Hideki Kamiya, one of many founders of PlatinumGames, has launched his personal YouTube channel following his formal departure from the developer immediately (October 12).
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Late final month, Kamiya mentioned that this determination “was certainly not straightforward” after nearly twenty years with PlatinumGames. Nevertheless, he was enthusiastic in regards to the prospect of “[continuing] to create in my Hideki Kamiya manner”.
Whereas he’s unable to tackle a brand new position within the video games business – Video Games Chronicle theorised that this could be owing to a non-compete clause – he has invited followers to observe alongside in his new ventures by means of his new YouTube channel. Test it out beneath:
“I’m Hideki Kamiya, unemployed. Welcome to my channel. I’m out of a job, so please subscribe,” he joked.
“I really feel very refreshed after leaving [Platinum]. I’ve been watching Netflix, Disney+, YouTube and stuff like that. I’ve already misplaced observe of what day it’s. I haven’t been to work for some time.”
He shared that when he had chosen to go away PlatinumGames, he needed to tidy up his desk and workplace on the developer, which accrued some variety of “toys and stuff like that” through the years.
Kamiya guessed that it had been about three months since he got here to the conclusion that quitting was in the very best curiosity of his profession. He has additionally been on paid trip from PlatinumGames and he didn’t shed any gentle on why he selected to step down from the corporate.
“I’d say, I left the corporate as a result of I wished to observe my beliefs as a sport creator. And to decide on the trail I believe is true and transfer on. Yeah, so I’m not going to retire but. I need to maintain creating video games,” he continued.
Kamiya was adamant that he wouldn’t be retiring and that followers ought to ignore the rumours about his subsequent transfer.
“To be tremendous clear, I’m not retiring, so long as there’s a spot that might rent me, so you recognize… I’m gonna watch for the supply. I’ll contemplate ANY OFFER ABOVE 100 million yen (£547,000) a 12 months. So if there’s any firm that want to make a suggestion, please contact me HERE!” he joked.
On the finish of the video, he picked up his cardboard field of “toys and stuff” and drove away in a purple Lamborghini Countach. “Off to the unemployment centre, see ya!” he mentioned.
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