Hiromichi Tanaka leaves Square Enix

Producer's ill health behind the departure.

Final Fantasy XI producer Hiromichi Tanaka will be departing Square Enix, he announced at Vana Fest 2012.

Citing ill health, Tanaka will finish work after the event, which took place this weekend.

As well as his work on the massively multiplayer games Final Fantasy XI and XIV, the producer also worked on Final Fantasy I, II and III – as well as contributing to Xenogears and Chrono Cross.

Akihiko Matsui, battle planner for Final Fantasy XIV, is set to take over Tanaka’s position on Final Fantasy XI. He will work on both titles simultaneously.

Pictures of Tanaka at the event can be seen on Famitsu’s website.

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