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FromSoftware Boss Wouldn’t Allow Studio Layoffs To Happen, Cites Satoru Iwata

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Former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata had an incredibly positive impact on the video game industry during his lifetime, and it appears that the current president of FromSoftware (and Ancient Ring game director) Hidetaka Miyazaki was inspired by the teachings of this Nintendo legend.

Speaking recently to PC Gamer about the “brutal waves” of layoffs in the industry so far this year, Miyazaki cited “former ex-Nintendo president Iwata-san” who took a cut salary of 50% while he was at the head of the company. company, to ensure Nintendo employees can focus on “doing good things.”

While Miyazaki can’t say with “complete certainty” what exactly the future holds for the Dark Souls developer, as long as he’s running FromSoftware, he says he wouldn’t allow layoffs. Here’s exactly what he had to say:

Hidetaka Miyazaki: “I think it was former Nintendo president Iwata-san who said that ‘people who are afraid of losing their jobs are afraid of doing good things.’ I’m paraphrasing that, but I totally agree with that. point of view… I think that’s true. And I think the people at Kadokawa, our parent company, understand that I share this point of view very strongly. Even if we can’t say 100%. .we can’t say for sure what the future holds for From and Kadokawa – at least while this company is under my care, that’s something I wouldn’t let happen so I hope our players and. our fans can take some confidence from this.

As the source notes, this is a “strong statement” that certainly stands out from some other recent comments from other gaming executives who have publicly stated that the shutdowns are “harsh” but necessary to manage a ” sustainable business. “.

This week sees the arrival of the new Elden Ring DLCShadow of the Erdtree‘. You can read more about this on our sister sites Push square And Pure Xbox. And if you’re looking for a FromSoftware experience on your Switch, you can always check out Dark Souls: Remastered.

News Source : www.nintendolife.com
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