@Kanji Really? The guy has done a lot in his time (it's even hard to believe that The Spirits Within was nine years ago), I can understand his desire to resign. He deserves it imo, without him, a lot of people would be either out of business or just stumped for ideas on building a successful franchise.
It's just kind of hard to swallow for me, from a purely subjective vantage: the idea that he'd disappear from the scene at a time like this. I guess I wouldn't be against him deserving it, but I always picture great devs like Saks going out with a big bang. The Last Story looks fantastic, but doesn't really evoke any epic farewell vibes that I'd expect from a guy like this. Can't really explain it I guess, basically HE CANT BE DONE YET (good to know he isn't, nice save Nels)