Aside from spoilers and other updates, Final Fantasy XV has another big and heartbreaking news before its scheduled November release. The news was about Yusuke Naora's departure from Square Enix.
Those who are not familiar with Naora will surely be familiar with all his work as they are more well-known than his name. Naora is, of course, the art director behind the Final Fantasy series. Naora will be leaving Square Enix after finishing FFXV and after 24 years of collaboration with the company.
Naora announced his departure on his official Twitter account which was translated by Nova Crystallis. The tweet said that "after 24 years working at Square Enix, Yusuke Naora (Art director for FFXV and more) has left the company on September 30th."
Naora started to get involved with the Final Fantasy series in 1994 during its sixth installation, FFVI. He started as the project's field graphic designer. All in all, the art designer has worked in a total of 11 Final Fantasy projects. With his departure, a lot of fans have honored and thanked him for the work he had done.
Nothing has really been revealed as to the reason why Naora is leaving Square Enix. However, a tweet revealed that Naora will continue to work with Square enix but as an independent rather than an employee of the company.
"Regrets the delay, but he is still happy. Yusuke Naora will continue to work independently and create illustrations and designs for SE," the tweet said.
Meanwhile, Final Fantasy XV will be launched on the PlayStation 4 and XBox One consoles on November 11. It is also announced that it will be one of the games that will receive enhancement with the release of PlayStation 4 PRO, a more powerful version of the PS4 which will also be released in November with a $400 price tag.