MadWorld creator: “Western developers are superior to those in Japan”

Friday, 20th February 2009 20:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Atsushi Inaba – creator of MadWorld, Okami and Viewtiful – feels that Japanese developers are lagging behind their western counterparts.

“To be honest, I think that western developers are superior to those in Japan overall,” he said in an interview with Develop.

“So we the Japanese developers should realize that we have to work hard to reach the western level. We’re fast reaching a stage where it’s going to be about individual developers and not about what country they are in, globalisation is coming to our industry too.”

Inaba also mentioned that original IPs will provide “developers with an unrivaled opportunity to succeed”

Full interview through the link.



  1. DaMan

    finally, a japanese guy who admits this.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. jnms

    Yep, he is spot on with everything – except the comment about globalisation. Look in the papers mate – things are on the way to being de-centralised…

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DS1086

    He’s obviously never played Metal Gear Solid 4.

    #3 6 years ago

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