Bloodborne producer Teruyuki Toriyama is leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment JAPAN Studio at the end of December, and it's making fans worried as Sony have been losing many talents lately.
Teruyuki Toriyama, who worked as a producer on the Demon’s Souls remake, Bloodborne, Soul Sacrifice, and ASTRO BOT, announced that he will leave Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio at the end of December.
Mr Toriyama wrote in a tweet:
“I will be leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios Japan Studio at the end of December,” Toriyama said. “To all the users who have supported Japan Studio so far, thank you so much! I will continue to take on the challenge of creating new game IPs in my new company, and I ask for your continued support.”
Toriyama’s departure follows the departure of Keiichiro Toyama (game director and designer, best known as the creator of the Silent Hill, Siren and Gravity Rush franchises), Kazunobu Sato (The Last Guardian), and Junya Okura (Gravity Rush, Siren) who left to establish Bokeh Game Studio.
Scrolling through the comments on Reddit, Resetera, Twitter etc. we see that fans are kinda worried because Sony have been losing major talent lately, especially in Japan, and Sony's focus on their other studios that make more profitable games could be the reason, reportedly.