Veteran character designer Akihiko Yoshida, known best for his work on games including Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy Tactics and the recent Bravely Default titles, has left Square Enix after having worked with the games company since 1995.
Yoshida confirmed his leave from Square Enix in an artbook released today called "The Art of Bravely," which shipped with copies of Bravely Default: For the Sequel today in Japan, Siliconera reports.
The note, which can be seen above, translates to: "This is a personal message of mine, but I'd like to say thank you for all the support these past 18 years. I have decided to leave Square Enix, but I believe our relationship will continue going on. And as long as I'm needed [laughs,] I will continue working on the Bravely Default series. Thank you for your continued support.
Bravely Default main character designer & lead artist,