It’s a common belief among gamers that the suited execs who talk to us about games during E3 press conferences are a bunch of corporate cogs who don’t care about gaming. While that could be true for a few, most of them are keen to play games, too. Some of them are even pretty good. Shuhei Yoshida? He’s a whole other level.
We already should have believed that he was pretty hard core when he tweeted about his Platinum trophy in Bloodborne:
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) April 20, 2015
That’s still an uncommon achievement, even after the game has been out for months. Of course, that’s not enough to prove his prowess – here’s a video of him taking on one of the rather difficult bosses found in the Cursed Pthumerian Defilement chalice dungeon.
Not only does he do a great job at playing the game, it boosts his credibility so much. This isn’t a scripted fight, this is the PlayStation boss taking on one of the most challenging and critically acclaimed games of the year. It makes it that much more believable when he seems excited to announce games at E3 – he is actually amped to play some of these titles and it isn’t all just business for him.
I’m sure a big part of it is, of course, but his gamer cred has definitely improved. I suppose now we all need to finish Bloodborne and try to unlock more trophies – can’t be shown up by someone older than us who wears a suit to work, right?
Last Updated: June 9, 2015