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Final Fantasy XV’s lead programmer Kentaro Yasui leaves Square Enix

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TheLyonKing647d ago

I hope he enjoys whatever he does next. This won't affect development of 15 as it's in full swing someone just steps up and becomes lead, it's just like any other business.

ShugaCane647d ago

Leaving the job of lead programmer of game as huge as this one to go work on a mobile game says a lot on both Square Enix and FFXV'state. It probably won't affect the development, but that news is still worrying in my opinion.

vishmarx647d ago

square enix is a whale and one employ less wont affect them. though this speaks volumes of the work environment surrounding ff xv and its delay.

TheLyonKing647d ago

He may not have enjoyed the stress of working at a huge organization, its why I quit my job and am now working for a smaller oil and gas group.

Like I said I wish him best, I am sure someone else will take the reins and do a fine job.

guitarded77647d ago

They have a deep team of programmers. Leads take all the input (no pun intended, I hate puns) from the team and together they make the necessary changes, or gameplan to accomplish the given job. TheLyonKing is right... they will probably promote from within the team and keep trucking. It's like trading a basketball player mid-season. It isn't necessarily good or bad. Only the development team knows how big or small the change is.

UltimateMaster647d ago

Delayed until PS7. lol.
Hope we get it this gen.

Aquariusgamer646d ago (Edited 646d ago )

Maybe he got mad about the tomb raider xbox deal and quit, hahaha!

aie havu to baiyu crapu exuboks to pray with mai western waifu???

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

/commits sudoku

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KwietStorm647d ago

Development of XV has been in "full swing" for how long now?

Irishguy95647d ago (Edited 647d ago )

2012? Since development on Ps4 began, was it not? Not that long anyhow.

Either way, main programmer leaving is huge. Any issues arise SE need him to come back in and fix them as another programmer stepping in can be a difficult task

Panthers647d ago

Even after the re-reveal and the renaming of this game, I still consider this vaporware. And I will until it is in my PS4

MuhammadJA647d ago

I can see it now. The game will be a flop to some people and they'll blame this lead programmer.

breakpad647d ago (Edited 647d ago )

i ve lost any hope for this game ..first it takes years to complete , from exclusive compromised and went multiplatform and now key developers go away ...Square became a crappy company ... sell the rights of FF VII to Sony at least so you dont screw up a possible remake

sssb647d ago

i think he sick of SE policy, project like FF Versus 13 or 15 toke 8 years and still not released this the biggest joke i ever heard. main programmer its impotent guy, he is the key of how games program should run.
wish good luck for that person.

Deadpool616647d ago

Kentaro Yasui was the main programmer for Kingdom Hearts/Kingdom Hearts II. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm...

That's a pretty big fish to lose Square Enix.

DEATHxTHExKIDx647d ago

I pray this game comes out within 2015. It is my most anticipated next gen game.

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