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Platinum Video games appoints new CEO after Kenichi Sato steps down

Kenichi Sato has stepped down because the president and CEO of Bayonetta and Nier: Automata developer Platinum Video games.

Platinum introduced the information on its Japanese web site (by way of Gematsu) and defined that Sato will stay on the Platinum board as an advisor transferring ahead.

Sato, who formally stepped down on the finish of December and held the function since April 2016, might be changed by firm vice chairman Atsushi Inaba.

Outlining his strategy to management in a letter from the president, Inaba stated the Japanese firm would proceed to create video games that ship “revolutionary types of play.”

“That’s the perception PlatinumGames was based on. That’s one thing that may by no means change. Video games are available all totally different types for all totally different varieties of individuals. At their nature, they’re a real expression of liberty: ideas come collectively freely to create an concept, to develop upon it, after which, to really play it,” continued Inaba.

“The true enjoyment from video games comes from the liberty given to each the creator and consumer – which is why I consider them to be such an incredible type of leisure. Approaching “enjoyable” with full sincerity has at all times been vital to me. I consider each one among our employees take satisfaction that they’re entertainers, at all times trying the proper steadiness between play and professionalism.”

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