Veteran video game developer Keiichiro Toyama has left Sony to create a new development company called Bokeh Game Studio. Toyama is best known as the director of Silent Hill and the Gravity Rush games and will be joined by fellow Gravity Rush developer Junya Okara.
Kazunonu Sato, who worked on Puppeteer and The Last Guardian, has also joined up with Bokeh Studio and plans to create games alongside his fellow professionals that rekindle the joy for the medium.
“I want to enjoy creating from now on,” Sato explained in the studio reveal video. “Many people we’ve worked with in the past are joining us too. I’m convinced that we’ll be able to deliver something everyone will enjoy.”
Nothing is known yet about what games the studio will aim to create or how big it will be, but Toyama added that other established developers are ready to join the new studio. Some concept art can be seen in the reveal video, which features glimpses of images that have a creepy atmosphere in their design.
This week also saw Christofer Sundberg, the founder of Avalanche Studios and its former chief creative offer, announce the formation of a new studio: Liquid Swords. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Sundberg’s new studio will be focused on next-gen console and PC spectacle, crafting a new take on loud sandbox action.