Kingdom Hearts IV will reportedly feature much better visuals, including improved lighting and general detail, whenever it actually comes out. Reported by Japanese outlet Famitsu (via VGC), the game's announcement trailer was running in Unreal Engine 4. However, the title will be upgraded to the newly released Unreal Engine 5 by the time of launch.
"The full game will be made with Unreal Engine 5, and the quality of lighting and detail will be several levels higher," the website said following the Kingdom Hearts 20th-anniversary event. Famitsu goes on to say development is being led by the Kingdom Hearts III team at Square Enix's Osaka studio, with co-director Yasushi Yasue leading.
The outlet also seems to suggest Kingdom Hearts IV won't be part of any summer gaming events in June, although this seems to be more speculation on its behalf instead of a confirmed detail from Square Enix. E3 2022, at least, has been cancelled in its entirety.
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