PlatinumGames boss Hideki Kamiya just quit out of nowhere

PlatinumGames boss Hideki Kamiya just quit out of nowhere
Images: Platinum Games

Written by 

Joseph Kime


25th Sep 2023 10:36

The future of Bayonetta has been on shaky ground for a little while now.

It was thought that the series could trundle forever, but after Bayonetta 3 landed almost a year ago, fans have been wondering if the witch can make a comeback that she's worthy of. It all depends on Platinum Games, the team helping to keep it afloat, and developer of titles like Nier Automata, Astral Chain, and the superlative Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

But now it looks like there could be trouble, as one of the core members of the dev team's squad has abruptly taken off.

Platinum Games' boss has left the company

Well, that came out of nowhere.

As is coming as a huge shock to the entire gaming industry, it looks as though Hideki Kamiya, the vice-president of Platinum Games, is heading off for greener pastures.

The announcement was made by the company in an image post on Twitter, revealing little about his reason for leaving, but adding that he'll be taking off on October 12.

“We are truly grateful for his creative ideas, leadership, and contribution to the growth of PlatinumGames from our start-up to this very day,” reads the post. “We are looking forward to seeing the game industry grow into a better place with him in it.”

It's a nice message from the team, but for many, this is a pretty alarming announcement.

Fans are concerned about the future of Platinum Games

Players have taken to the replies of the tweet to suggest that such a high-level member of the company's team leaving is a bad omen for the future of Platinum, and that it won't last much longer without him.

Whether this comes to be true remains to be soon, but even though the company has strong IP, they're still on shaky ground regardless. Here's hoping we're not about to see the team collapse.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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