Earlier this year, Japanese corporate giant Kadokawa purchased From Software and Dark Souls director, Hidetaka Miyazaki took over as company president. The buyout looks to change very little at From Software, president Miyazaki said in an interview with Weekly Famistu. Miyazaki said, “From the beginning, Mr. Yasuda of Kadokawa has told me that ‘we have no intention of making you leave the development frontlines’ and that ‘we have no intention of meddling with From Software’s development.”  He also noted that even though he is now the President of From Software he is still in his heart a developer and making games is the reason why he is in the business in the first place.

The future of From Software, however, has given Miyazaki some concern which he expressed,

“I feel that From Software’s title lineup will need a little more variation.” He said. “We have dark fantasies like Dark Souls, of course, but I’d also like for us to make more mech games like Armored Core, or Asian style titles like Tenchu or Otogi: Myth of Demons. From Software used have a lot more rather quirky titles. I used to love such games or making such games, and I think there was a lot of stimulation and ideas that came from that.”

When asked about the types of games he wants to make, Miyazaki said,

There are lots of games I’d like to make. I’ve said this before, but I’d really like to make a ‘warm’ game. Something like Popolocrois or ICO.” Miyazaki added, “Also, this is a bit of a dream, but I’d like to make some kind of analog game. Something like a board game, a card game, or a tabletop RPG.”

As of now, Miyazaki’s focus and efforts are on being President of the company and directing Bloodborne which was announced recently at E3. Bloodborne is probably going to be our first title under new administration, so I’d like to make it a good, solid game.”


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