Fans were no doubt disappointed when there was nothing new announced during Square Enix’s 2018 E3 livestream in regards to the Final Fantasy VII Remake, making it the third year in a row with nothing shown about the game.
In an interview with Tetsuya Nomura about Kingdom Hearts III by Italian website Multiplayer, the Final Fantasy VII Remake was brought up.
“I am aware that we announced it very early, but in the industry, word was starting to spread that we were working on the game, so we decided to stop keeping it a secret and to reveal it officially.”
Nomura-san also mentions that in this day and age many important projects are leaked, especially when outsourcing is very widespread. That is why he prefers to announce the game officially over having it leak. and why the Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced back in 2015.
All we can do is cross our fingers and hope more will be announced in the coming months, if not years.