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Square Enix’s newly appointed president has stated that he will “fundamentally review” the company’s strengths and weaknesses.

After the sudden departure of Yoichi Wada, the company turns to Yosuke Matsuda for new guidance.

“After having succeeded the important role as the president, I plan on reviewing all Square Enix duties, business and assets on a zero-based budgeting standpoint,” Matsuda promised during a briefing with investors.

“I’d like to fundamentally review what works and what doesn’t work for our company, then cast all of our resources towards extending what makes us successful and thoroughly squeezing out what doesn’t.”

Square Enix Europe CEO Phil Rogers will be appointed a company director, whereas Wada will remain with the publisher in a non-managerial role.

“As an employee, I believe it is my duty to help the company and give proper results from it,” Wada explained. “I will be retiring from the line of management, but I plan to work on site as a way to pay my debt to the company.”

[Thanks Eurogamer]

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

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