A number of weeks after asserting he supposed to go away PlatinumGames, Hideki Kamiya posted a video on YouTube celebrating his first official day of unemployment. Within the video, Kamiya defined what he’s been as much as, what his future plans are, and clarified that although he’s left PlatinumGames, he’s not planning on retiring anytime quickly.
“I’m over it. I’m so over it,” Kamiya mentioned as he exited PlatinumGames’ workplace carrying a field stuffed with toys together with an Ultraman figurine and a Bayonetta plushie.
Kamiya shortly recapped his almost 30-year historical past growing video games beginning at Capcom, engaged on Resident Evil, Satan Could Cry, and Viewtiful Joe. He moved on to Clover Studio to work on Okami, earlier than lastly becoming a member of PlatinumGames directing the Bayonetta trilogy and extra.
Kamiya mentioned that now that he’s left Platinum, he feels refreshed.
“If you’re at work, it’s important to attend these boring conferences with all types of vital folks. I don’t should attend these conferences anymore so I really feel relieved,” Kamiya mentioned.
However he appeared to have some issue explaining precisely why he stop PlatinumGames, asking his digital camera individual to bleep out his reply. Finally, he mentioned the rationale he stop was that “I wished to comply with my beliefs as a recreation creator and to decide on the trail I believe is correct and transfer on.”
Kamiya additionally addressed rumors that he was retiring or not really leaving Platinum.
Although Kamiya mentioned he needs to and can proceed to make video games, he defined that has to take a year-long break from working within the business seemingly as a result of noncompete causes. Coincidentally, Shinji Mikami, founding father of The Evil Inside and Hello-Fi Rush studio Tango Gameworks who left the corporate again in February, tweeted today that he was able to return to work after he broke “the spell of non-competition on myself.”
Kamiya additionally mentioned that his new YouTube endeavor is not going to be like beloved however equally unemployed Tremendous Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai.
“With my profession as a recreation designer being nearly 30 years, with that in thoughts, I promise to provide you issues COMPLETELY USELESS [emphasis his] to creating video games.”
Kamiya spent a while speaking about how he’s enhancing his consuming habits now that he’s unemployed, sharing his hilarious exploits attempting to make selfmade curry. His day-to-day actions are comparatively easy.
“I’ve been watching Netflix, YouTube, Disney Plus, and stuff like that. I’ve already misplaced monitor of what day it’s.”
He then ended the video with the largest flex by driving off to the unemployment workplace in a late ’80s candy-apple crimson Lamborghini Countach.
Truthfully, love that for him.