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 Dark Souls  director is From Software's new president
Dark Souls director is From Software's new president
May 21, 2014 | By Mike Rose

May 21, 2014 | By Mike Rose
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From Software today announced that Hidetaka Miyazaki, the mind behind the popular Souls RPG series, is the company's new president.

Miyazaki joined the Japanese company back in 2004, where he created and directed both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. He also supervised on Dark Souls II while he worked on another title.

The director's promotion came as part of a large group of personnel changes [Japanese], including Demon's Souls producer Masanori Takeuchi moving up into a senior managing director role.

These changes come just weeks after From Software was acquired by Japanese media corporation Kadokawa, with the aim to take advantage of the company's worldwide influence.


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Michael Ball
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Being good developer material does not mean he will also be good business management material.

Just sayin.

Michael DeFazio
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Yeah, I tend to agree...

on one hand its great to see someone who decides to be a trailblazer and take risks developing games with "limited commercial appeal" final get recognized for a "job well done"

... but on the other hand I hope this doesn't mean in their ascent to management they become beholden to the new management overlords of finances and spreadsheets and corporate guidelines...

As you say, Michael Jordan may be a brilliant basketball player, but those skills don't necessarily translate to being a brilliant basketball Coach, Manager or Owner.


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