Square Enix and Playstation Japan Presidents Will Face Off In Overwatch

By   /   Jul 15, 2016
Square Enix and Playstation Japan

One of the most notable things at E3 2014 was the reveal of Super Smash Bros Wii U, where the late former president of Nintendo Satoru Iwata fought Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Amie in an epic battle between their physical selves, Mii fighters, and Amiibos. Now, Square Enix and Playstation Japan will have their own presidents doing something similar.

Square Enix’s president, Yosuke Matsuda, has challenged Playstation Japan president Atsushi Morita to play Overwatch against him. The announcement was made through two promotional videos, one from each president, and it seems like the battle will be a tense one.

The two presidents had previously battled one another through games of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, which happened earlier this year. Matsuda-san won that contest.

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This new battle between Square Enix and Playstation Japan will be happening on July 22, next Friday.

Considering how many notable game development studios there are in Japan (with Square Enix and Playstation Japan being two of the largest), it’s no surprise that their presidents want to engage in a bit of fun now and then.

Between the pair’s publishing history, Sony published Black Ops 3 in Japan, while Square Enix published Overwatch.

It’s likely that, considering Overwatch’s emphasis on teamwork instead of one-on-one combat, the two might end up going in with teams of various Square Enix and Playstation Japan employees.

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At the same time, however, the game does allow custom, private matches, so if they want to take one another on using different characters with no one else, that’s also a possibility.

Either way productivity at both Square Enix and Playstation Japan may drop a bit for a number of people as the presidents make sure that they have the best team possible before next Friday. Hopefully they’ll stream the actual match, because this sounds interesting.