Game News Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Dino Crisis: a Capcom legend leaves the studio for new horizons
After 27 years of good and loyal service for Capcom, producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi wanted to announce his departure from the studio. He joins another giant of the Asian video game scene.
A talented producer
Capcom is letting go of one of the big names in the Japanese video game scene with the departure of Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Active since the 90s, Hiroyuki Kobayashi began his career as a programmer on the very first opus of resident Evil before working on the license Dino Crisis. As a producer, he oversaw some of Capcom’s biggest games such as Resident Evil 4, Devil May Cry or Killer 7 by Suda51.
Among his other feats of arms, Hiroyuki Kobayashi led the saga for a long time
Sengoku Basarastill quite unknown in the West but very popular in the Land of the Rising Sun.
His last years, he leaves video games aside to focus on adapting Capcom’s licenses by collaborating on several occasions with Netflix on its various series such as Dragon’s Dogma or Resident Evil.
The producer, who celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday, wanted to communicate his departure on Twitter.
New projects in the works
Don’t worry, Hiroyuki Kobayashi should bounce back very quickly after this departure as he joins the Chinese giant NetEase Games. As he explains via Twitter, the producer is already working on new projects.
After 27 years serving Capcom, I officially left the studio on March 31 (end of the fiscal year, editor’s note) to join NetEase Games as a producer. Plans will be unveiled shortly, please stay tuned. I will strive to create even more entertainment experiences for everyone within this new company, in this new era.
We can’t wait to find out what Mr. Kobayashi has in store for us in the future. It will be necessary to monitor his social networks before knowing his next projects.