View Full Version : Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile producer Yoshinori Yamagishi leaves Square Enix

04-02-2017, 02:31 AM
So many people left Square Enix -- are they heading to Bandai Namco to work on Tales series? Much like Hideo Baba joined Square Enix?


Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile producer Yoshinori Yamagishi leaves Square Enix -- Yamagishi hopes to make a new game at another company.

Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile series producer Yoshinori Yamagishi has left Square Enix, the developer announced on Twitter.

“It’s sudden, but I’ve resigned from Square Enix as of March 31,” Yamagishi said in a tweet. “Therefore, I’ve also retired as producer of Valkyrie Anatomia. I hope to make a new game at a another company in the future, so please remember me again when that time comes. It’s an announcement on April 1 so… whether or not you believe it is up to you.”

During his time at Square Enix, Yamagichi was the producer of every title in the Star Ocean series, excluding Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness and the smartphone game Star Ocean: Anamnesis, the producer of every Valkyrie Project game, a,dnt he producer on a variety of other titles including Grandia Extreme, Radiata Stories, Soul Eater: Monotone Princess, MindJack, and Shinsei no Grand Union.


04-02-2017, 03:42 AM
They went as far as they could go in their respective former company.

Wouldn't be surprised if all these talent ends banding together and form their own studio.