Bokeh Game Studio is dreaming up a new nightmare
Keiichiro Toyama, the driving force behind Silent Hill, Siren, and Gravity Rush, has left Sony to form an independent studio – Bokeh Game Studio – with Kazunobu Sato (the producer of The Last Guardian and a character designer for Siren) and Junya Okura (the lead game designer on the Gravity Rush series).
At their newly-established Bokeh Game Studio, Toyama hopes to “fulfill our fans’ expectations” while enjoying “how fun it is to make games” again with more freedom. “Honestly, I can’t forget the atmosphere we used to work in back in the day,” he said. “Making things on a whim. Just improvising.”
“Many people we’ve worked with in the past are joining us too,” according to Sato.
In the introduction video, there are a few good glimpses of concept art for a decidedly body-horror-looking project. It feels like the end of an era in many respects, but I am so down to be scared again.