Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida is a gamer before being the president of one of the industry’s giants.
Yoshida was recently featured in an interview with 4Gamer where he revealed his favourite game of the year, and unsurprisingly it was Final Fantasy XV. He continued to explain why he thinks it was one of the best games in the JRPG genre.
“Final Fantasy XV dropped the rules of the so-called JRPG, and I think it was successful in the bold attempt to redefine Final Fantasy on the same level with the current standard of RPG in the western industry with high action combat and open world.
The attitude “FF=Challenger” isn’t just about technology. I thought it was wonderful to share the situation of development by communicating directly with the users, and to convey the feeling of the world and the characters in advance with a movie and animation.
I think it’s a monumental achievement that will go down in the history of RPG, showing overseas game fan that the Japanese AAA gaming industry is also working hard”
Yoshida continues his gaming endeavours in the Final Fantasy XV world even after finishing the game, flying around the game’s landscape in his Regalia Type-F.