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Mandoric
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(05-21-2014, 10:22 AM)
Kadokawa is shuffling management... in a good way?

Originally Posted by http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/855/855570/

From Software announced the appointment of Mr. Hidetaka Miyazaki as president on May 21st.

Since joining From in 2004, Miyazaki's roles include stints as director of Armored Core For Answer and producer of Dark Souls.

Former president Naotoshi Jin will remain with the company in an advisory role..."

Bebpo
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(05-21-2014, 10:22 AM)
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Woah, sounds like a good thing!
takriel
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(05-21-2014, 10:22 AM)
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In Miyazaki we trust.
Nugg
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(05-21-2014, 10:22 AM)
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Praise the sun
Easy_D
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(05-21-2014, 10:22 AM)
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And thus ends his direct involvement in any and all dev projects.
Persona7
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(05-21-2014, 10:22 AM)
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Excellent.
Jimmyfenix
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(05-21-2014, 10:23 AM)
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This is BEASTLY news.
ZackieChan
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(05-21-2014, 10:23 AM)
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The real From Software begins here.
Jotamide
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(05-21-2014, 10:23 AM)
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YOU CONQUERED
Holykael1
(05-21-2014, 10:23 AM)
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So he became the Lord of Darkness finally.. Excellent this is all going according to plan.
dkoy
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(05-21-2014, 10:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Easy_D

And thus ends his direct involvement in any and all dev projects.

I'm a little worried about this as well. Can presidents have direct involvement in projects or is there some rule prohibiting them from doing so?
Bundy
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(05-21-2014, 10:25 AM)
Interesting.
He's good in what he does.
Don't know if he is good in "business things".
Qvoth
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(05-21-2014, 10:25 AM)
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rip beasts' souls
Mandoric
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(05-21-2014, 10:25 AM)

Originally Posted by Easy_D

And thus ends his direct involvement in any and all dev projects.

This isn't necessarily true - Jin has been deeply involved in several titles, including directing AC4.
maquiladora
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(05-21-2014, 10:25 AM)
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Started From the bottom...
GrimlÝck
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(05-21-2014, 10:26 AM)
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umbasa
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baby dolphin -> sun
it's the only way
(05-21-2014, 10:27 AM)
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Well, he's helped on some nice games, but I hope he knows how to run business.
SpinDasher
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(05-21-2014, 10:27 AM)
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I was scrolling on Twitter and read this title so wrong, lol.
K.Jack
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(05-21-2014, 10:27 AM)
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So will he start releasing Armored Core on PC? I can only hope.
Santiako
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(05-21-2014, 10:28 AM)
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Hopefully this doesn't keep him away from directing more games.
fwpx
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(05-21-2014, 10:28 AM)
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Try promotion and then Praise the Sun!
Eusis
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(05-21-2014, 10:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mandoric

This isn't necessarily true - Jin has been deeply involved in several titles, including directing AC4.

That's good to know then. That was my first worry as I'd want him as a game creator more than as a company president.
CriterionDog
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(05-21-2014, 10:29 AM)
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Praise the sun!
Drencrom
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(05-21-2014, 10:29 AM)
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Such a beast!
Acosta
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(05-21-2014, 10:29 AM)
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I hope that doesn't mean he won't direct anymore...

Originally Posted by Mandoric

This isn't necessarily true - Jin has been deeply involved in several titles, including directing AC4.

Awesome, thanks Mandoric. Great news and well deserved.
Ranger Taffles
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(05-21-2014, 10:30 AM)
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Great news. If he's put in top position it's definitely acknowledging the work he's been responsible for.
Leezard
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(05-21-2014, 10:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Santiako

Hopefully this doesn't keep him away from directing more games.

Agreed. It would be a shame.
thuway
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(05-21-2014, 10:31 AM)
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What a beastly move.
Asd202
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(05-21-2014, 10:32 AM)
So Beast Souls will be his last game? It could be amazing.
the_batman
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(05-21-2014, 10:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Easy_D

And thus ends his direct involvement in any and all dev projects.



have some faith
RangerX
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(05-21-2014, 10:33 AM)
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I'm sure he'll do an excellant job but I hope hes still involved with developing games.
sykoex
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(05-21-2014, 10:33 AM)
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Does this mean he won't be directly involved with development anymore?
Ashler
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(05-21-2014, 10:33 AM)
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This is... good news!
jaosobno
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(05-21-2014, 10:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by thuway

What a beastly move.

maomaoIYP
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(05-21-2014, 10:34 AM)
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Did the previous president turn hollow?
Triggerhappytel
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(05-21-2014, 10:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Easy_D

And thus ends his direct involvement in any and all dev projects.

Is this necessarily true? Can a studio president not also be a director? They can definitely be a producer.
the_batman
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(05-21-2014, 10:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Triggerhappytel

Is this necessarily true? Can a studio president not also be a director? They can definitely be a producer.

Kojima does it all. isn't he VP of Konami?
PranooY
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(05-21-2014, 10:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nugg

Praise the sun

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jabuseika
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(05-21-2014, 10:37 AM)
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His real job starts here.
Asd202
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(05-21-2014, 10:38 AM)

Originally Posted by the_batman

Kojima does it all. isn't he VP of Konami?

Kojima is not president of Konami lol.
the_batman
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(05-21-2014, 10:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Asd202

Kojima is not president of Konami lol.

he's Vice President. close enough.
Psycho_Mantis
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(05-21-2014, 10:40 AM)
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I wonder how much Kadokawa is going to get involved with Project BEAST.
Mandoric
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(05-21-2014, 10:40 AM)

Originally Posted by Eusis

That's good to know then. That was my first worry as I'd want him as a game creator more than as a company president.

It's not set in stone, but From's corporate culture seems to smile on leading from the trenches, while the strategic alignment behind KADOKAWA will likely take many management issues out of his hands compared to leading an independent developer. There's room for cautious optimism that it's mainly KADOKAWA signaling they want From to stay From.
Crossing Eden
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(05-21-2014, 10:41 AM)
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Nice, this is great news. :D
AllenShrz
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(05-21-2014, 10:43 AM)
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Good for him!

Let's hope all of this is for the better.
Canis lupus
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(05-21-2014, 10:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Asd202

Kojima is not president of Konami lol.

He's president of Kojima Productions which make the games, Konami is the publisher.
Abriael
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(05-21-2014, 10:44 AM)
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A little addition. Demon's Souls producer Masanori Takeuchi also got an executive role, and is now Senior Managing Director.
ZoddGutts
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(05-21-2014, 10:47 AM)
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RIP Souls series. You had a good 2 game run.
TucoBenedictoPacifico
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(05-21-2014, 10:49 AM)
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Well, good for him.
But yeah, egoistically speaking I have to admit I also hope that doesn't take him away from having some direct involvement in the design process of their games.
bigjig
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(05-21-2014, 10:53 AM)
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Here's hoping he's still heavily involved in making games..

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