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    Yoichi Wada Resigns as Square-Enix CEO

    Yoichi Wada has announced that he will step down as President and CEO of Square Enix. Yosuke Matsuda will be appointed as the new representative director. The reason for the change is to "reform the management system".
    The future of Mr. Wada has not been announced at this time.


    http://www.4gamer.net/games/999/G999905/20130326067/




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    Quote Originally Posted by LegendaryAim View Post
    The future of Mr. Wada has not been announced at this time.

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    Clearly the company needs a shake up, their internal development teams at least have become a bit of a joke.

    I do like Square as a publisher though, they put their weight behind good games. Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Thief 4 to name a few.

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    I am liking this news and the passion for gaming will come back once again...
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    Just the first step in SE making their way back to the top of putting out fantastic RPG games.
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    Breaking News! Yoichi Wada resigns as CEO of SE

    Many got their wish
    http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/ne...30326_02en.pdf
    NOTICE OF CHANGE IN REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTORS

    SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO.,LTD. (the “Company”) expects that the Company’s representative directors will change. Such change is subject to a resolution by its 33rd annual general meeting of shareholders to be held in late June, 2013, and a resolution by its board of directors meeting to be held after the said meeting of shareholders.

    1. Reason for the election
    Renewal of the Company’s management team

    2. Change in the representative directors
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    Representative Director President and Representative Director


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    as part of the restructuring, certain exclusive games currently in development could lose the aforementioned exclusivity unless acted on by outside sources....

    this could potentially be a double edged sword for some of 'those' people

    SE hasn't done much with their talent tbh. other game genres have evolved, square have stood still. a restructuring can only be a good thing at this point in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fijiandoce View Post
    as part of the restructuring, certain exclusive games currently in development could lose the aforementioned exclusivity unless acted on by outside sources....

    this could potentially be a double edged sword for some of 'those' people

    SE hasn't done much with their talent tbh. other game genres have evolved, square have stood still. a restructuring can only be a good thing at this point in time.
    Then the rumoured "Sony and SE significant announcement at E3" will be even more significant

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    Tbh...We all saw this coming. Every.Single.Fan whenever they talked about Westernizing their games and trying to appeal to larger market. They lost their way. They forgot where they came from. And as a result it came to bite them in the ass. I'm not pointing to the Xbox 360 as the reason why SE is in the position they are in. But everything else associated with the move. Trying to appeal to the west. Giving the 360 exclusive JRPGs and then wondering why they do so poorly, are all a result of putting business in front of the product first. I hope Matsuno can lead them to prosperity again.

    First things first. Square needs to get VSXIII or XV whatever its going to be. It needs to be out within the next 2 years. Then Square needs to address Kingdom Hearts. That series had so much potential but spreading the series out to multiple consoles with 3 nowhere in sight has not only hurt Square but the KH brand as well. KH 1.5 seems to alleviate this somewhat and gets everyone ready for KH3. Who knows, if VSXIII is actually XV I'd imagine a lot of the workload would be off of Nomura's shoulders as the main guys get involved as well.

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    $#@! you Wada. $#@! you for all that iOS porting and your copious amount of Final $#@!. Guess we're back to Final Fantasy now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorzilla View Post
    $#@! you Wada. $#@! you for all that iOS porting and your copious amount of Final $#@!. Guess we're back to Final Fantasy now
    On the contrary; Square-Enix said it was the console business that is to blame for their losses. So if anything, we'll see a greater emphasis on mobile games and less on console games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    Clearly the company needs a shake up, their internal development teams at least have become a bit of a joke.

    I do like Square as a publisher though, they put their weight behind good games. Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Thief 4 to name a few.
    Completely agree with this. I was thinking about this myself the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Completely agree with this. I was thinking about this myself the other day.

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    About damn time! This man can be attributed to 98% of the destruction of this company this generation. Good $#@!ing riddance. Now, some heads need to roll at Capcom and we might start to get some quality products again.
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