Square-Enix CEO to Shake Things Up

Square-Enix is in for some changes if their newly appointed CEO has anything to say about it.

Late last month the previous CEO of Square-Enix, Yoichi Wada, announced his resignation from the position, leaving many outside eyes wondering what would befall the company.

As reported by GamesIndustry, it would seem that the newly appointed CEO, Yosuke Matsuda, has a few plans he intends to carry out to lift the company from its recent decline.

Matsuda says that he intends to assess all of the company's assets and IPs and plans to take a hard standpoint in order to determine the company's priorities.

"Due to the radical change of environment, I'd like to fundamentally review what works and what doesn't work for our company, then cast all of our resources towards extending what makes us successful and thoroughly squeezing out what doesn't," Matsuda states.

In order to help him with this endeavor, he has also appointed European CEO, Phil Rogers, as the next director of Square-Enix holdings with the intention of spreading the company's future ventures across Japan and Europe.

While the former CEO, Yoichi Wada, doesn't officially step down until June this year, he says that he intends to stay and help the company in some form.

"As an employee, I believe it is my duty to help the company and give proper results from it. I will be retiring from the line of management, but I plan to work on site as a way to pay my debt to the company."

As a fan of Square-Enix titles I certainly hope that the new direction the company plans on taking will help them out in the long run and my best wishes go out to them.

If all goes well then hopefully this means we'll soon start to see more of those high-quality RPGs as well as many other genres of games that we've all come to know and love from Square-Enix.

Corey "Crimzen" Jenkins



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Do you have a proofreader at all?
# Apr 03 2013 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
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"Matsuda says that he intends to asses all of the company's assets and IPs"

That has to be one of the funniest errors I've ever seen in an news article! I really wish I could *** something and get away with it! By the way, isn't assing something illegal in like, all 50 states??

I really have no idea what word SHOULD BE there instead? Oh wait, you mean "assess", well then, that is the funniest spelling error I have ever seen in a news article! And Spell Check would not notice it since asses is a word.
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Do you have a proofreader at all?
# Apr 04 2013 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
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It says assess not asses, are you sure you ready that correctly?
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