Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter was a messy affair, and the drama didn’t stop when the South African billionaire finally sealed the deal in October. Since then, there has been much debate – both on and off the platform – about whether or not buying Musk makes Twitter a better place.
The debate has been heated at times, but for many it does not matter who is ultimately responsible for the social media. At least that’s the case with Platinum Games founder Hideki Kamiya, who, when asked by IGN if he was concerned about Musk’s purchase of Twitter, said:
“No one in particular at the moment. I feel like someone who has a clear idea of what they want with Twitter, now owns the company. I heard that he is also a man of action. »
One of the most controversial changes since Musk took over from Twitter has been a change in how a user is verified. This process now requires an $8 monthly fee, but Kamiya, who is often very active and outspoken on the platform, doesn’t seem too nervous.
“I think it’s more interesting if I don’t have a brand at all. Even if that means a lot of fake accounts popping up pretending to be me,’ Kamiya told IGN with a laugh. “I’m not going to get one, whether you have to pay for it or not. I think of Twitter as a pub or a bar where you speak your mind and everyone is equal. I often see criticism saying I shouldn’t be on Twitter or that my account should be taken away, but take this straight to Elon Musk! »
During his long career, Hideki Kamiya served as game director on games such as Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry, Ōkami and Bayonetta.