The lights are on
Last month wasn't a terribly good one for Square Enix. Not only did the studio report significant operating losses, but also laid off staff in its Los Angeles and European operations.
We reported on rumors last month that Mike Fischer, CEO of Square Enix America, would be departing. According to his LinkedIn profile, he has taken a new position as vice president of digital music and video with Amazon Japan. Fischer follows Square Enix president and CEO Yoichi Wada who also stepped down recently.
Prior to his tenure at Square Enix, Fisher served as the general manager of marketing for Microsoft, the vice president of entertainment marketing for Sega, and the director of marketing for Namco. When asked for comment, Square Enix stated,
"We can confirm that Mike Fischer is no longer with Square Enix. We’d like to thank Mike for all of his efforts and contributions to the company and to its employees."
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He's probably doing better at Amazon than Squenix.
So Square Enix? Are you done yet?
cry me a *** river
If this robs me of a Tomb Raider sequel I'm going to be so angrysad.
It's a shame, seeing as they still created awesome stuff this year.
KA-CHING!'Whatwhat, I screwed up development and marketing and all that for the NA region? Well, yeah, kinda true, but hey, there is enough companies out there that want to use my elitist contacts in the entertainment industry, so I don't give a f... that my mismanagement cost dozens of people their jobs. Time to cash in, hell yeah!'
Best luck to him, but hopefully that this can mean a fresh new start for Square Enix. The sure needed to clean house for a long time now. As always, hope a new Final Fantasy comes of it.
I saw a Sleeping Dogs screenshot so I felt the need to post that I recently bought it via Steam (for $13, sweet). I like it minus the vehicle driving parts.