By David Fernandes / September 19th, 2018
Nobuo Uematsu, the composer behind a plethora of JRPGs including many entries of the Final Fantasy franchise, has recently announced on his blog that he will be ceasing his current work due to health concerns. You can read his statement down below.
To My Dearest Fans,
Since the establishment of Dog Ear Records, I have found myself blessed with countless opportunities. From composing new works to holding concerts around the world, my days have been hectic, yet fulfilling. The resulting fatigue, however, has finally caught up with me, and I find it mentally and physically difficult to go on at my current pace. After giving serious consideration to all options, I have decided to take an extended leave of absence and give my mind and body the time they need to properly mend. If I am to return, I want to do so in full health. Do not worry. Once I’ve made a full recovery, I’ll be back doing what I do best.
My current plan is to rest for the remainder of the year, and while I cannot commit to a method or time frame for my return, I’m very hopeful.
I deeply apologize for the burden this decision places upon both my fans and my clients, and hope that you can understand and support the path I have chosen.
I thank you all for your continued support and only ask that you are patient until I’m on my feet once again!
It is unknown if this will affect any of his work regarding the remake of Final Fantasy VII as it was announced that he would compose for the game like he did for the original title released back in 1997. We at Operation Rainfall, wish him all the best and hope for the future.