Hideo Baba departs Square Enix's Studio Istolia

Studio Istolia president Hideo Baba has left the Square Enix Group as of the end of March, per an official statement today. The offshoot studio was in the throes of developing Project Prelude Rune, which is revealed last year as a RPG for PlayStation 4 using the Unreal engine.

While there’s no word on the fate of the project and Studio Istolia, Baba stated he would support the team from background.


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