Legendary Game Director Hideki Kamiya Departs PlatinumGames
Co-founder and Bayonetta director steps down from PlatinumGames, hinting at a future in game development
Hideki Kamiya, the renowned game director behind titles like Bayonetta, and co-founder of PlatinumGames, is bidding farewell to the company he helped establish in 2006 when it was known as Seeds Inc. While this move may come as a surprise to some, it follows Kamiya’s recent promotion to Vice President within the organization. Kamiya took to social media to express the difficulty of his decision, stating that it was “by no means an easy decision to make.”
Kamiya’s tenure at PlatinumGames will officially conclude on October 12, allowing him a few more weeks in his current role. As for the reasons behind his departure, Kamiya mentioned that it “came after a lot of consideration based on my own beliefs,” but chose not to delve into further details. He did, however, reassure fans that he intends to continue making games in his distinctive “Hideki Kamiya way.” While his future plans remain undisclosed, considering he is only 52 years old, it’s highly unlikely that he will opt for complete retirement.