FFXIII composer leaves Square Enix

Wednesday, 20th January 2010 10:13 GMT By Johnny Cullen


According to a report from SE Music Online (via, Final Fantasy XIII composer Masashi Hamauzu has left Square Enix.

Hamauzu is merely the latest departure from the company’s sound team. Two other composers left recently, with more to leave in the coming months.

His exit is the biggest from the department since Nobuo Uematsu left the company nearly six years ago.

Hamauzu’s soundtrack for FFXIII doesn’t release in Japan until the end of the month, but its received rave reviews after the game’s release in Japan in December.

Outside of FFXIII, he’s also composed music for other Square Enix games like Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus and Sigma Harmonics as well as more.

Good luck to him, whatever he does next.

Final Fantasy XIII releases in the west on March 9 for PS3 and 360.



  1. Blerk

    Full-on Leona Lewis soundtracks for all Squenix games from this point on!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    /stabs self in ears

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    God help us all…

    Seriously though, his soundtrack for the game is amazing, innit.

    It really is.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. zoopdeloop

    Uematsu’s work is so much better than Hamauzu’s…but still he is a good composer and it seems like one by one they are leaving SE
    Seems like SE is slowly taking the downfall

    #4 5 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    Soon SE will have nothing left.

    Maybe then they could hire Bethseda to do a FF game!

    #5 5 years ago

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