Shiokawa’s new studio, Fahrenheit 213, will focus on the development of new intellectual property rather than work on existing titles.
“I plan to focus my career on creating new game franchises for any platform, regardless of their size,” Shiokawa told Bloomberg. “Going independent opens up many opportunities to partner with other companies.”
Shiokawa joined DELiGHTWORKS in 2016 to help steer Fate/Grand Order on the right track following a rocky launch. He previously worked at Square Enix, where he was the lead planner on Kingdom Hearts II, concept director for Dissidia: Final Fantasy, and writer and creative direction for Murdered: Soul Suspect.