Kazuya Niinou, director of the excellent Dragon Quest Builders 2, has officially announced that he has separated from Square-Enix, a company he has served for the past seven years.
During his career spent at Square-Enix, the Japanese author gave his contribution as assistant director of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and later, as mentioned, as director for Dragon Quest Builders 2, which is around 30 days after its launch, it was able to reach the satisfactory result of 1 million copies sold in the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch formats.
Underlying this decision, as evidenced by the tweets published by Niinou himself, is the stress accumulated during the development of the creative sandbox. The author, therefore, declared that he wanted to distance himself from the environments and working rhythms of a large company like Square-Enix. In the meantime, however, the publisher will be able to continue to count on Niinou’s support, which will continue its work of “supervision” of Dragon Quest Builders 2 and external consultancy on behalf of Square-Enix. This – he pointed out – does not mean, however, that DLCs or particularly important updates on the horizon for the game are currently planned.
Recall that Dragon Quest Builders 2 is now available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.