Japanese developer PlatinumGames has announced Hideki Kamiya’s imminent departure from the studio.
Kamiya was one of the original founders of Platinum alongside Shinji Mikami, Atsushi Inaba and Tatsuya Minami in 2007, unifying the remains of Capcom’s Clover studio after its closure.
His career began at Capcom with the first Resident Evil, becoming director of the successful Resident Evil 2 and later titles such as Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe and Okami.
In addition to being an integral part of the creation of PlatinumGames, he was one of the visible faces of the studio and director of titles such as Bayonetta or The Wonderful 101, although in recent years he had had a role mainly as a project supervisor.
His next announced game as director was called Project GG and we still don’t know if it will continue to be developed under new leadership.
Kamiya will be leaving PlatinumGames on October 12. In a statement, the company thanked him for “his creative ideas, leadership and contribution to the growth of PlatinumGames.”
“We believe he will continue to be successful in his future adventures as a game creator. We look forward to seeing the gaming industry become a better place with him. We wish him the best for the future!”