Neither Kingdom Hearts 3 or Final Fantasy 7 Remake are scheduled to release during Square Enix's current financial year, ending March 31, 2017, the publisher has confirmed.
The publisher detailed its full list of "major titles" due for release during the year in an earnings presentation earlier today, reconfirming that World of Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and the PS4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider are all scheduled to launch during 2016.
Both Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 are absent from the list, however.
NieR: Automata doesn't appear on the list, either, despite having previously been dated for 2016. Either Square doesn't consider the game "major" enough to be listed in its financials or it's been pushed back to the next financial year. We've contacted the publisher for further clarification.
[UPDATE: A Square Enix representative has told VideoGamer.com that "the slide doesn't feature the compete line-up of titles for the year", meaning that NieR: Automata could still be on track for 2016. The publisher has not specifically confirmed or denied, however, whether the game is still scheduled to release this year.
Square Enix - Major titles for FY ending Mar 2017:
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - August 23, 2016
- Final Fantasy XV - September 30, 2016
- Rise of the Tomb Raider - Holiday 2016
- World of Final Fantasy - 2016
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue - 2016
- SaGa SCARLET GRAVE - 2016 (Japan)
It isn't clear whether the list exclusively references announced titles, or whether the publisher also has further unannounced titles due for release during the current financial year.
Square Enix has never provided an official release window for Kingdom Hearts 3, despite it being announced almost three years ago in June 2013. Final Fantasy 7 Remake, meanwhile, was shown off for the first time at E3 2015.
Source: Square Enix Financial Results Briefing Session