Don’t waste time sir Keiichiro Toyama. The one who was director of Silent Hill, Siren or Gravity Rush left Sony after more than 20 years with the company and has formed its own developer, Bokeh Game Studio.
After reveal some intentions about your next project, today the studio has released a video titled Focus, in which we can hear a series of statements by the creative about the first title of his company. All accompanied by various conceptual arts.
It seems that it will return to its own origins, since the path it has taken “is quite dark, far from my most recent titles. It is as if I went back to my roots, for example towards horror. My ideas were starting to go in that direction. “
“Rather than something deeply rooted in horror, however, I want to keep a note of entertainment. While I maintain the elements of horror, I want the player to feel exhilarated while playing.”
Toyama wants to provide another vision of the everyday life of our lives, questioning “our position, making us challenge the fact that we live in peace. I like to bring these kinds of thoughts into my concepts. I would like that that was the theme of my next game“.
He states that through reading comics he has seen “a trend in the type of content of the type ‘game of Death‘. These works tend to add entertainment to somewhat brutal worlds. I enjoy these works and read them often. Naturally, I took that approach“.
“You have these normal people driven into irrational situations. They are on edge emotionally, as they face action or drama. This influenced me and I think it will be seen in my next game.”
He admits that one of the pillars to build his titles is the stage. According to him, it is important to know “in which city or town we evolved, how these people got there, what is your emotional state. This is how I approach games. This time also the places inspired me and I started with that. I’m wandering around maps, trying various methods to create the scenery. “
What’s more, everything points to Asian culture will have some influence on your gameAfter a trip to a city in Asia, he absorbed the “own dynamism” of these populations, the “exotic touch” of them and a “feeling of modernity”.