From Software is undoubtedly one of the most beloved studios today. Dark Souls, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Bloodborne and recently elderberry ring. One job after another that, as some workers have pointed out, had its consequences during development.
The way The player uncovered several testimonies from workers, all of whom remained anonymous, in which they confirm a certain level of tightening, highlighting in particular low wages and very long working hours.
“During the critical period of a game’s release, we often had to work very early in the morning and maybe work overtime in a row for two or three months”; comments one of the workers about the launch of the studio’s most important games.
In turn, salaries were one of the most blistering issues in the study itself. An average worker at From Software earns on average $25,000 (3.41 million yen) per year. A salary much further away from other companies, also Japanese, such as Atlus and whose annual salary reaches up to $38,000 (5.2 million yen).