Capcom veteran Hiroyuki Kobayashi leaves studio for NetEase

Veteran Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi has introduced that he left the corporate after virtually three a long time earlier this 12 months to hitch NetEase.

Kobayashi made the announcement yesterday (August 12)  on their fiftieth birthday, posting concerning the transfer on Twitter. The trade veteran left Capcom again in March, with extra to be shared about their function at NetEase quickly (by way of VGC).

“I wish to share one thing very particular with everybody: After serving 27 years with gratitude, I’ve departed from Capcom on March 31, 2022, and will likely be formally becoming a member of NetEase Games as a producer.

“Detail plans will be shared later so please stay tuned. I will strive to continuously create more enjoyable entertainment experiences for everyone at this new company, in this new era. Thank you for the continued support,” Kobayashi concluded.

Whilst at Capcom, Kobayashi was a programmer on the unique Resident Evil and a producer on the sport’s 2002 remake, then serving as producer on titles like Devil May Cry 4, Dragon’s Dogma and Resident Evil 4.

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Resident Evil. Credit: Capcom

Kobayashi has additionally been a supervisor and producer on plenty of Capcom-inspired anime initiatives, like 2007’s Devil May Cry: The Animated Series and 2021’s Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.

NetEase additionally acquired No More Heroes developer Grasshopper Manufacture late final 12 months, with Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi establishing Nagoshi Studio as a “wholly owned subsidiary” of NetEase Games in January of this 12 months.

Nagoshi Studio consists of Nagoshi himself and eight different employees members. These embody a mixture of expertise and builders from the Yakuza collection, the Judgment video games, and Super Monkey Ball collection.

In different online game associated information, a model new South Park title has been teased by THQ Nordic and South Park Digital Studios.

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