Could be. Another alternative would be: Episodes on PS4 and XBO, then a complete version for XBNext, PS5 and PC. Though I don't think they'll ignore the PC this time for the launch release - probably there'll be a PC version right off the bat, but digital only.
The clickbait lmao, that was just a joke from Kitase.
"Kitase then signs us off by making the joke previously mentioned in the thread, saying he wishes to keep on polishing up the game for the 35th anniversary, to which they all laugh and Hamaguchi responds objectingly "Hey that's a long ways off!"
He then however, also goes on to say that a lot is hanging on the next (presumably big) event, and that they're hoping to show off (the game) by then."
I am definitely not anticipating a release window of this year. If they did announce that, I would be immensely worried about the game's quality. Especially if rumors are to be believed regarding its tumultuous development cycle.
Hm. Interesting. The possbility of a trailer @ E3 has increased. I still expect something either at TGS or Jump Festa instead, however. Or maybe an infamous Square-Enix "fan event". It just makes more sense to showcase this closer to its actual release. Which is looking like 2019 from all the rumors and evidence.