Veteran Capcom Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi Joins NetEase Games
Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi has announced his departure from Capcom after 27 years. To mark his 50th birthday, he will be taking on the same job at Chinese video game giant NetEase.
Kobayashi started out as a programmer on Resident Evil series in the ’90s and acted as a producer on series such as The Dino Crisis, Sengoku Basara and Devil May Cry. He is also credited as a producer on Dragon dogma and in recent times, executive producer on Mega Man 11. He shared his latest career move via social media:
Today, August 12th is my 50th birthday. So I want to share something very special with everyone: After 27 years of grateful service, I left Capcom on March 31, 2022 and will officially join NetEase Games as the host. manufacturing. Detailed plans will be shared later, so stay tuned. I will continue to strive to create even more enjoyable entertainment experiences for everyone at this new company, this new era. Thank you for your continued support. Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Kobayashi’s move followed a string of similar stories in recent times. NetEase last year acquired Suda51’s studio, Grasshopper Manufacture. The Monkey Ball and Yakuza creator Toshihori Nagoshi also established a new studio under NetEase.
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