In the upcoming July 12th issue of Dengeki PlayStation, Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura revealed more details about the current build of the game, online components, and the Kingdom Hearts-themed PlayStation 4 Pro.
According to Kingdom Hearts Insider’s translation of the interview, Nomura explained the game is still on track for its early 2019 release. However, there are apparently several details that need to be ironed out, which means a demo won’t be available to the public before launch. He also said the development team has been using the feedback they received from the recent press demo session to tweak certain areas of the game, such as the camera rotation mechanic and Sora’s weight when jumping or performing combos.
On a different note, Nomura said he hopes to add an online component. While he confirmed there isn’t a specific online feature currently in development, he has ideas for a few that could be added down the line. It’s unclear how the action RPG could utilize online connectivity, but the director did recently confirm players will receive DLC after launch.
He also provided a few details about the previously announced PlayStation 4 Pro themed after Kingdom Hearts III. He said the black and gold console was being worked on early into the game’s development, but it was only recently finished due to issues getting the right color. In addition, the process that was used to get the black and gold coloring will give the final product “a leathery finish.”
Kingdom Hearts III will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29th, 2019.
Source: Kingdom Hearts Insider