Hideki Kamiya launches YouTube channel, vaguely explains why he left Platinum

Hideki Kamiya launches YouTube channel, vaguely explains why he left Platinum

Final month we realized that Hideki Kamiya can be resigning from PlatinumGames on October 12. Properly, the day has come, so what’s the thoughts behind video games like Satan Might Cry, Bayonetta, and extra to do subsequent? Why, begin a YouTube channel, in fact! Kamiya went stay with the appropriately named Hideki Kamiya Channel, and the primary video is up in each Japanese and English. 

The outspoken, block-happy creator didn’t waste any time attending to the query on everybody’s minds. The inaugural video addresses why he give up PlatinumGames and what his plans are subsequent. In reality, the very first thing we see is Kamiya strolling out with a field full of things from a freshly-cleared desk. “Oh effectively, I’m executed (with Platinum),” he says. “I left. I’m over it. I’m so over it.” 

With a tongue-in-cheek angle, Kamiya invitations us to sit down and have a fast chat about what’s subsequent. Let’s be a part of him and his Robocop and Mazinger figures within the video under.

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“I’m Hideki Kamiya, unemployed”

After reflecting on his profession — which began at Capcom as a planner on Resident Evil — he touches on what he’s been as much as since leaving Platinum. Kamiya says he’s been very “refreshed,” and has been watching Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, and different stuff. However certainly he isn’t simply going to stream films and TV reveals for the remainder of time, proper? All that issues to Kamiya is that he doesn’t must attend any extra boring conferences.

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As for why he give up, after some hemming and hawing he says he needed to “observe (his) beliefs as a sport creator.” He’s not going to retire but, he simply desires to decide on the proper path and transfer on. So, for these anxious, he does plan to maintain making video games. He jokes round a bit, questioning if Hamster will rent him and saying he’ll do something. “I’ll even do debugging,” he pleads. 

Viewtiful Joe
Screenshot through MobyGames

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Time effectively wasted

Within the meantime, Kamiya isn’t allowed to work within the online game trade for the subsequent 12 months. It’s not acknowledged outright, however that is seemingly as a consequence of non-compete clauses. As such, it’ll be some time earlier than we hear something thrilling from the creator. Kamiya will little doubt keep busy between online game jobs, although. He plans to go house and do some cooking. What’s going to his “infinite free time” encourage? Possibly subsequent time we see Kamiya within the trade we’ll be handled to an intense curry-cooking motion sport. 

For these head-hunting, Kamiya says he’s prepared to think about any provide “above 100 million yen a 12 months.” The ball’s in your court docket, video video games! The remainder of us shall be maintaining a tally of Kamiya’s YouTube channel for extra “fully education-free” content material. 

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Joseph Luster

Joseph has been writing about video games, anime, and films for over 20 years and loves enthusiastic about instruction manuals, discovering obscure platformers, and dreaming up a world the place he truly has area (and time) for a retro sport assortment.

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