After taking over the role of president and CEO of Square Enix’s American operation in 2010, Mike Fischer has left the company to become vice president of digital music and video for Amazon Japan. The news comes by way of an article on Polygon, and comes a little over a month after the resignation of Yoichi Wada, the former CEO of Square Enix in Japan.
The article says that the split between Fischer and Square Enix is amicable, but there isn’t much more information than that. Though, the fact that Fischer already has a pretty high profile new gig set up signals that, well, he probably got a good offer at Amazon. Who can blame him for that? Not me!
Now, it’s also important to note that it’s been rough going at Square Enix for quite a while so far this year. Not long after news of Wada’s resignation hit (along with the shocking news that the Tomb Raider reboot failed to meet the publisher’s expectations), Square Enix laid-off a number of employees throughout the company.
In short, it seems pretty clear that Square Enix is not doing great lately. Will things turn around once people get a glimpse of what’s coming soon at E3 next month? Hmmm…