcement of information about XV when the PS4 launches in Japan, I feel like it’d be a good opportunity to show the Japanese public what games they can expect for the PS4.

  • miss chel

    There is a crazy downvoter in every post and it’s pretty funny.

  • James Stine

    That’s what I’m hoping for.

  • James Stine

    Next time, wear a Ribbon.

  • juan david posada

    Read the title: Yeah!!! they cancelled the rumors of a 2016 release date, best news ever!

    While reading the article: Wait, WHAAT?! there was a rumor about a 2014 release date???

    Finish the article: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • Ratsuki

    As much as I want to believe it, kh3 to release in 2014 is impossibleee,,,,,
    There’s slim chance for xv to release in late 2014, but yeah, won’t hold my breath.

  • Mateus.E

    whoever thought KH3 would release this year needs to shut down the computer and have some meditation…
    there is no way this game is coming this year.Nomura may have finished,perhaps,the script and plot of the game…but the gameplay part is still like a baby,in it’s first little steps,most likely.

    About XV,it is indeed conceivable the idea…but everything depends on E3 2014 on june.If they don’t announce the date there,then it perhaps will only be released by 2015 or 2016(10 years after the game was first shown,lol).
    Well,I was thinking about the promotion part…but the game is already flippin 8 years old.Most of the potential buyers are already aware of the game.SE perhaps only needs to release 2 or 3 more trailers.

  • Mateus.E

    it depends:The game is already 8 years old.Most of the potential buyers are likely to be already aware of it.

  • Mateus.E

    well,one can say that the silence is appreciated,since we won’t be getting spoilers.After waiting 8 years for the game,it would be bad if they released too much and ended up spoiling everything like with LR.

  • Mateus.E

    Well,LR had that outburst of information to convince those who were thinking on abandoning ship to return to the last game of the trilogy.
    XV was hyped for 8 years…and just a tiny bit of information is already enough to make on a frenzy.But yeah,2015 is the most likely year.

  • Sarif

    HOLD ON!

    That picture above isn’t from any of the trailers we saw.

    Are we being tricked? -_-

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    No everything depends on TGS 2014 on September.If they don’t announce the date there,then it perhaps will only be released by 2015, If TGS 2014 Went and Gone no December 2014 for Japan then 2015.

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    Small chance Japan gets FFXV before New Year eve 2014

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    I Agree hate to see FFXV spoiling which Square Enix did with FF 13-3 Lighting Returns

  • Mateus.E

    well,they did reveal the game again on E3 2013,so that was a kind hint E3 is more appreciated by SE.

    But yeah,SE could pull something like releasing a bunch of info on E3…and withhold the release date info till TGS.But man…September,quite a wait…but yeah,if I was SE I would do it.

  • Mateus.E

    I guessed who Lumina was and who the final boss was thanks mainly to the trailers and pics…that sure wasn’t pretty.But there was a compensation:The suspense of the reveals was partially substituted by the joy of having guessed right,after months of eager speculation.

  • Mateus.E

    well,I am sure it would be safer to assume such a thing could happen after the PS4’s Japanese release.Maybe a blast of sells could be the green light square enix is waiting for to lift the dam on the information.

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    You right about E3 2014 liking have Debut English Dub Trailer&English Dub Gameplay&More info just not Release Date Info, then Gamescom 2014 liking have 2th English Dub Trailer&New English Dub Gameplay&More Info then TGS 2014 we know whatever if FFXV Released least Japan during December 2014 or Worldwide during 2015

  • Sigurd Simensen

    just saw through the e3 trailer now. nova crystallis, what sorcery are you making.

  • NikkiCola

    I’m sorry, but to anyone who seriously thought KH3 was coming out this year I feel kinda bad for you that you got your hopes up like that..
    Now, XV it could be plausible that they’re looking for a end of 2014-beginning of 2015 release. However like many people here said, that is super-duper unlikely cause they’d already be doing press and whatnot on it. So my money is on a late 2015 release for XV and a who-the-hell-knows-when for KH3.

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    Kingdom Hearts 3 liking released for Japan 2 Years after Final Fantasy XV Japan Released

  • Eftaker Ahmad

    Final Fantasy XV for PC port please…?!!

  • Noctis Caelum

    This picture is from famitsu dengeki

  • Ryuukishi

    Not a chance it was coming out this year anyway. If it was the promotion machine would already be in high gear.

  • Mateus.E

    the game is 8 years old.almost everyone who could possibly buy this is already interested.They just need to release a trailer or two and the whole internet will be on a frenzy.

  • Gust

    This was not really disappointing. I’m still expecting ff15 to be out this year though. That seems plausible enough to me

  • grapes9h5

    I would think FFXV comes out in its first territory between November 2014 and March 2015 (hopefully in that frame, and hopefully worldwide, and hopefully in the sooner half). I wouldn’t expect KHIII until some point in 2016, possibly very late 2015,but I feel like work on it has only really just begun.

  • Noctis-Oji

    I don’t know if this is the right place to ask about this, but, does anyone have any information about Noctis mom?

  • Jaylen Lightbourn-Levine

    I’m pretty sure that FFXV will have a release date revealed either E3 2014 or TGS 2014. That being said, I also believe (more like a feeling with some supporting facts) that it will be released 4Q 2014 or Early 2015 in Japan and Early to mid 2015 for everyone else. I just feel that with all of the promoting that has been done with FFXV since it’s first announcement back in 2006 and all of the trailers and information that followed that it should be enough to revealing a release date will be coming soon. Plus, with the “promises” made at E3/TGS about new info coming and less being silent means that the next set of info is going to be very important (not like characters or more about the world, but more like again stated a release date and some other minor info- this is where the characters, story, and world might come into play). This is just my personal analysis of the current situation and the two other FFXV related articles (this one and the two before).

  • Sigurd Simensen

    I don’t think anything has been said about her actually. But I imagine she died by childbirth. Maybe her death has something to do with Noctis’ eyes?

  • Noctis-Oji

    That may have something to do with his ability. Hopefully we’ll have more information in the coming months

  • Starlord

    Yes I agree, with the facts that we already have like “FFXV is quite far in development” ( 70% or above done personally) and just recently at the PS4 event in Japan they asked us to “Wait a (little) longer). All points to them showing FFXV at E3 2014 or at the very least a very strong indication that it will be there.