Hidetaka Miyazaki
Courtesy of FromSoftware
Japan
2022

FromSoftware

Hidetaka
Miyazaki

President / CEO

You’d be hard-pressed to find a studio as prolific, consistent and quality driven as Japan’s FromSoftware. With a president as creatively involved in its games as Miyazaki, the company has constantly expanded and improved upon its output of challenging, boss-driven RPG games, with Miyazaki first becoming a major name in gaming via From’s “Dark Souls” series. But as of February’s “Elden Ring,” he has elevated the company to mainstream status, accruing 16 million units sold by June as well as critical and player acclaim from gamers both familiar and new to his experiences. As much as they’ve earned the right to bask in the “Elden Ring” glory after it won game of the year at the Game Awards, Miyazaki and his team are already working on “Armored Core VI” and other titles they aim to have join the ranks of former hits such as Sony’s “Bloodborne” and Activision’s “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.”  

Career

  • FromSoftware
  • Elden Ring
  • Bloodborne

Education

  • Keio University (Japan)

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Miyazaki Talks Origins, Challenges of Debut VR Game 'Déraciné'

Miyazaki Talks Origins, Challenges of Debut VR Game 'Déraciné'

From Software game director Hidetaka Miyazaki has a "strange affection" for his upcoming PlayStation VR title "Déraciné," he told the PlayStation Blog in an interview on Monday."For me personally and for From Software, this was a title rife with experimentation and novel ideas," he said. "The reasons for this are varied: the game being on PSVR, the genre being something we have never worked with before, the small scope of the project which gave a lot of autonomy to the...

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