Masami Yamamoto leaves Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio

The latest in a long line of departing creators.

Masami Yamamoto

Masami Yamamoto left Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio on January 28, the developer announced on Twitter.

Yamamoto was an external production director and executive producer, and has worked on titles such as the No Heroes Allowed series, Tokyo Jungle, Rain, Bloodborne, Soul Sacrifice, Freedom Wars, and more.

“Including my last position at Sony Music Entertainment, I was with Sony Group for 25 years,” Masami said. “As a game creator, my job at a first-party was full of happiness. And it was all thanks to your support. Ah, in the future, I’ll be able to make games on any platform… what a strange feeling!”

Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed back in February that it will reorganize Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio into a new organization on April 1, re-centering it to Team ASOBI, the creative team behind Astro’s Playroom. Masami is the latest in a long line of developers who have left the company as a result of its downsizing.

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