Vagrant Story producer Yasumi Matsuno leaving Level-5 to take a break from the industry

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Vagrant Story and Tactics Ogre producer Yasumi Matsuno has revealed he intends to leave Level-5 next month, just 17 months after joining the developer and publisher, to take a break from the videogame industry.

In a tweet translated by Gematsu, Matsuno explained that he has decided to leave due to personal reasons now that 3DSWare game Crimson Shroud is complete. He didn’t give any indication how long that break would be, or even if he intends to return.

Along with Vagrant Story and Tactics Ogre, Matsuno also worked on Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance during his time at Square, prior to which he created the Ogre Battle series at developer Quest.