Hideki Kamiya

Hideki Kamiya has confirmed he will be leaving Japanese studio PlatinumGames on 12th October 2023. The director of classics like Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry, and Okami, Kamiya shared the news on Twitter and explained the decision was "based on my own beliefs and was by no means an easy decision to make". It sounds like Kamiya could stay in the gaming industry following his departure, though, as he says he'll "continue to create in my Hideki Kamiya way".

PlatinumGames issued a statement alongside the creator's personal post, with the studio wishing him the best for the future. "We are truly grateful for his creative ideas, leadership, and contribution to the growth of PlatinumGames from our start-up to this very day. We believe that he will continue to succeed in his future endeavours as a game creator."

Kamiya began his career in the gaming industry at Capcom, where he helped create Resident Evil and Devil May Cry before joining Clover Studio to serve as the director of Viewtiful Joe. With the assistance of Shinji Mikami and Atsushi Inaba, he founded PlatinumGames in 2006 and went on to bring the Bayonetta series, The Wonderful 101, and Astral Chain to market. Most recently, Kamiya has been serving as director of Project G.G., but it hasn't been shown publicly for a number of years now.

"We are looking forward to seeing the game industry grow into a better place with him in it," the PlatinumGames post concludes. "We wish him all the best for the future!"

[source twitter.com]