Hidetaka Miyazaki (宮崎 英高, Miyazaki Hidetaka, born c. 1974–1975) is a Japanese creative director, designer, scriptwriter, and president of the video game company FromSoftware. He joined the company in 2004 and was a designer for the Armored Core series before receiving wider recognition for creating the Dark Souls series. Miyazaki was promoted to company president in 2014 and also serves as its representative director. Other games he has directed include Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring, which have all received critical acclaim.
Miyazaki’s influences range across the works of various novelists, manga artists, and game designers such as Fumito Ueda and Yuji Horii. His games often invoke the use of high difficulty and narratives presented largely through flavor text and environmental cues as opposed to dialogue. Regarded as an auteur of the video game medium, his work has often been cited as highly influential and has led to the creation of the Soulslike genre of games.