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Dragon Quest Builders director leaves Square Enix

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 proved to be a hit with fans and successfully built on the previous game. It will come as a blow to fans of the series to learn that the Dragon Quest Builders series director Kazuya Niinou is leaving Square Enix. Mr. Niinou explained his reason for leaving the company and hopes to share his future plans with fans next week. Here’s what Mr. Niinou had to say and he also reassured fans that he will continue to watch over Dragon Quest Builders 2.

“An announcement. With development on Builders 2 completed, I have left Square Enix. To Naoki Yoshida, Noriyoshi Fujimoto, Takuma Shiraishi, all of my colleagues, and everyone who enjoyed the games I made, thank you so much! I truly appreciate your support.”

“I have been at Square Enix for about seven years now (my longest yet!). I felt a little burned out with Builders 2 and wanted to try out a development cycle different from Square Enix, so I set out for a new development environment.”

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2 comments

  1. Another director leaving Squeenix? First FFXV’s Hajime Tabata & now this guy! Of course, for FFXV, it didn’t work in the favor of the game or the people that bought it. (Really wanted the Lunafreya & Aranea episodes… The Noctis one with an alternate ending would have been great, too.)

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