It is always a shame to see how those responsible behind such important works leave their positions, but their motives are above any external questioning.
Masaaki Yamagiwa, producer of works such as Bloodborne, Deracine or Tokyo Jungle, has announced through his Twitter account that will abandon the discipline of Sony Japan Studio at the end of February.
2 月末 で SIE JAPAN Studio を 離 れ る こ と に な り ま し た。 こ れ ま で あ り が と う ご ざ い ま し た。 次 の 場所 で も ゲ ー ム 制作 を 頑 張 り。
I’m leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment at the end of this month. I’m going to continue working hard on creating games. Many thanks to everyone! pic.twitter.com/WPpiLpCtoY
– 山 際 眞 晃 Masaaki Yamagiwa (@giwamasa) February 25, 2021
I am leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment at the end of this month. I will continue to work hard on creating games. Thank you very much to all!
What seems to be kept under the mystery is still Yamagiwa’s new destination or future plans, so we will have to wait to learn more about it. This is not the first loss that Sony Japan Studio has suffered in recent times.
Teruyuki Toriyama, producer of works like Bloodborne or Demon’s Souls, left Japan Studio last December. On the other hand, Keiichiro Toyama also left the studio in December, along with Kazunobu Sato and Junya Okura, to form Bokeh Game Studio, its independent developer. In fact, already has shown part of his work Recently.