Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda has announced his retirement as part of the major shifts in the gaming industry. He has held this office since 2013 and has done a lot for the development of the publishing house.
Square Enix is one of the most popular gaming companies in the world. Its portfolio includes the Final Fantasy series, Dragon Quest, Tomb Raider, and many more, including hits like NieR: Automata and Kingdom Hearts 3. Despite its success, the company has faced a number of issues of late. Some games did not live up to expectations, others were cancelled. In addition, the industry has changed significantly in recent years. Square Enix said the leadership change “Designed to transform the leadership team” in the face of a rapidly changing business environment.
Square Enix will be headed by Takashi Kiryu, 48, who joined the company in June 2020 as general manager of corporate planning at Square Enix Holdings. He has held a number of positions over the years and is currently a Director of the Holding Division. The changes must be approved at this year’s AGM in May and June, followed by a board meeting. The post is expected to be handed over to Kiryu in June 2023.
Square Enix remains one of the most successful companies in the gaming industry. However, it faces new challenges and needs to adapt to changes in the industry. The new leader of the company must develop a strategy that will allow her to stay in charge and overcome difficulties.