From Sony to Microsoft, Kojima Productions, Bandai Namco and More; Developers Wish You a Happy New year

on December 31, 2015 12:26 PM

Today is the last day of 2015 (and in some parts of the world it’s already 2016), a year that has seem many events unfold in the gaming industry, happy and sad. As we stand on the edge and look forward to what seems to be shaping up to one of the biggest years in gaming, many developers and industry professionals are wishing us a happy new year.

Below you can see those messages, celebrating the year past and welcoming the year coming. Here at DualShockers we’d like to join the party and wish you a warm, happy and game-filled 2016.


Head of Xbox Phil Spencer

Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb


“Thank you for the year we spent together!”

“Tell us the first words you read to know what awaits for you in 2016!”

PlayStation Japan (wallpapers)

Kojima Productions

Director Hideo Kojima

Producer Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi

Naughty Dog

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Creative Director Neil Druckmann

Bandai Namco

Tekken 7 Producer and Director Katsuhiro Harada

Ace Combat 7 Director Kazutoki Kono

Project Aces Official Account

Incidentally, this appears to be a new piece of concept art of Ace Combat 7.

CD Projekt RED


Scalebound Director Hideki Kamiya

Bayonetta 2 Director Yosuke Hashimoto



Remedy Games


Pokémon Director Junichi Masuda


Sengoku Basara Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi

“Happy new Year (^O^)/”

2K Games

Square Enix

Final Fantasy XIV



Retro Studios


Q Games

Director Dylan Cuthbert


Irrational Games


Nier: Automata Director Taro Yoko

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.