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Shaunodon said:
shikamaru317 said:

I'm doubtful of that. People hold those first 4 years (2006-2010) against Nomura, but you can't really do that, Square had him working on multiple other games during that timeframe (including directing all of the KH handheld games) and they were also waiting on technology to catch up to his plan for the game. Fact is, by 2010 he had finished the story and character designs, and by the time the 2011 trailer released the game was finally in active development and 25% completed with a scheduled release on PS3 in 2014.  We would have long since already gotten Nomura's Versus 13 had Yoichi Wada not made the decision to turn it into 15 and restart development for PS4/XB1. Now, the main difference is, Nomura's 13 was seemingly intended to have sequels, so we might still be waiting on the 2nd game in the series, since KH3 probably would have been prioritized first. 

The fact that you have to rely on all these bits of hearsay and empty assurances that they had a plan, doesn't help convince me they were actually going anywhere. Really only hammers home the point, and helps me understand why Square Enix felt they had no choice but to hand it to a different lead and team.
If Nomura cared enough and actually had a clue where he was going with the project, he probably could've convinced them otherwise. But someone who bursts into work one morning with an epiphany of turning their JRPG into a musical, probably doesn't lend much hope to investors.

Its common knowledge that nomura versus teams were assigned by SE on main line XIII entries during PS3 era. As Versus 13 was not the mainline entry and was too dark and voilent to be a mainline entry hence he was asked to brighten up the game so it could get a wider release, hence it was during this time Nomura floated the idea of making XV a musical as the concept was heavily inspired by Shakespear Romeo and juliet, but the idea was quickly shot down by his team and SE, In process of making it less dark Nomura pitched various stage reboots which would have set them back even further, Hence SE made tabata the incharge.. the only thing Tabata did was cut down the story to make a shorter narrative for a single game, in process ruining the game.

So only if SE didn't force Versus on to main line entry we would have had nomura's game in the same year as tabata and preparing for the sequel.