It’s officially the end of an era as Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto has announced he is retiring after a 28 year stint with the company. Hashimoto said:
“Thank you for all your hard work, everyone,” Hashimoto said in a tweet. “As of today, May 31, I have retired. Thank you to everyone who everyone who helped me out across the board during my time in office. From now on, I would like to give Square Enix my support as its biggest fan. Thank you so much.”
Hashimoto started his career with Square Enix (then Squaresoft) back in 1994 working on the original Front Mission game. Many in modern times know him as the Executive Producer of Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and the DS port of Chrono Trigger.