After saying that he would accomplish that late final month, Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya left his job as vice chairman at PlatinumGames on October 12. And the exact same day he turned freed from the studio he’d co-founded, he additionally hard-launched a brand new YouTube channel, “Hideki Kamiya Channel.” Its first and solely video (which has two variations, with English or Japanese subtitles) options Kamiya explaining his resolution to go away Platinum, what he’ll do now that he’s left, and his prolonged ideas on making curry.
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“[I] made CURRY the opposite day,” English subtitles say. “I had cravings for home made curry. […] I went to the grocery store and purchased elements whereas wanting on the recipe on my cellphone. It says one onion, or perhaps it was one-and-a-half, and one potato…”
Yeah, Kamiya doesn’t appear anguished about leaving Platinum, the place he directed action-adventure sport The Fantastic 101 and supervised each Bayonetta follow-up. The video exhibits him carrying a field filled with collectible collectible figurines and plushies down from the Platinum workplace, about which he can solely say, “I’m over it. I’m so over it.”
Later within the video, Kamiya—together with his silver sport sun shades on—says that it’s been three months since he settled on quitting Platinum, which he needed to do out of his “beliefs as a sport creator.”
“I’m not going to retire but,” he says. “I wish to preserve creating video games,” although “causes” he couldn’t elaborate on—in all probability a non-compete clause hooked up to his contract at Platinum—forestall him from working within the gaming business for no less than a 12 months. For now, Kamiya, who’s been within the gaming business for some 30 years, says he’s feeling “very refreshed” watching Netflix as a substitute of “[attending] these boring conferences with all types of vital individuals.” He guarantees to publish solely “fully ineffective” info on his YouTube channel.
“[My channel] gained’t be assist to anybody desirous to be within the gaming business,” he says. (Pictures fired, Sakurai.) Then he drives his bitter cherry purple Lamborghini into body. He pushes open one in every of its batwing doorways to talk to the digital camera: “Off to the UNEMPLOYMENT CENTER. See ya!”
I’m joyful for him—the one factor extra fulfilling than spending a long time of your life turning into a serious, highly effective determine in a cutthroat, artistic business is doing completely nothing.