Uematsu is hopeful he will make a full recovery.
On his blog, Uematsu says that he is taking the rest of the year off to recover properly from an unnamed disease, and is hopeful he will make a full recovery.
Uematsu joined Square in 1985, where he composed the music to the majority of Final Fantasy titles, Chrono Trigger, Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, alongside a wealth of others. He left Square in 2004 to form his own production studio – Smile Please – but continues to work for the company on a freelance basis. He is reportedly working on the music for the Final Fantasy VII remake.
In 2014, we interviewed Uematsu on the highs and lows of 20 years of Final Fantasy soundtracks.
Lucy O’Brien is Games & Entertainment Editor at Tech’s Sydney office. Follow her on Twitter.