Stephane D’Astous, founder and former boss of Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal, has described Square Enix’s handling of its Western studios as a “train wreck in slow motion” in an explosive new interview.
“It was a trajectory that could be predicted,” D’Astous said, discussing the decline of Square Enix’s Western studios, and Eidos Montreal in particular. “I left because things were missing at head office. [Pre-Square Enix] Eidos has a great tradition of development teams, but they don’t have superior knowledge of how to sell their games. And that was quite clear.”