Square: Japan’s game industry ‘almost xenophobic’

Square: Japan’s game industry ‘almost xenophobic’

As Square Enix expands its presence in the west with the £84.3 million acquisition of Eidos, global president Yoichi Wada has criticised Japan's development culture for being too inwardly-focused.

“In the last five to 10 years, the Japanese games industry has become a closed environment, with no new people coming in, no new ideas, almost xenophobic. It is now slightly behind western counterparts,” Wada said.

MCV sister site Develop has the full story, read it here.

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