What’s the creator of Silent Hill engaged on now? (pic: Bokeh Sport Studio)
The creator of Silent Hill and Forbidden Siren has revealed his first undertaking at his new studio, as Sony loses one other veteran developer.
The director and author of the unique Silent Hill has introduced his first recreation since leaving Sony and organising his personal firm referred to as Bokeh Sport Studio.
Toyama left Konami in 1999 and as a substitute of engaged on any of the opposite Silent Hill video games created the Forbidden Siren sequence at Sony, and later the Gravity Rush franchise.
His new undertaking doesn’t have a reputation but, however it’s described as a ‘an motion journey recreation that may attraction to followers of my earlier work’. In a short interview with IGN he downplays the horror parts, however the art work you may see within the video beneath does look fairly horrific, in a great way.
‘If something, this might be extra of a horror-oriented recreation. However we’ll concentrate on making this a broader leisure expertise, relatively than a hardcore horror recreation,’ stated Toyama.
(Rumours of a new Silent Hill game have been rampant all yr, regardless of an absence of proof, however there’s zero suggestion that Toyama is engaged on any such undertaking.)
‘We’re creating with PC because the lead platform, however we hope to launch the sport on as many console platforms as doable’, added Toyama – as he revealed the studio is aiming for a 2023 launch date.
Past mentioning that the sport may have ‘battles and story parts’ there aren’t some other actual particulars however Toyama mentions that, not like when he was at Sony, he’ll be capable to give common updates on his progress.
Toyama left Sony together with a number of of his colleagues earlier within the month, amidst rumours that Sony is beginning to sideline Japanese development.
That, in fact, has been denied however this week Bloodborne and FromSoftware producer Teruyuki Toriyama additionally left Sony Japan Studio, after years on the firm.
Though each video games have been created by exterior studios Japan Studio works equally to Sony Santa Monica in that in addition to making its personal video games it additionally helps and advises different builders who’re engaged on PlayStation exclusives.
In his goodbye tweet Toriyama mentions creating new IP at his personal studio, so it doesn’t appear as if he’s becoming a member of Bokeh, however it means Sony has misplaced one other skilled developer – and left rival Microsoft with two very tempting new Japanese studios to try to purchase up.
Given the Sony rumours it’s regarding that this may be changing into a sample, though Toyama mentions being impressed by Ico creator Fumito Ueda, who additionally left Sony to work as an unbiased, and it’s doable each creators are being influenced extra by his exit than any main dissatisfaction with Sony.
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