Daisuke Ichihara, the head of the business expansion of the very successful Monster Hunter World, is about to leave Capcom.
In a recent interview with the Japanese publication CG World, Ichihara pointed out that he has left the publisher and developer in Osaka and now works for digital content creator ILCA (I Love Computer Arts) in Kyoto (thanks to Kotaku).
Ichihara said: “You can only live once.” “I am a mid-career employee. Under the guidance of myself and others, I really hope this young organization grows.”
Ichihara is not the only senior developer that has stepped out of the publisher’s door. Capcom has seen the departure of many senior developers in the past 12 months, including Yoshinori Ono (who has been the face of Street Fighter and legendary Capcom producer for many years) who left the company after 30 years.
Yoshida Yoshida, who has participated in games such as “Devil May Cry” and “Monster Hunter”, also announced his departure from Capcom this summer, revealing that he will go to “overseas markets for the next generation of games.”
Capcom recently confirmed that it believes that all cyber attacks that undermine the release date have been compromised. In addition to employee names, emails, and personal information in offices in Japan, the United States, and Canada, hackers also stole a lot of information about the company’s upcoming projects.
It is safe to say that with the departure of key personnel and these vulnerabilities causing serious damage to the company, Capcom has experienced difficult months.
On the bright side, Milla Jovovich is about to join Monster Hunter World: Pocahontas, thanks to some bundled DLC from the Monster Hunter movie.