Last week, Shu appeared on Playstation Blogcast where he revealed that the boss in video gave him a world of trouble. So, he went on youtube and saw many Let’s Play videos and also asked the developers for certain tips. He really wanted to beat the boss since it was the only thing separating him from a successful Platinum. His next game is Dark Souls 2 because he hasn’t yet played the DLCs.
There is an interesting case to be made here. Shu clearly is a video game lover. How little would the gap in communication be between the President and the developers? Also mentioned in the podcast is the fact that it was Shu who asked for the delay of the game as he believed it needed more time for polishing. Not a request from the developers, but the President himself. It’s clear that Shu was very much involved in the production of Bloodborne. When there is such a great rapport between the corporate firm and the developing firm, it’s definitely a good sign for gaming in general though not guaranteeing a great product in itself