"To Everyone Watching the Program,
Hello, this is Tabata.
It’s almost going to be 2 whole years since the release of FFXV. I honestly believe the reason we were able to get this far is because of all you loyal fans. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Today, I have a personal announcement to make to all of you. I, Hajime Tabata, will be resigning from Luminous Productions and the Square Enix Group as of October 31, 2018.
I was able to gain so much experience with my time at Square Enix. Every title I was able to be a part of means a lot to me. However, FFXV stood out from that group as it was a special project for me which I went all-in.
Therefore, I decided to take this opportunity to officially announce my departure from FFXV to all the fans who have supported the title across the globe.
In regards to my next endeavors and near future, I have a project that I truly wish to solidify as my next challenge after FFXV. For that reason, I have decided to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal.
As production of Episode Ardyn continues and Luminous Productions works on new projects, I felt that it was time for me to hand over the torch to the next generation group of talented and trustworthy colleagues and believe that they will create something amazing.
From this day on, I will cheer on and support Square Enix and Luminous Productions together with all you fans.
I would like to thank everyone who continue to support FFXV and those who have also supported myself personally.
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Tabata is gone so what is going to happen to FF7-R? We don't know looks like Nomura is still there good or bad? I myself have blank feelings for Nomura some people like him some people dislike him.
So another shift in SE Tabata is gone now what is going on?
As a Final Fantasy fan I feel it the change is coming.
We know that Tabata and Nomura could not agree on anything so is this good or bad?
With Tabata gone is that good for SE? or bad? And who will replace him for the Final Fantasy 7 remake game?
And if you have twitter what do you think of this? I myself is O_O
I'm just worried about FF7-R that's all this might help SE in a odd way maybe or it might not what do you think?