'Final Fantasy XV' Release Date, Latest News & Update: Square Enix Art Director Leaves After 24 Years; Will the Title Be Further Delayed?

By Dannel Picaccio Camille Perez Lozano , Updated Oct 03, 2016 04:24 AM EDT

"Final Fantasy XV" is still not drawing near, but as of the moment, the latest news for the title may not typically revolve around the game itself. It was reported that one of the main pillars of the game's creation has left the jurisdiction of Square Enix.

Some fans may see that creating a title as extravagant as "Final Fantasy XV" could be fairly difficult, and such has been the life-long career of a certain veteran in the field. After many years, the curtains may be drawing a closure for Yusuke Naora, the art director of many Square Enix works.

According to PlayStation Lifestyle, Naora can be recalled by many fans of the entire franchise as the one responsible for the fabricating of many FF titles in the past 24 years and the upcoming "Final Fantasy XV," ranging from graphic designing, art supervision and art direction. A recent social media message which pertained to the said resignation was deciphered to make the announcement official.

As per Game Spot, September 30, 2016 marks the last day of Naora as the art director for "Final Fantasy XV," in which Nova Crystallis generously translated. This may be sad news to some, but the reason behind such exit is one that some can consider valid.

It was said that after the decision to leave Square Enix, Naora will still be lending his skills to the company but under an independent jurisdiction, particularly for designs and illustrations. This could either be before, during or after "Final Fantasy XV."

For those curious, the said action has not changed nor delayed "Final Fantasy XV" further. Originally slated last month, the upcoming Square Enix title is now scheduled for a November 29, 2016, with multiple details slowly unfolding as the days go by.

Fans can also rest assured that "Final Fantasy XV" will be made for the PlayStation 4 Pro, which is sure to enhance the gaming experience. Stay posted for more gaming updates and news here at Gamenguide.

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