May 27, 2024

Bayonetta director after serving to to discovered the corporate again in 2006 when it was known as Seeds Inc. Kamiya was lately promoted to VP, so this transfer comes as a slight shock. He lately that it was “on no account a simple choice to make.”

Kamiya nonetheless has a few weeks on his submit, as he formally exits the corporate on October 12. As for the why of all of it, he wrote that the transfer “got here after plenty of consideration primarily based by myself beliefs,” however did not supply additional rationalization. He says he’s nonetheless going to make video games in his “Hideki Kamiya method”, however hasn’t introduced if he’s heading to a different firm, beginning his personal and even simply planning to tinker away in a storage someplace. He’s solely 52, so a whole retirement is extremely unlikely.

Kamiya’s mark on gaming is huge. Most lately, he was the supervising director of the Throughout his greater than 15 years at PlatinumGames, Kamiya labored on classics like the unique Bayonetta, the Wii U and Swap cult hit The Great 101 and the amongst others. He was staffed at Capcom and its spin-off studio Clover earlier than founding PlatinumGames, helming Resident Evil 2, Viewtiful Joe and Ōkami.

Kamiya has been laborious at work these previous few years on a superhero title He was lead director on the “heroic” sport and the corporate has marketed it as a conclusion to his superhero trilogy, becoming a member of Viewtiful Joe and the Great 101. PlatinumGames hasn’t introduced if the sport’s nonetheless coming or if it should poof into vaporware with Kamiya’s departure.

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