Game director Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed that Kingdom Hearts III will indeed mark the return of the Gummi Ship.
“We can confirm that we do have Gummi Ships in Kingdom Hearts 3 because it is a numbered Kingdom Hearts title,” Nomura confirmed to IGN at D23 Expo. “You can expect that to show up, but it has evolved. We can’t say how it has evolved, it’s a secret, but Gummi Ships will be in Kingdom Hearts III.”
Gummi Ships were featured in both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. It was one of the more criticized aspects of original game, so a few changes were made in the sequel, and it looks like Square Enix is going to continue to evolve the Gummi Ship system in the series’ third main installment.