Square Enix announced the company will be moving its Tokyo offices from the Shinjuku ward to the Sakuragaoka redevelopment area in Shibuya. The announcement comes just one day removed from Square Enix revealing Yosuke Matsuda is stepping down as company president and representative director.
Square Enix is moving its offices to Block A, the tallest of three buildings that make up a major part of the Sakuragaoka urban redevelopment plan in Shibuya. The 39-floor building stands tall at 179 meters (587 feet) with four additional underground floors and a total floor space of 187,000 square meters. The company is expected to move into the building sometime after its development is complete in November 2024 (Thanks, Siliconera).
Currently, it’s unknown how much floor space Square Enix will occupy in the massive new building. However, the company is expected to take up a sizable portion of the building in Sakuragaoka due to it’s purpose as a central office. Relocation of Square Enix’s central office will not be complete for another year and a half at the very least.
Square Enix will be under the leadership of director Takashi Kiryu well before the relocation to Shibuya is complete. Takashi Kiryu is slated to replace Yosuke Matsuda as company president and representative director after the 34th annual shareholders meeting this June, followed by a meeting with the Square Enix Board of Directors.
Yosuke Matsuda first became president of Square Enix in April 2013 and quickly became president of Square Enix Holdings just two months later. He’s mostly remembered for his appearance as a secret boss in NieR: Automata and his constant push for blockchain technology/NFTs at Square Enix.
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