The scenario writer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, as well as the writer for FFVIII and FFX, Kazushige Nojima, has been getting harassed on Twitter, and now he is putting his foot down.
The writer says he will no longer talk about his new or upcoming games on social media.
On January 16th, 2022, Nojima posted a tweet saying that he thinks his personal remarks could negatively affect products and fans’ enjoyment, and as such has decided to no longer discuss the games he’s working on with fans online.
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— Kazushige Nojima (@sgwr1) January 16, 2022
“I can’t help but think that my personal remarks could undermine the value of the product and the enjoyment of the fans, not only in the work that is currently underway but also in the post-launch ones. As a result, I now think that it is appropriate not to speak silently. As a personal way of dealing with Twitter before confidentiality.”
He has also clarified that he is still going to be using Twitter, but only to upload photos of guinea pigs. But for games like Final Fantasy VII Remake, he’s out.
There seems to be a slight misunderstanding, so I’ll add to it. I’m not going to stop using Twitter. I will continue to upload photos of guinea pigs. But I’m going to stop talking about specific games I’m a part of, such as FF7R. https://t.co/ND3GTyx5xk
— Kazushige Nojima (@sgwr1) January 17, 2022
It is sad that Nojima feels this way however if he thinks this is for the best then we support his choices. Several replies to these tweets from Final Fantasy fans have likewise spoken in support of Nojima and thanked him for his work on the series.
Here! I don’t have guinea pigs, but I have a cat, her name is Tifa!
So thank you for your work and for your tweets about your life, it’s interesting to watch your hobbies! We are also interested in your posts about projects, but we will accept if you dont want to talk about them pic.twitter.com/i1WcLA2oky
— strawderryst | COMMISSIONS CLOSED (@StrawderryST) January 17, 2022
Even though we won’t speak of it here no more, please know we really appreciate your work Nojima-san.
FF7 changed so many lives for the better and keeps on doing so with FF7R.
Don’t let a few bad apples distract you from all the people who love this game a lot 🙌🏾
— Alex Moukala (@alex_moukala) January 17, 2022
Nojima-san, I’m very saddened by this news, but I understand. Just letting you know again, we all love & appreciate you and your work. I’m very excited to see more images of the guinea pigs regardless 💖
— my living legacy (@drakorha) January 17, 2022
Nojima’s latest work, Final Fantasy VII Remake is available for PS4 and PS5.
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