Square Enix has not allowed the coronavirus to slow its roll when it comes to game announcements. Just this month, the developer announced a couple of new Kingdom Hearts games in the works. Hot off the heals of that announcement, Square Enix has shared that they plan to announce more new games over the next two months. These games would’ve otherwise gotten revealed during E3.
During a stockholders meeting, Square Enix shared the change of plans. No Investment, No Life reported the news, translated by Gematsu. When asked how the coronavirus affected plans for E3 announcements, Square Enix responded with this:
We would normally announce new games at E3, yes. We had planned to have a press conference as a replacement event, but were unable to do so since assets were not complete. We’ll be announcing new titles individually as the timing permits. Several will debut around July to August.
There you have it. Now time for some speculation. The major Square Enix release this year was Final Fantasy VII Remake. Since it only adapted the first part of the game, it would make sense for them to announce part two while momentum remains strong. That being said, the initial remake did take several years to make, so the sequel could be a ways off. Maybe a teaser for it at least? Since Square Enix just revealed a few Kingdom Hearts games with one big trailer, it seems unlikely more would get announced. Other candidates could be Final Fantasy XVI or a new Deus Ex game, since both series are about due for a new installment.
That being said, Square Enix makes a lot of games, and it’s entirely possible the new games could be others not mentioned or entirely new series. We’ll find out over the next two months.