Final Fantasy XV’s Lead Programmer Kentaro Yasui Leaves Square Enix

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Kentaro Yasui, the lead programmer for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV title is being reported to have had left Square Enix.

There has been no official announcement made by the studio yet. Hence, it’s unknown as to why Yasui left and if his departure will have any major impact on the game’s development.

Earlier today Kentaro Yasui’s name was spotted on a listing for an outside project called Chaos Centurions. The upcoming mobile game is being produced by Oriflamme, a new developer led by another Final Fantasy alumni Ryuji Ikeda. Additionally a trailer for the title mentions Kentaro Yasui as part of the team, suggesting his departure from Square Enix.

Nova Crystallis, who broke the story first, claims that a “private source close to Square Enix Japan has confirmed that Kentaro Yasui has indeed left.”

Yasui is also known for his contributions to the Kingdom Hearts franchise, and no doubt the Final Fantasy XV team will miss his expertise. However, for such a AAA title, it’s seldom that the exit of a single developer leaves a scar on the game’s development.

Final Fantasy XV is expected to release in late 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game was announced last year but have yet to be showcased in any major gaming event since then.

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