The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel game design director onisemanding his players to do more.
His next game is due out this year.
“If you have a lot of work on your plate, it’s really easy to focus on what you’re doing instead of on your own priorities,” said Tetsuya Nomura, head of development at Tetsuyoshi Sakimoto Productions, the studio behind the upcoming The Legend Of Zelda: Trails Of Cold Steel.
“The more you concentrate on your work, the less time you spend on other things, so I think it’s the opposite for the game design team.”
Nomura, who has worked on games like Uncharted 4, The Last of Us, and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, is also a director at Nomura Productions, a studio working on the upcoming sequel.
While Nomura is the head of the studio, Sakimoto has been the director for nearly three years, and Nomura himself has worked at Sakimoto on several other projects, including a recent project with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
“We are in the same situation as the rest of the staff,” said Sakimoto, who added that the company is considering a “dynamic” restructuring.
“I’m not sure how long we can do this, but we’ve decided that we’re going to start looking for people new,” he said.
“In the future, we are going to try to change the management style of the team, so that they’re not focused on what they’re doing.
That would be a great improvement for the team.”
Sakimoto said that his team has been doing a good job at keeping up with its workload, and that the studio is looking forward to continuing to work with the fans and players.
“For us, the game’s already a hit, and we are really happy with the reception that the game received from the players and from the community,” he added.
“So, if there’s still some time to spare, we will be looking for a new job.”
The Legend Of Heroes: Breath Of the Wild is due for release on March 17, 2019.