Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya launches YouTube channel after leaving PlatinumGames: “I’m out of a job, please subscribe”

Hideki Kamiya Launches YouTube Channel After Departure from PlatinumGames

Hideki Kamiya, the renowned game director and co-founder of PlatinumGames, has started his own YouTube channel following his recent departure from the company. Kamiya, known for his work on games such as Bayonetta, Ōkami, and Devil May Cry, shared his first video on October 12 to officially announce his new venture.

In a statement released by PlatinumGames last month, the studio expressed its gratitude for Kamiya’s creative contributions and leadership while wishing him well in his future endeavors. Kamiya also thanked his fans in a separate statement, acknowledging that their support has played a crucial role in his career.

Now, in a video uploaded to his newly launched channel, aptly named Hideki Kamiya Channel, Kamiya reflects on his departure from PlatinumGames and reveals his plans for the future.

Embracing the Next Chapter

In his video, Kamiya humorously introduces himself as “unemployed” and invites viewers to subscribe to his channel. When discussing his decision to leave PlatinumGames, he explains, “I wanted to follow my beliefs as a game creator and choose the path I think is right.” Kamiya emphasizes that he is not retiring and expresses his determination to keep creating games.

However, due to undisclosed reasons, Kamiya reveals that he is unable to take on a new job in the games industry for at least a year. Despite this setback, he assures his audience that he will eventually deliver positive news and continue pursuing his passion.

A New Direction on YouTube

Concluding his video, Kamiya mentions that he will continue posting content on his channel. Although the content may not directly relate to game development, he welcomes viewers’ comments and ideas for future videos.

As Hideki Kamiya embarks on this new chapter, fans and industry enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the creative content he will share on his channel.

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