Sad news today for fans of the Dragon Quest series as Ryutaro Ichimura, head producer of the long-running Dragon Quest franchise, announced on Twitter that he has decided to leave the development powerhouse, Square Enix. Mr. Ichimura says he feels the time is right in his life to step away from the beloved Dragon Quest series and challenge himself. It’s unclear what’s next for Ryutaro Ichimura, but whatever it is we wish him the best.
“I started counting how many more games I could make in my life. Especially now, when it takes three to four years to make a game, “we have to carefully consider every title we make. Once I can reset and reflect, I would like to leave this blessed environment and explore what can be done if I dare to push myself into a higher risk environment.”
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