- Oct 5, 2020
What Nomura actually said is that the prototype contained 50% of the final game, not that they were halfway through development. And we know from multiple interviews that the game has been in development since at least 2020.Nomura did say back in January that the game after the prototype test was at about 50% finished as far as development goes.
So I want to imagine that the fact that they hasn't shown it again is for the same reason as with the rest of the Square Enix games. They show us a first trailer early and don't show it again until a year or less away from release.
So having been the prototype test this January, not even the beta, I would start to worry if by the end of winter we still don't know anything.
But you have to think that they might be taking so long for good reasons like maybe they want it to be a game with global release and updates this time, not like UX, and this means translating everything and possibly dubbing. Or maybe they have decided to make the console/PC version as well.