Motohiro Okubo

Motohiro Okubo Departs Bandai Namco

Serving nearly 25 years with Bandai Namco, Tekken 7, Pac-Man 99, and Soulcalibur VI producer Motohiro Okubo is leaving Bandai Namco.

In a statement on Twitter, Okubo revealed his last day is August 31, and that he is moving to a new game company in Shibuya. The full statement from Okubo is below:

It’s been a while, but I will leave Bandai Namco Entertainment on August 31. From tomorrow, I will be working at a game company located in Shibuya. 25 years ago, I joined the former Namco and met various people. I am grateful to all the people I met.

Especially through SoulCalibur VI, I received enormous power from players all over the world. Thank you very much.

I’d like to show various goods I received from everyone, but there are too many! Allow me to show the 9 million units cushion, received last week from the development team of Tekken and SoulCalibur!

Once again thank you, thank you and thank you!