After asserting that he would achieve this late final month, Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya left his job as vp at PlatinumGames on October 12. And the exact same day he grew to become 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 choice to go away Platinum, what he’ll do now that he’s left, and his prolonged ideas on making curry.
“[I] made CURRY the opposite day,” English subtitles say. “I had cravings for do-it-yourself curry. […] I went to the grocery store and purchased substances whereas wanting on the recipe on my telephone. It says one onion, or possibly 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 reveals 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—along with his silver sport sun shades on—says that it’s been three months since he settled on quitting Platinum, which he wished to do out of his “beliefs as a sport creator.”
“I’m not going to retire but,” he says. “I wish to hold creating video games,” although “causes” he couldn’t elaborate on—in all probability a non-compete clause connected to his contract at Platinum—stop 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 an alternative of “[attending] these boring conferences with every kind of essential folks.” He guarantees to put up solely “utterly ineffective” data on his YouTube channel.
“[My channel] received’t be assist to anybody desirous to be within the gaming business,” he says. (Photographs fired, Sakurai.) Then he drives his bitter cherry pink Lamborghini into body. He pushes open certainly one of its batwing doorways to talk to the digital camera: “Off to the UNEMPLOYMENT CENTER. See ya!”
I’m comfortable for him—the one factor extra fulfilling than spending many years of your life turning into a serious, highly effective determine in a cutthroat, inventive business is doing completely nothing.