"Father Of PlayStation" Becomes Marvelous AQL’s External Director


Ken Kutaragi, former chairman and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, is becoming Marvelous AQL’s External Director, according to a Nikkei report. Marvelous AQL is the developer behind Soul Sacrifice and also publishes Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, Fate/Extra, and Senran Kagura titles.


Nikkei say that Kutaragi’s knowledge of the games industry will help Marvelous AQL to develop their business both in Japan as overseas markets. The news comes following Marvelous AQL’s announcement that their foreign subsidiary, Xseed, has acquired Atlus Online and plan to expand their online and mobile games operations.


Kutaragi will assume his position as External Director at the end of June.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.