PlatinumGames Co-Founder is Leaving the Company


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By: Jason Siu


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PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya is leaving the company on October 12

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Hideki Kamiya, arguably the most prominent figure at PlatinumGames, has announced his departure from the company he co-founded. Since joining PlatinumGames in 2006, Kamiya has made a name for himself by directing hits like Bayonetta and cult classic The Wonderful 101. Prior to co-founding PlatinumGames, Kamiya was at Capcom, where he contributed to iconic series such as Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and Okami.

As of now, neither Kamiya nor PlatinumGames have disclosed the reasons behind his departure. We’re sure the internet will be speculating soon enough. In light of Capcom’s recent successes, it wouldn’t be surprising if Kamiya were to return to his former workplace.

The following was posted on PlatinumGames Inc.’s official X account:

We regret to announce that Hideki Kamiya will be leaving PlatinumGames on October 12, 2023.

We are truly grateful for his creative ideas, leadership, and contribution to the growth of PlatinumGames from our start-up to this very day.

We believe that he will continue to succeed in his future endeavors as a game creator. We are looking forward to seeing the game industry grow into a better place with him in it. We wish him all the best for the future!

Kamiya also took to X to confirm the news and said the following:

As announced on the official PlatinumGames X account, I will be leaving PlatinumGames on October 12, 2023. This came after a lot of consideration based on my own beliefs. and [sic] was by no means an easy decision to make. However, I feel this outcome is for the best. I will continue to create in my Hideki Kamiya way. I hope you’ll keep your eyes peeled.

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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