More than two months after leaving Platinum Games, Hideki Kamiya, co-creator of The Wonderful 101 and director of Bayonetta, has revealed the reason for his departure from the studio. In a new interview with IGNKamiya told the publication that he decided to leave “because I felt that the direction the company was heading in was different from my beliefs as a developer.”
“Without that element of trust, I could not continue working there, so I left, so that I could continue working in what I consider to be the right way,” Kamiya said. “I don’t think of games as products, but as works of art. I want to put my artistry into games and present games that only Hideki Kamiya could make, so that players can enjoy Hideki Kamiya’s games exactly as they are. .
“I decided to leave the company and make my own path, to continue making games that reflect the developers who made them.”
Kamiya announced in September that he was leaving the company. His last day was October 12, and on the same day, he revealed that he had started a YouTube channel. Throughout his final month at Platinum, his departure and the creation of Hideki Kamiya’s channel, Kamiya did not reveal the reason for leaving the studio, leaving fans wondering about the decision. Thanks to this new interview with IGNWe now know it was a matter of creative direction.
In the interview, Kamiya said that he had many in-depth discussions with Platinum Club President Atsushi Inaba about his possible departure, and did not decide to leave until after the agreement on Monday.
“Inaba also had his own set of beliefs as head of the company,” Kamiya said. IGN. “Although his beliefs differed from mine, we talked about them comprehensively, so we were satisfied with the outcome we reached.”
Kamiya said the reaction from Platinum’s development teams was one of sadness, with some even crying in his office while talking to him about it. Despite the sadness, Kamiya said he did not regret his decision to resign.
To learn more about Kamiya’s passing, his future, and his thoughts on developing the game, check out Be sure to read IGN The full interview is here.
Before co-founding Platinum in February 2006, Kamiya worked on Capcom’s Resident Evil series, where he helped plan and direct the first game, as well as the Devil May Cry series. He also directed the first Viewtiful Joe game, then Okami in 2006 at Capcom’s Clover Studio. Capcom shut down Clover later that year, but Platinum was already more or less established under the name Seeds, Inc. It was later renamed Platinum Games and the rest is history.
Kamiya is leaving Platinum more than 17 years after its founding alongside Shinji Mikami, who is no longer around and left Tango Gameworks earlier this year, and Atsushi Inaba, who is the studio’s CEO.
While you wait to find out what Kamiya plans to do next, read on Detective game Check out Bayonetta and then check out our thoughts on The Wonderful 101. Read on Detective game Bayonetta 3 review Next up, then read our review of Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.
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