Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts Veteran Shinji Hashimoto Has Retired From Square Enix After 27 Years

Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts Veteran Shinji Hashimoto Has Retired From Square Enix After 27 Years

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Richard Walker

Serving as producer on  the Final Fantasy series and Kingdom Hearts games, Shinji Hashimoto has retired from Square Enix after almost 30 years with the company, during which time he worked as Brand Manager for Final Fantasy, Executive Officer on the board of directors, and Head of Business Division 3.

Joining Square Enix in 1995, Hashimoto worked on almost every entry in the Final Fantasy series since, and also contributed to the inception of the popular Kingdom Hearts franchise. Hashimoto called it a day at Square Enix yesterday, after 27 years with the company.

“Thank you everyone,” Hashimoto declared in a farewell message on Twitter. “I will retire on May 31st (Tuesday) today. During my tenure, I am very grateful to all of you in various fields. From now on, I would like to support you as a SQUARE ENIX fan. I'm really thankful to you.”

Square Enix is teasing Final Fantasy news for Summer Game Fest 2022 next week, which we're hoping will be the long-awaited confirmation of Final Fantasy VII Remake for Xbox. Please. Pretty please.

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  • I wonder if he was seeing the writing on the wall with the poor decision-making done by Square Enix as of late, and decided it a good time to depart from them.
  • 27 years. Not bad. Thank you!
  • For a guy who loves both FF and KH all I can say is thx for the wonderful memories of playing both series!!!
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