Japanese publisher hires former Konami tech director

Fox Engine boss Julien Merceron joins Bandai Namco

The former head of the Fox Engine at Konami has joined rival Japanese publisher and developer Bandai Namco.

Julien Merceron reportedly left the role of worldwide technology director at Konami back in September. Prior to that he had served under the same role at Square Enix. Now he has assumed the job title for a third time at the Dark Souls publisher.

“I’m extremely excited to be given an opportunity to make a difference within the amazing Bandai Namco Group, so well-known for its iconic IPs,” Merceron said.

“I’m looking forward to empowering the teams I’ll be working with and accelerate growth, innovation and creativity. The reach of this group goes well beyond games, it is a true multimedia and entertainment group, so I know I will learn a lot too."

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