We heard earlier this week that long-term president of Platinum Games Tatsuya Minami has stepped down from his role and has been replaced by Kenichi Sato who was the executive director. Platinum Games has today issued a statement to Polygon outlining their decision to restructure in order to strengthen their position as a development studio.
“As you may or may not know, this year is our 10th anniversary,” a representative said. “We feel this is the perfect opportunity to reform our internal structure in order to strengthen our position as a developer, and changes in personnel affairs are a natural part of that.
Kenichi Sato has also released his own statement:
I have recently assumed the position of President & CEO of our company, following the departure of Tatsuya Minami at the end of March 2016. With this, our board of executives now consists of myself, Seigo Tabira and Atsushi Inaba.
Please note that this change in staff structure in no way affects our dedication to our craft. I have utmost confidence that we will continue to create games to the same high standards that our partners and fans have come to expect from us.