The promise of a new calendar year is a reminder that the passage of time gets us serious and that the video game industry big names that rocked our young years are slowly but surely approaching the sweet rest of retirement.
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While Yuji Naka reminded us a few months ago that the number of projects he could still work on was decreasing from year to year and that Shigeru Miyamoto will have to turn the page one day or maybe without when Shinji Mikami sees that one of his wishes has come true goes, he dreams out loud and heralds the end of his career.
Sh inji, you are going to build an ark
The director of Resident Evil, God Hand or The Evil Within has actually entrusted himself to the magazine’s website diversity, not without going back over the past three decades in an industry that, according to the interview formula, has crowned him the “godfather of horror games”.
In addition to his unconditional love for Space Invaders or his attempts to make a career in the financial world, the interview returns after a long bracket about the license from Survival horror Now essential at Capcom in creating the Tango Gameworks studio. Launched in 2010, this new adventure is designed to act as a stepping stone for young talent and enable them to cut their teeth faster on bigger titles.
Noah the Messiah?
In addition to this accelerated training, Mikami expressed a desire to put his director’s cap on in favor of a very specific case: that of Noah, the “draft” that served as the basis for The Evil Within, very different from the original idea:
The game started out as the Noah Project but eventually evolved into something entirely different. I think if I had the chance to work on an AZ game again and put my ideas into practice, it would definitely be this project. It would be my last game as a director. Yes, that would certainly be appropriate.
Microsoft, the new owner of Mikami’s studio since taking over Bethesda last September, will he take up the post extended by the Japanese?
Keep this in mind while you wait to discover it Ghostwire: Tokyo, which Mikami is executive producer, is expected to hit PC and PS5 in 2021.