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Final Fantasy producer leaves Square due to major illness

6/24/12 3:00pm

Square Enix producer Hiromichi Tanaka, who has worked Final Fantasy XI and such classic titles as Final Fantasy 1-3, Xenogears, and Chrono Cross, announced during the second day of Vana Fest that he is leaving the company. The reason behind this decision, isn’t a happy one.

Tanaka told Famitsu the main reason he has decided to leave the company is because his health is beginning to decline due to a major illness, which understandably he didn’t feel comfortable enough to get into specifics about.

However, there is a bit of a silver lining within this very dark cloud. Tanaka says that despite his illness, he is going to continue working to fulfil his dream of creating his own games.

We here at ScrewAttack would like wish Mr. Tanaka the very best, as he fights his illness and takes on this new creative venture.

Take care of yourself sir. 

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