Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has told the latest issue of Famitsu magazine of plans to open his own game studio in Tokyo. The studio will focus on bringing talented new developers into the industry.
“One of the reasons I’m building a company is to raise the game makers of the future, people who haven’t gone pro yet,” Mikami told Famitsu.
“Game development is often overseen from a pure business perspective here, which is unique to Japan, and I have the impression that environment tends to prune away young talent. I really want to make Tango a company run from a creator’s perspective, one that expands upon new talent.”
As for what his new studio will develop first: “I’d like to make a choice with the rest of the team as we grow our numbers. I’ve been speaking with a number of publishers as well, but we haven’t signed any contracts yet.”