Keiichiro Toyama first made a name for himself, writing and running the first Silent Hill in Konami. He moved to Sony’s Japan Studio in 1999 and today announced that he has left to start his own studio.
During his time at the Japan Studio, Toyama was a creative force creating both Siren and Gravity Rush. Stylistically, the games couldn’t be more different, which has always made Toyama one of Sony’s most interesting internal developers.
His new outfit is called Bokeh Game Studio. You can see what looks like some kind of concept art or drawings in the the introductory clip below:
Toyama is accompanied by Kazunobu Sato, who designed Puppeteer and was a producer on The last guardianand Junya Okura, who worked as a designer on Gravity. It should be interesting to see what the trio does.