Tetsuya Nomura Leaves Final Fantasy XV to Focus on Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III

Square Enix has announced that longtime Final Fantasy XV’s director Tetsuya Nomura will be stepping down as director of the game while Hajime Tabata serve as the new director for the game.

The departure will enable Tetsuya Nomura to work on his projects, namely Kingdom Hearts III.

Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said this in a press release excerpt:

“Hereafter, [Nomura] will be focusing his efforts on the production of titles that can only be made possible by Nomura, himself, and delivering products that exceed the quality of past titles, starting with another one of his representative projects, Kingdom Hearts III. Square Enix will continue to work on these titles with the best staff formation in an effort to deliver them to everyone as soon as possible and appreciates your continued support.”

Source: Game Informer