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

By   /   1 year ago

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.

Saqib is our leading news editor with his posts helping to make up the brunt of our daily news posts. He's a PC gamer at heart, and his favorite game is Diablo II.

Hot Right Now

Best Gaming Moments

Best Gaming Moments Ep 2: The Grim Reaper, TED vs Darth Vader, Skywalk…

We are back with another episode of "Best Gaming Moments." Today, we have some more videos for you...

by   /   24 hours ago
The Last Guardian

How Xbox One and PS4 Exclusives Stack Up Against Each Other in 2016

Every year is a fresh start for the two giant console platforms who are constantly looking to...

by   /   3 days ago
Video games

Are Most Videogames Disappointing Due to Marketing Hype and Expectatio…

Just as the videogames industry got furnished with newer technology, three things that have...

by   /   3 days ago
Black Ops 3 Multiplayer

Videogames Could Be Predicting Future Warfare More Accurately Than Man…

Metal Gear Solid, Deus Ex, Titanfall, Crysis, Call of Duty: Black Ops III. All of these games have...

by   /   3 days ago
Final Fantasy

Top Five Most Milked Video Game Franchises of All Time

Innovation, creativity and fresh ideas are found in abundance in the gaming industry. Developers...

by   /   3 days ago
XCOM 2 Review

XCOM 2 Review – Classic in its Own Right, Simply Exemplary

You spread your team of 5 wide across the initially visible map, the long-ranged Sharpshooter...

by   /   6 days ago
Xbox One PS4

10 Confessions of PS4 Owners After Purchasing an Xbox One

Ever since its release back in 2013, Sony's PS4 has been ahead of Xbox One by a large margin....

by   /   7 days ago
Cosplay Johanna from Heroes of the Storm

Top Cosplays of the Week: Geralt and Yennefer, Johanna from HotS, Mast…

Top Cosplays is our new series in which we will be covering some of the best and latest cosplays...

by   /   7 days ago
Darth Vader-

Best Gaming Moments Ep 1: Black Ops Massacre, One Handed Player, Deadp…

The week has come to an end, it was a hectic week as we covered lots of great news stories. We...

by   /   7 days ago