Hidetaka Miyazaki, president of FromSoftware and creator of the Soulsborne genre, has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023.
Over the past decade or so, one genre of game has had more impact than any other. That’s the Soulsborne genre. Games such as Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and most recently Elden Ring have all had a major impact on the gaming world and have been loved both critically and commercially.
FromSoftware’s president, Hideki Miyazaki, is a big reason for the studio’s success, and it looks like he’s about to get the recognition he deserves as Time named him one of 2023’s most influential people. Miyazaki is listed in the “innovator” category next to names like Bob Iger, Nathan Fielder and Natasha Lyonne.
Miyazaki’s entry on Time’s website features a foreword by Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann. He talks about his first experience with Miyazaki’s games and how he found them to be difficult, and then he went on to talk about Elden Ring and how it was “a great ambassador for video games.” is talking about This shows that it can do things that other mediums cannot. A bit strange considering Druckmann was recently involved in his TV adaptation of The Last of Us, but it’s a good feeling.
Druckmann said: I clicked. I managed to defeat the enemy and progress further in the game. I gained progress and felt a kind of rush! And in return, the world has given me tension, beauty, and wonder. ”
This is not only an important moment for FromSoftware and Miyazaki, but it is also an important moment for the game. The last person in the gaming industry to be nominated for this award was Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto in 2007. This means it’s been 16 years since Time recognized someone in the gaming industry.
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