Kamiya is a game designer, director, and executive vice president at PlatinumGmaes. He co-founded the company with current CEO Atsushi Inabata and former members Shinji Mikami and Tatsuya Minami on October 1, 2007.
During his time at PlatinumGames, Kamiya directed Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101, and served as creative director on Sol Cresta. Before today’s announcement, he was directing a new game codenamed Project G.G., which was said to be the final title in his self-titled “hero” trilogy following Capcom‘s Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101.
Here is the full message from PlatinumGames on Kamiya’s departure:
We regret to announce that Hideki Kamiya will be leaving PlatinumGames on October 12, 2023.
We are truly grateful for his creative ideas, leadership, and contribution to the growth of PlatinumGames from our start-up to this very day.
We believe that he will continue to succeed in his future endeavors as a game creator. We are looking forward to seeing the game industry grow into a better place with him in it. We wish him all the best for the future!
As announced on the official PlatinumGames X account, I will be leaving PlatinumGames on October 12, 2023. This came after a lot of consideration based on my own beliefs. and was by no means an easy decision to make.
However, I feel this outcome is for the best. I will continue to create in my Hideki Kamiya way. I hope you’ll keep your eyes peeled.