My thoughts exactly. Tetsuya Nomura is LITERALLY Square Enix's Hideo Kojima. A VERY GOOD AND BRILLIANT ideas man that can developer an AWESOME gameplay experience, and stories that span various characters. Kojima's brilliance is cinematic experiences and pushing the industry forward, while Nomura has a creativity power like no other.Nomura needs co-directors. He’s a good ideas man (in small doses) so he does need someone on the ground to remain focused and progress things forward.
Hope this means they’re tightening down on everything and are funnelling towards a release date.