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The creator of Silent Hill leaves Sony to start his own game studio

Silent Hill’s father, Keiichiro Toyama, went off on his own to start a new game studio called Bokeh Game Studio. Sam announced it this week via the video you can watch above.

Fra venstre: Junya Okura, Keiichiro Toyama and Kazunobu Sato. Screenshot: Bokeh Game Studio

Toyama is best known for creating the first Silent Hill game in 1999, before leaving Konami and moving to Sony Japan. As a producer for PlayStation, he worked as a director, designer and screenwriter on both the Siren: Blood Curse and Gravity Rush series.

Despite working well with Sony Toyama, he felt he needed a change to fulfill his own ambitions.

– The global gaming industry has changed rapidly and is changing all the time. As I participated in this ride day after day, I felt that extensive changes were necessary to achieve my own ambitions. That’s why I decided to become independent, says Toyama in an interview with Famitsu (Via Gematsu).

The first game will be an action adventure game

In Bokeh, Toyama brought with him two other veterans of Japanese game development. Kazunobu Sato has experience as a producer on The Last Guardian, and Junya Okura collaborated with Toyama on Gravity Rush.

Exactly what the trio has planned, they are keeping a secret for now. However, for Famitsu Toyama he confirmed that work is underway on the first game in the program. It will be a brand new action adventure that will be released on “cross platforms”.

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