Hideki Kamiya, the Japanese online game director recognized for his work on Bayonetta, Viewtiful Joe, and The Great 101, is leaving PlatinumGames. The information was first introduced by the development studio on X, the platform previously referred to as Twitter, with Kamiya himself confirming the information via his own account shortly afterwards. He is because of formally depart Platinum on October twelfth.
Though neither occasion gave a precise cause for Kamiya’s departure from the studio, the place he at the moment serves as its vp, it seems like an amicable separation. “We’re really grateful for his artistic concepts, management, and contribution to the expansion of PlatinumGames from our start-up to this very day,” the corporate’s assertion reads. “We imagine that he’ll proceed to reach his future endeavors as a recreation creator. We’re wanting ahead to seeing the sport business develop into a greater place with him in it. We want him all one of the best for the long run!”
The choice “got here after loads of consideration based mostly alone beliefs and was on no account a straightforward choice to make,” Kamiya posted from his personal X account. “Nonetheless, I really feel this final result is for one of the best. I’ll proceed to create in my Hideki Kamiya approach.”
Kamiya first rose to prominence at Capcom, the place he directed Resident Evil 2, Satan Might Cry, and Viewtiful Joe. He later directed Ōkami on the Capcom-owned studio Clover, earlier than co-founding the corporate that may change into PlatinumGames in 2006 with Shinji Mikami and Atsushi Inaba. It was at Platinum that he directed Bayonetta and The Great 101, in addition to Scalebound — a Microsoft Studios challenge that was later cancelled. Kamiya was most just lately engaged on Challenge G.G. at PlatinumGames, which has been characterised because the climax of Kamiya’s “superhero trilogy” alongside Viewtiful Joe and The Great 101.