Hidetaka Suehiro, better known by his moniker Swery, has left Access Games, the Japanese game studio he founded in 2002.
Suehiro is best known as the director of Deadly Premonition, but also worked on The Last Blade, Spy Fiction and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die.
In November, Suehiro announced he would be taking time away from games development to recover from reactive hypoglycemia, a medical condition where blood sugar levels can reach dangerously low levels.
Swery announced he is taking time away from games to focus on recovering from reactive hypoglycemia in a blog post in November last year. Reactive hypoglycemia is a condition where blood sugar levels can become dangerously low.
Although a lot of the questions around Suehiro's departure are now asking if his health was a reason for his departure, Suehiro tweeted: "Day 360, Unfortunately I retired from Access Games after all. However Don't worry, because my health condition is getting be fine. Love you!"
There's no information yet on what this departure means for the future of his episodic graphic adventure game D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die or what Suehiro will do next now he's left Access Games, but we'll bring you more information as we get it.