The title is click bait. But people should really read more before commenting. Here is a quote from the article:
“Everyone was complaining that I should cut more,” says Yasue with a boisterous laugh, “but I didn’t. I didn’t want anyone to cut. There’s a lot of discussion about the seven puddings [challenges] for example, they almost got cut. But I wanted that inside the game. I didn’t want that added as a DLC. Everyone made the game as we wanted. So yeah, there wasn’t a lot of cutting.”
Yeah so as you can see, it’s totally not what most of you people are thinking.