Final Fantasy XI’s game director is leaving the title

    
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Final Fantasy XI’s game director is leaving the title

The development of Final Fantasy XI is more about maintenance than completely new lands, but the person in charge of the game is still important to fans. So it’s understandable if you’re sad over the news that game director Mizuki Ito will be leaving the game at the end of the month, moving on to another project within Square-Enix. Ito has been working on the project for the past fifteen years and has served as director for the past five.

Ito will be replaced by current assistant director Yoji Fugito. Producer Akihiko Matsui remains in his role and offered his thanks to Ito for his dedication and work with the project in an open letter to the game’s community. Matsui also restated that the game’s “minor” updates will continue and that the game is meant to still be an enjoyable haven for players for years to come.

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KidWithKnife
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KidWithKnife

It’s really sweet how committed they seem to be to keeping the game going. It’s just nice. We could do with more niceness in the MMO world.

Dope_Danny
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Dope_Danny

Its sad but XI is really winding down so i cant blame him, god knows after the XIV basically being the subscription mmo second place to WoW has SE wondering what other online games they could be putting out and they will need staff for that with experience.

thatchefdude
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thatchefdude

FFXI goes into maintenance mode, receives more monthly patches and updates than WoW…..

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Nothing wrong with moving one. FF XI is one of SE’s most profitable game. That’s a nice thing to have on your resume.