Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Father Of Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami, To Open New Studio

Renowned game director and producer Shinji Mikami is leaving Platinum Games and Osaka behind to start his own studio in Tokyo. Mikami said of the matter:
"One of the reasons I'm building a company is to raise the game makers of the future, people who haven't gone pro yet."

"Game development is often overseen from a pure business perspective here, which is unique to Japan, and I have the impression that environment tends to prune away young talent. I really want to make Tango a company run from a creator's perspective, one that expands upon new talent."

"I'd like to make a choice with the rest of the team as we grow our numbers. I've been speaking with a number of publishers as well, but we haven't signed any contracts yet."
Seems that despite the years Mikami has spent in the Japanese games industry his desire to make truly individual games and allow new talent to flourish are as important to him as ever. Nice to see that age hasn’t dampened his desire to bring gamers new and refreshing gameplay experiences. Let’s hope his new game Vanquish continues that trend.

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