Legendary game designer Shinji Mikami leaving Tango Gameworks
Update: Bethesda confirmed Shinji Mikami’s exit from Tango Gameworks in a short statement on social media:
Original story: Shinji Mikami, founder and CEO of Tango Gameworks, is set to leave the studio “in the coming months.” According to a new report True achievementsCiting a company-wide email verified by Bethesda.
He would be away from Tango after 12 years. Mikami formed the independent team after a stellar career at Capcom and beyond, helping to create iconic series like Resident Evil and Dino Crisis. Other notable works include God Hand, Vanquish, and The Evil Within.
“Mikami-san has been a creative leader and mentor to young developers at Tango for 12 years, through his work on the Evil Within franchise, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and of course, Hi-Fi Rush,” reads the email signed by Bethesda’s Todd Vaughn. The latter of those titles, an exclusive rhythm action game, has been described as “one of the most successful launches for Bethesda and Xbox in recent years.”
As for what’s next for the designer/director, his future plans are still unknown. Of course, Tango Gameworks falls under the Xbox first-party umbrella these days, so we assume Mikami could once again develop for multiple platforms. If he plans to continue working anyway.
A final statement released to TrueAchievements read: “We wish Mikami-san well in the future and are excited about what lies ahead for Tango’s talented developers.”
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