Many know Arc System Works for their top-notch fighting game. With titles like BlazBlue, Guilty Gear and Dragonball FighterZ under their belt, the Japanese company has had a positive resurgence on FGC thanks to Guilty Gear: Strive. With the whole team’s focus on improving the title, it seems things for BlazBlue are currently looking a bit bleak.
Earlier today, Toshimich Mori, the serious creator of BlazBlue wrote on his social media about his departure from the company. Mori-san specifically gave no reason for the departure but thanked the fans and staff for their support. Mori-san also indicated that he plans to continue working in the industry at some other place.
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The letter by Mori-san reads (via VGC):
“I, Toshimichi Mori, have left Arc System Works after many years of service. Having been involved in developing Guilty Gear X at a company called Pickpak, I joined Arc System Works. After developing numerous fighting games, I was able to develop my masterpiece, BlazBlue, and have had the opportunity to have relationships with many users.”
“The many experiences I have had over the past 20 years since joining Arc System Works are the treasures of my life. I can only express my gratitude to the Arc System Works staff, the people who have helped me, and the users who have supported me. Thank you so, so much.”
Mori-san joined Arc System Works in 2003 and helped in the Guilty Gear fighting games. Later, he produced and designed the BlazBlue series.
The last BlazBlue title by Arc System Works was 2017’s BlazBlue Centralfiction. Later on, the fanbase received a crossover title BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle in 2019. Hopefully, the series will see another resurgence soon.