The creator of Resident Evil and studio head of Tango Gameworks Shinji Mikami is going to leave the studio even after the big success of its latest title.
According to TrueAchievements, it has seen and can verify an email sent to ZeniMax employees that Mikami is going to depart Tango Gameworks and will step down as a studio head. To note, this is a studio that he founded after he left CAPCOM. This was also confirmed by Bethesda after a spokesperson spoke with the media outlet later.
“I am writing today to let you know that studio head Shinji Mikami has decided to leave Tango Gameworks in the coming months.
“Mikami-san has been a creative leader and supportive mentor to young developers at Tango for 12 years through his work on the Evil Within franchise, Ghostwire: Tokyo and, of course, Hi-Fi Rush.”
Tango Gameworks is the studio behind five games: The Evil Within, The Evil Within 2, Ghostwire: Tokyo, mobile game Hero Dice, and the recently released PC and Xbox game Hi-Fi Rush.