Yet another veteran producer has decided to leave Konami's ranks.

Konami's longtime producer Tak Fujii has announced his departure from Konami after putting in two decades of service, Eurogamer reports. Fujii has mainly played the background when it comes to Konami's activities over the years, but is known for his presentation of Ninety-Nine Nights 2 at E3 2010. Recently diagnosed with cancer, Fujii reassured the gaming community that he is not leaving Konami due to health concerns, as he intends to work freelance until he finds a new project.

A few months ago, we reported that Dave Cox left Konami. Like Fujii, Cox put in 17 years of experience producing games with Konami and recently decided to move on. Unfortunately, both Cox and Fujii didn't really explain their reasons as to why they were leaving, but if both experienced producers left within a few months of each other, some backstage politics may have been involved.

No matter what happens, we'll always respect Fujii for his decades of service at Konami and we'll keep you up-to-date on his next venture.

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