Bloodborne: Sony Japan Studio is about to lose producer Yamagiwa
Bloodborne producer Masaaki Yamagiwa has announced that he will be leaving Sony Japan studio next February.
Masaaki Yamagiwa, manufacturer of Bloodborne, Deracine And Tokyo Jungle, will leave Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio at the end of February, as he announced on his profile Twitter, having also worked on games such as Soul Sacrifice And Demon’s Souls. “I will no longer be a part of Sony Interactive Entertainment later this month. I will continue to work hard to create video games. Thank you all!” This is the text of the message written by Yamagiwa on his social profiles, without revealing precise plans for his professional future.
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 り 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, 2021
The developer’s leave is the latest in a series of high-profile farewells for Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio. Teruyuki Toriyama, who was also a producer of Bloodborne, as well as the remake of Demon’s Souls, Soul Sacrifice and others, left Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio in December. And the creator of Silent Hill, Siren and Gravity Rush, Keiichiro Toyama he left with colleagues Kazunobu Sato And Junya Okura earlier that month to form the independent Bokeh Game Studio. Despite the more secluded profile of the team compared to other Western realities, Jim Ryan reiterated that Sony Japan Studio remains a strategic asset for the company, as evidenced by the success of Astro’s Playroom by Team Asobi. Sony Japan Studio is working on various projects, as confirmed by the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, but at the moment there are no news to announce.
It therefore seems that the hopes of a neighbor Bloodborne 2 move away almost entirely. Tonight, Thursday 25 February, Sony has announced a new State of Play lasting half an hour, in which it seems that it will announce a dozen titles. Most likely, among these there will not be the sequel to the much loved soulslike, even if in the past the software house has ended up surprising us. Who knows that sooner or later, perhaps with different developers, we will still be able to return to Yharnam.