Despite the "three" at the end of the title, Kingdom Hearts 3 will not be the final installment in the series — mostly because Tetsuya Nomura rejects the description of Kingdom Hearts as a "trilogy."
Speaking with the LA Times, series creator Tetsuya Nomura explained that while the battles between the characters that have been fighting for the past 10 years will come to an end, the series will continue. Nomura's words echo what he said back in June: this will be the last game to include Organization XIII as KH3 will wrap up the Master Xehanort Saga.
"There was never a plan," he told LA Times. "As a core game, this is finally the third, and 10 years have passed. I couldn’t call this a trilogy.
"There have been so many spinoffs. In ‘Kingdom Hearts 3,’ the battles that the characters have been fighting for the past 10 years will come to a conclusion. That is the plan," he continued. "But the series will continue. Only the particular enemy they have been fighting the past 10 years will come to an end."
Kingdom Hearts 3 still doesn't have a release date, but it will eventually be available for both PS4 and Xbox One