Silent Hill, Gravity Rush veterans form Bokeh Game Studio
Silent Hill, Gravity Rush veterans form Bokeh Game StudioKeiichiro Toyama, Kazunobu Sato and Junya Okura want to regain “our freedom” with new Tokyo studioMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 3rd December 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareSilent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama has teamed up with Japanese industry veterans Kazunobu Sato and Junya Okura to form a new company.Bokeh Game Studio was announced alongside a video featuring the trio in conversation about the way the industry has changed over time — reminiscing about the “atmosphere” that used to exist, when they were “making things on a whim.”The new studio will be an attempt to recapture that way of working by going independent.”It is hard, there are responsibilities, but we have our freedom,” said game director Junya Okura, whose previous credits include Gravity Rush and the Siren horror series. “This is the most important. I want to enjoy creating from now on.” Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Producer Kazunobu Sato, who worked on The Last Guardian as well as the Siren game, added that “many people we’ve worked with in the past will be joining us too.”Bokeh Game Studio’s creative director is Keiichiro Toyama, the most high profile of its founders — the chief creator of the Silent Hill, Siren and Gravity Rush series.The video, embedded below, features brief glimpses of concept art for Bokeh’s first project, which suggest something in the tradition of Silent Hill and Siren.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesDeveloper wins against Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedownTake-Two loses claim to reversed-engineered source made by fansBy Danielle Partis 2 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.