Komaeda and Hinata's relationship is extremely complicated and important in sdr2 but dr3 has basically retconned everything so literally none of Hinata's relationships other than Nanami have any relevance. Like in future arc we don't even see him with the other survivors because they just aren't important enough. In the narrative dr3 has crafted it wouldn't make any sense in dr3 for their relationship to get closure when they don't have any focus in this particular story.
^ Yes! This exactly! This is why everyone is mad about no komahina in despair arc, because it doesn’t give them build up to interact in Hope, and anyone who thinks they are still going to interact or have closure with this arc are pretty…optimistic? Very optimistic, I wish I could have your hope.
I mean, they might still, but it would feel a bit off, seeing as how they didn’t have any build up for it within the dr3 story.