Former SIE Japan Executive Producer Masami Yamamoto announced on his private Twitter account that he had established a brand new firm named EPIGRAsm on March 31, 2021. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

In the announcement tweet, which we have now translated under, Yamamoto confirmed that he’s nonetheless working to supply new video games in his personal firm.

I’m sorry if this seems like a lie on April Fools, however yesterday on March 31, I established EPIGRAsm, Co., Ltd. I had already loved dwelling with issues I like sufficient till now, so from right here on I need to get pleasure from a conduct precept of ‘living with the person I like.’ I’m nonetheless doing my greatest on a number of issues, comparable to producing video games!

On March 15, 2021, Masami Yamamoto introduced that he had left SIE Japan Studio on the finish of February 2021. He started his profession as a recreation producer with the 1998 PlayStation recreation Tenchu: Stealth Assassins. He was additionally recognized for working as the manager producer of Bloodborne, in addition to creating Tokyo Jungle and the What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord? sequence.

With the institution of EPIGRAsm, Masami Yamamoto adopted within the footsteps of Keiichiro Toyama, the creator of Siren and Gravity Rush who based Bokeh Game Studio after leaving SIE and is now engaged on a brand new horror recreation.

More Japanese SIE workers members, comparable to Bloodborne Senior Producer Kentaro Motomura and Gravity Rush Character Designer Shunsuke Saito additionally left the corporate. SIE’s JAPAN Studio was re-organized on April 1, 2021, leaving solely Team ASOBI intact to develop the Astro Bot sequence.