Bloddborne and Demon’s Souls PS5 producer leaves Sony Japan Studio – GameOverLA.com
Bloodborne, Demon’s Souls and Soul Sacrifice producer Terujuki Toriyama has announced that he will be leaving Sony Japan Studio at the end of December. You go to a new company with the goal of “creating new gaming IPs.” The news follows shortly after Silent Hill veteran Keiichiro Toyama confirmed that he also left the company along with two other developers to form Bokeh Game Studio. Toriyama revealed the news on Twitter, as seen below.
[Notice] I will be leaving SIE WWS JAPAN Studio at the end of Dec. To all the users who have supported JAPAN Studio so far,thank you so much! I will continue to take on the challenge of creating new game IPs in my new company, and I ask for your continued support. #JAPANStudio
— Akira Toriyama (Teruyuki Toriyama) | SIE JAPAN Studio (@TORIYAMA_SIE) December 24, 2020
The exit raises the issue again of Sony’s development efforts in Japan, where a Bloomberg report claimed the hardware maker is losing interest in the region. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan later stated that “the Japanese market is still incredibly important to us.” What do you think of this latest revelation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.