Monday - December 22, 2014
From Software - My (Unannounced) Visit to Japan
In the autumn of 2013 I travelled through Japan for two weeks. I had various cities and temples on my list of places to visit and one very peculiar destination, the FromSoftware studio.
I am a fan of Dark Souls. It is my favourite game. It is a work of art that I have spent hundreds of hours looking at, contemplating, and experiencing. Dark Souls 2 was about four months away from getting released and I wanted to see if I could get a look behind the scenes, play a demo, or find out anything at all about the sequel. I’m not a journalist and, at the time, Game Crusaders didn’t even exist yet. I didn’t make an appointment. I just went there hoping to make it inside.
With the studio hidden in one of Tokyo’s suburbs, it took some effort to find out where I needed to be. The hostel staff did their best to Google-map me in the right direction and with a piece of paper full of notes, train numbers and time tables I jumped on a train.
Thursday - May 22, 2014
From Software - New President Appointed
According to Dual Shockers Demon’s Souls Director Hidetaka Miyazaki has been chosen to be the new Preisdent of From Software. So what do you all think about this news?
Kadokawa announced today with a press release that following the acquisition of From Software by the group, the executive team of the development studio has undergone several changes.
The most interesting within the list of new positions is the appointment of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls Game Director Hidetaka Miyazaki as the new President of the studio. Additionally, Demon’s Souls Producer Masanori Takeuchi has been placed on the Senior Managing Director seat.
The press release did not specify whether Miyazaki-san will continue his work as game director on the side of his new executive position or not, but considering his track record and the rumors that place him at the helm of development of the PS4 exclusive codenamed Project Beast we can definitely hope that he will.
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