In a bit of surprising early week news, Platinum Games co-founder and vice president Hideki Kamiya has announced that he’s leaving the company.
The news comes via a social media post by both the studio and Kamiya himself.
“We regret to announce that Hideki Kamiya will be leaving PlatinumGames on October 12, 2023,” the studio said. “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 endeavors as a game creator. We are looking forward to seeing the game industry grow into a better place with him in it. We wish him all the best for the future!”
As far as the reason why, Kamiya said it had to do with his “own beliefs”.
“This came after a lot of consideration based on my own beliefs. And was by no means an easy decision to make,” he said. “However, I feel this outcome is for the best. I will continue to create in my Hideki Kamiya way. I hope you’ll keep your eyes peeled.”
Founded in 2006, Platinum Games has been responsible for the Bayonetta series and Nier: Automata, among others. Prior to co-founding the studio in 2006, Kamiya worked for Capcom for 12 years where he worked on Resident Evil, Viewtiful Joe, and Devil May Cry.
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