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Silent Hill Creator Keiichiro Toyama Founds Bokeh Game Studio

Silent Hill Creator Keiichiro Toyama Founds Bokeh Game StudioKeiichiro Toyama, the creator of games like Silent Hill, Siren and Gravity Rush, has just unveiled a brand-new video game studio called Bokeh Game Studio.

A short video released on YouTube reveals that aside from Toyama, Bokeh’s other co-founders are director Junya Okura (Siren, Gravity Rush) and producer Kazunobu Sato (The Last Guardian). In the video, the three industry veterans talk about why they founded the studio and their expectations going forward.

Okura: “Until now, there was a company providing us with a work environment… As we turn independent, we have to prepare everything ourselves. It is hard, there are responsbilities, but we have our freedom.”

Sato: “We’re now able to focus on creating games. I look forward to it… I’m convinced that we’ll be able to deliver something everyone will enjoy.”

Finally, Toyama: “First I want to fulfill our fans’ expectations, but at the same time, I want to go back and enjoy how fun it is to make games.”

The three Bokeh founders were previously based at Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio.

Bokeh is the Japanese word—now commonly used in other languages—for the out-of-focus part of a photograph.

Here’s looking forward to what the Bokeh Game Studio team produces in the future.

Source: Twitter

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.