Bloodborne producer Masaaki Yamagiwa leaves Sony Japan Studio. The studio loses another big shot.
The announcement comes via the Twitter profile of the producer Yamagiwa himself who, thanks to a photo taken outside the offices, communicates:
“I will be leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment at the end of this month, but will continue to work hard to create new games. Thank you all!"
2 月末 で SIE JAPAN Studio を 離 れ る こ と に な り ま し た。 こ れ ま で あ り が と う ご ざ い ま し た。 次 の 場所 で も ゲ ー ム 制作 を 頑 張 ま り
I'm leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment at the end of this month. I'm going to continue working hard on creating games. Many thanks to everyone! pic.twitter.com/WPpiLpCtoY
- 山 際 眞 晃 Masaaki Yamagiwa (@giwamasa) February 25
This is the umpteenth loss within Sony Japan Studio, after the farewell of Keiichiro Toyama - author of Silent Hill, Siren, Gravity Rush - and producer of Demon's Souls Teruyuki Toriyama, and this can only make us think of a period of internal turmoil within the company.
Hopes to see a sequel to Bloodborne are fading more and more, also thanks to the years of deathly silence that separate us from the exclusive PS4.