After 12 years with Tango Gameworks, Shinji Mikami has announced he is leaving the studio.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) February 23, 2023
Initially, TrueAchievements revealed it had seen emails regarding the news that Mikami was set to depart the studio he helped create over a decade ago. The email from Bethesda’s Todd Vaughn was set to hit inboxes later today citing that “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,” the email continues, “one of the most successful launches for Bethesda and Xbox in recent years, generated significant positive momentum for the business and Tango.”
Shinji Mikami has been a staple in the games industry for years, working at Capcom where he worked and co-created the Resident Evil series, before moving to Clover Studio and PlatinumGames, where he would work on games like God Hand and Vanquish.