Itagaki: technical strength no longer the focus

Tomonobu Itagaki is going through a lot of life changes. He left Team Ninja. He founded his own studio, Valhalla Game Studios. And, when once he was a strong advocate for cutting-edge graphical imagery in his games, he now is championing the death of of technical strength’s relevance.

In a recent interview, Itagaki stated that “the era of pursuing technical strength has ended,” further adding that “from here on out, we should pursue what makes games interesting and fun”; words to live by as Devil’s Third is knee deep in development.