Hideki Kamiya Starts a New YouTube Channel

    Unable to work in the gaming industry for a year.

    Former PlatinumGames executive and developer Hideki Kamiya has opened a new YouTube channel following his departure from the company on October 12. Kamiya is unable to work in the gaming industry for a year, but he’s planning to past the time by making YouTube videos. 

    On September 25, PlatinumGames released an official statement, revealing that Hideki Kamiya will leave the company after spending nearly 16 years there. The announcement was shocking for fans at the time, but many wished Kamiya well on his next endeavor. On Kamiya’s new YouTube channel, the developer discusses his plans and future after PlatinumGames. 

    Hideki Kamiya opened his new YouTube channel and reiterated that he left PlatinumGames to follow his beliefs as a game creator. He confirms that he can’t work in the games industry for a year, which is likely due to a non-compete clause. Kamiya’s colleague, Shinji Mikami, also adhered to a non-compete clause after leaving Tango Gameworks. 

    Since Kamiya cannot work in the gaming industry for a while, he’s asking fans for suggestions about potential YouTube videos. He will (jokingly) consider offers for a job positions offering 100 million yen a year. However, Kamiya reiterates once more that he will not contribute to the gaming industry at all for the next year due to the reasons he alluded to (non-compete clause). He hopes to bring good news regarding his position in the gaming industry once the one year period is over.

    Watch the new video from Hideki Kamiya’s YouTube channel.

    Let’s Ask Kamiya! – Why’d he quit? What are his plans? 

    Hideki Kamiya directed the iconic Bayonetta series at PlatinumGames, and he was directing the new Project G.G. game before his departure was announced. He also had aspirations for the future of the Bayonetta series following the releases of Bayonetta 3 and Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon. Kamiya co-founded PlatinumGames alongside Atsushi Inaba, Shinji Mikami, and Tatsuya Minami on October 1, 2007. 

    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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