From Software makes “the kinds of games we want to make”

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 01:13 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Dark Souls, Armored Core V and Steel Battalion developer From Software isn’t interested in cashing in on the latest trends.

“From Software’s philosophy is not to get caught up chasing what’s popular, but rather to make games based on what we value,” managing director Eiichi Nakajima said in a video tour of the developer’s offices.

“It’s our company’s most basic principle. Instead of saying ‘this other game is a hit so let’s copy it’, we put enormous emphasis on simply making the kinds of games we want to make.”

Interesting, Nakajima noted that he hadn’t expected the slow burn bestseller Demon’s Souls to be such a hit.

“The most important thing I want a player to experience when playing our games is a sense of achievement,” he added later, an attitude which has found resonance with many fans of the challenging title.

Other interesting snippets from the video include the fact that From Software is now 25 years old and employs 200 staff, with about 80 percent in development.

The developer has its own in-house motion capture studio, and ropes staff into acting for animations. The studio also makes a joking claim to Japan’s smallest sound booth.

Check out the full tour below.

Thanks, Destructoid.



  1. monkeygourmet

    You a winner ha ha ha!

    Wish more devs used this philosophy.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. tykjtjsfghjl

    Come go and see, will not regret it Oh look


    #2 3 years ago
  3. PeterJoseph

    Its a really interesting Game but the thing is that it require only experience person to play its not a good.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. KAP

    look mate, there’s enough games out there for noobs.
    Lets just leave it as that.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Sini

    @4 don’t breed.

    #5 3 years ago

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