>Miyazaki describes himself as a difficult child. “Unlike most kids in Japan, I didn’t have a dream,” he says. “I wasn’t ambitious.” He eventually found himself aimlessly pursuing a degree in social science at the well-respected Keio University. As he approached graduation, he considered applying to a game development studio, but drifted into a job at the US IT company Oracle Corporation.
>Several years later, he started thinking about video games again. He met up with some former college friends who suggested new titles to play. One was Ico, a mystical fairytale in which players assume the role of a boy who must lead a waif-like girl by the hand along a castle’s craggy ramparts, pursued by their ghoulish captors. “That game awoke me to the possibilities of the medium,” says Miyazaki. “I wanted to make one myself.”
>But Miyazaki had a problem: at 29, he was too old to apply for graduate positions and too inexperienced for anything else. “Not a lot of places would take me,” he says. “From Software was one of the few.” Ema Kodaka, who edits Miyazaki’s scripts, believes this career change, which resulted in a considerable drop in pay, might be why he is held in such regard by his staff. “He is a unique talent,” she says. “In Japan, even today, people usually join a company as a graduate and stay for life. For Miyazaki to change career and, within 10 years, become company president – that’s unprecedented in Japan. It’s inspiring.”
Why haven't you made that video game yet, /v/?
>from software games
fucking lol, its just vague ideals that fans argue over their meaning copypasted onto a third person action game that borrows heavily from King's Field
I don't ever see any evidence for there "being no story" in the souls games. Obviously it's obtuse and spread out through multiple pieces like a puzzle, but nobody ever explains how it "doesn't have a story". Do you just say this to make people upset or sound cool? I get the feeling that you've never played kings field either and just sort of parrot what other anons have said before, but I could be wrong.
>“He is a unique talent,” she says. “In Japan, even today, people usually join a company as a graduate and stay for life. For Miyazaki to change career and, within 10 years, become company president – that’s unprecedented in Japan. It’s inspiring.”
B A S E D
>president of a successful company
>visionary in his field
How much pussy do you think this guy pulls?
apparently the work hours are insane and they expect you to work for crazy long hours, some people say that lots of jap companies have employees that work for long hours even on weekends but they get very little done
I am curious to see if he is afraid of moving on from Souls. If he decides to lead an Armored Core project again, will he hope Souls fans will crossover? Will he try to force the online mechanics into another series like other developers have tried in their games but failed?
Whatever it is, I think Souls games deserve a rest for now, I don't want another Dark Souls 2 and having a similar game but in a different setting is fine but still feels too soon.