Ex-Eidos Montreal founder says Square Enix "has some things to learn" about selling games



May 4, 2013

Recently resigned Eidos Montreal founder and general manager Stephane D'Astous has explained the "irreconcilable" differences that led to his departure from parent company Square Enix; notably that the publisher was "lacking" in communication and "has some things to learn" about selling games.

D'Astous said in an interview with Polygon that sales of his games were really disappointing. "We brought three triple As to the market, and despite that great line up and those great critical reviews we still managed not to respect our financial goals, so that really shook up a lot of people," he said before noting that Square Enix, "has some things to learn about how to sell their games."

"We are in a situation that we have great games that could have sold more," he added. "They need to attack that very, very seriously. Last year was supposed to be a home-run season, but we didn't hit a single home run."

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