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Report: Tatsuya Minami Resigns as PlatinumGames CEO

April 21, 2016 / 3:56 PM

By: Matthew Williams


[Update: 4:19 PM on 4/21/16]: To alleviate any confusion, the GamesBusiness JP report specifically states that Minami stepped down as CEO due to retirement.

In a sad turn of events, it appears as if the current PlatinumGames CEO, Tatsuya Minami, has decided to step down.

Announced earlier today by the Japanese news website, GamesBusiness.JP, the report indicates that Minami stepped down sometime in March. The report goes on to say that Minami will be replaced by Kenichi Sato, who is currently an Executive Producer at the studio. Although no official statement has been released on the PlatinumGames website, we will be sure to keep you updated once we do.

This news comes amid a rather rough week for the development studio, as their latest game release, Star Fox Zero, has received average reviews from video game critics. Star Fox Zero reviews range from 6.75 to 8 (on a 10-point scale) among big-name video game journalism sites like IGN and Game Informer.

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Matthew, a graduate from Texas Christian University, now works as a Senior Digital Analytics Consultant for Ernst & Young. With a passion for video games (mostly retro and survival horror) and data, Matthew is pursuing a career in game analytics.

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