After Final Fantasy, Time For Kingdom Hearts To Release On Xbox One And Nintendo Switch

Kingdom Hearts fans who are eagerly waiting for the upcoming game don’t really have much choice in their platform if they want to experience the previous games, and this is something that needs to change.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is coming to the Xbox One along with the PS4, which is a really surprising move by Square Enix. It made sense back when the game was announced in 2013 but now it looks rather stupid. The reason is simple: Xbox One lacks almost every Kingdom Hearts game released so far unlike the PS4. So how can fans enjoy the complete Kingdom Hearts experience on the Xbox One before the latest entry drops?

final-fantasy-vii-xbox-one-switch2-1024x576

This brings me to the announcement of Final Fantasy games coming to the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. These include World of Final Fantasy: Maxima, Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, X-2, and XII. There are a couple more as seen in the full list. These games were also absent on any other platforms aside from the PC and PS4, so now a new theory is circulating online that suggests it has something to do with Sony and Square Enix’s history.

Just like Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 are exclusive to Sony platforms. While other Kingdom Hearts spin-off targeted handhelds like the Nintendo DS, there was never a mainline game released for other consoles until Kingdom Hearts 3. Maybe just like Final Fantasy, Square Enix was under some obligation to Sony to not release these games on any other competitor’s console since they were all developed during the time when Sony had an influence over them. Now that it has ended, perhaps these games deserve another chance on other platforms as well.

READ
New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer Reveals Big Hero 6's World [Update]

The Kingdom Hearts Remasters on PS4 offers a great way to get introduced to not just the story but every major game in the series. They are only available to play on the PS4 but perhaps it is time now to port them to other platforms as well.

Of course, the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch are not the only platforms that deserve the series, it can also head to PC too. But since PC was never an issue for Sony, Square Enix could have easily ported the games if they wanted, so the focus here is on the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch since I am sure there are a lot of fans who would love to see the series on their preferred platform.

READ
Square Enix Is Open To Bringing All Kingdom Hearts Games To Xbox One

At one point, it was impossible to see Final Fantasy return in such a big way to not just Nintendo’s hardware, but also Xbox One. Now that it has already happened, perhaps it is time to see more acceptance toward a multi-platform approach which benefits the developers instead of third-party exclusives. Just like Final Fantasy, fans can dream of getting all Kingdom Hearts game on their favorite platform one day.

What do you think about this article? Do you want to see Kingdom Hearts on the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One? Let us know in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

Editor-in-Chief at GearNuke. When I am not posting news, I can be seen sharing my thoughts over at Twitter.

You can follow me on Twitter and Google+

View all posts