Final Fantasy XV Art Director Yusuke Naora Leaves Square Enix
Yusuke Naora has worked on Final Fantasy for over two decades, taking the helm as Art Director of the series as far back as Final Fantasy VI and as recently as Final Fantasy XV. Naora's history spans some of the most memorable moments in the franchise's history. Unfortunately, it seems the time has come for the two to part ways.
Yesterday Naora announced via his Twitter in Japanese that his last day at Square Enix was September 30. A few hours ago, Naora posted a few tweets in English detailing his departure.
As of 30th September, I resigned Square Enix, the company I worked for 24 years.— 直良有祐 naora yusuke (@NaoraYusuke) October 1, 2016
@NaoraYusuke Even after my resignation, I will continue illustration and design works with Square Enix,— 直良有祐 naora yusuke (@NaoraYusuke) October 1, 2016
Naora also mentions that before he left, he had the chance to see Final Fantasy XV's ending. "It was my last work, and it became the greatest ending," said Naora on Twitter. "Everybody did fantastic! It was the finest work."
Naora also mentioned that he's also looking to begin work on a new venture.
@NaoraYusuke and I also want to try out much new opportunity, so I wish you can still support me.
— 直良有祐 naora yusuke (@NaoraYusuke) October 1, 2016
You can watch our video interview with Naora on his career with Square Enix below.
I've fallen off Final Fantasy In recent years, but Naora worked on my favorite Final Fantasy (X), so I'm sad to see him go. Here's hoping whatever new venture he's pursuing ends up working out.