GungHo President: “Japanese Games Are in Their Darkest Time Right Now”

President Kazuki Morishita feels Japanese devs should go back to basics.

Posted By | On 21st, May. 2013

GungHo President: “Japanese Games Are in Their Darkest Time Right Now”

Kazuki Morishita is a little down about the Japanese gaming industry. Speaking to Gamasutra, the GungHo President spoke about how “Japanese games are in their darkest times right now.”

He states that, “There’s no way to go but up, if that’s the case. In terms of making games, I think Japanese developers need to go back to basics about why they make games in the first place, which is to make good games.

“At GungHo, that’s what we do. We think about games and come up with good ideas and do our best to make it as best as possible, and all we’ll do is keep doing that. Sooner or later, that’ll pay off.”

Seeing as how GungHo is raking in the money for Puzzle & Dragons (at a cool $3.75 million a day) and readying Ragnarok Odyssey for PS Vita, it’s not like he doesn’t know what he’s talking aout.

“We would like in the future, worldwide-wise, we want people from all over the world to play our games and enjoy our games, and that’s pretty much our main goal moving forward.

“In terms of how to do that – in terms of strategy? We go back to the basic principle, which is just, make the game fun for everybody. Honestly, that’s the only thing I think about: how to make games that are fun.”


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