Two people linked to Square Enix, two former employees, were arrested for doing inside trading in relation to the brand Dragon Quest.
The manufacturer of Dragon Quest, which you can find on Amazon with the latest chapters, found itself the victim of two people who worked in the company.
Which is planning the return of many sagas in the meantime, including the beloved JRPGs that have been missing for a long time.
A modus operandi on which you should focus a lot, because as we told you in our special on Square Enix there is another trend that we don’t like.
Today’s story is decidedly surreal because, as VGC reports, two former Square Enix employees were arrested after causing damage to the company.
The news was first released by Japanese tech site Automaton , which bears the names of the two former employees: Taisuke Sazaki and Fumiaki Suzuki.
The pair reportedly bought around ¥47 million (€324,621.98) of shares of the Aiming software house, shortly before it was publicly confirmed that it was developing the mobile title Dragon Quest Tact.
Since the two bought the company’s shares before the announcement, the suspicion is that Sakai and Suzuki may have knowingly used privileged information to subsequently resell the stock when its value increased .
A crime of insider trading that has been confirmed, given that the two former employees have been arrested.
Square Enix commented the story:
“Today, some media outlets reported that former Square Enix employees were under investigation on suspicion of insider trading. We have complied fully with the requests of the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission. As the investigation by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office is ongoing, we will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation. We deeply regret the great concern this has caused to all concerned. We have dealt with this incident rigorously, including internal disciplinary actions taken against the suspected employees.”
Speaking of arrests, the GTA 6 leaker was recently arrested in England, finally.
But this story of Square Enix reminds us of a much more distant one, linked to Agent, the disappeared Rockstar title for which two employees were arrested.