Rumor Patrol: Is Kingdom Hearts 3 Dropping Xbox One?

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The listing for Kingdom Hearts 3 has disappeared from the Xbox Japan website, causing speculation that the upcoming RPG will now be a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

Ever since Kingdom Hearts 3 was officially announced at for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at E3 2013, fans everywhere have been patiently waiting for the long-gestating game to finally come out. While not much news in the way of release dates, story lines, or gameplay footage have been released since the game's announcement, confirmation of the title's multi-console availability has recently been subject to speculation due to the Kingdom Hearts 3 listing - or lack thereof - on the Xbox Japan website.

When searching for the Kingdom Hearts 3 listing on the Xbox Japan website, gamers will find that the page has disappeared, fueling speculation that the long-awaited title may not coming to the Xbox One and will in fact be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. However, all this speculation should be taken with a big grain of salt as when one looks up the game on the official Square Enix website, it is still listed as being available for Xbox One.

In addition to the Square Enix website, the Microsoft Store is still allowing players to pre-order Kingdom Hearts 3, further debunking the PlayStation 4 exclusivity rumor. At the time of writing, Square Enix have yet to comment on this rumor.

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Of course, the lack of an Xbox One listing could simply be the result of a technical glitch, but having said that, Xbox One owners shouldn't be too surprised should the rumors surrounding Kingdom Hearts 3's PlayStation 4 exclusivity turn out to be true. All previous Kingdom Hearts titles have never made the leap to Xbox, including the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

As for what we do know about Kingdom Hearts 3, Square Enix has confirmed that the upcoming RPG will not contain any worlds from the Final Fantasy series, and director Tetsuya Nomura has revealed that the game will finally conclude the "Dark Seeker" storyline.

Given that the game appears to be far from release, far-fetched rumors will continue to surround the title, such as the possibility of a PlayStation 3 release. Until Square Enix confirms or denies this PlayStation 4 exclusivity rumor - or any rumor for that matter - all Kingdom Heart 3 speculation should be taken with a grain of salt.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is currently without an official release date, but it is expected to launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Source: Xbox Japan (via iTechPost), Square Enix, Microsoft Store

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