Former Resident Evil director and survival horror legend Shinji Mikami says he wants to direct at least one more game.
Shinji Mikami was the director of some of the early Resident Evil titles, making him a living legend in the horror game genre. Not only did he help create one of the pioneering franchises for the survival horror genre and coin the term “survival horror,” but he also continues to work on many other compelling horror titles. According to a recent interview, Mikami wants to direct at least one more game before stepping down as director.
Over the years, Shinji Mikami’s game portfolio has expanded with many classics like Resident Evil 4, hits like Dino Crisis or The Evil Within, and even action titles like Vanquish . He has been heavily involved in many projects, especially after establishing his own studio, Tango Gameworks.
Although Mikami isn’t directing the upcoming Ghostwire: Tokyo action-adventure title, he’s still playing a key role in the project. In a recent interview with VG247, Mikami noted that he has now delegated the directing duties to other members of Tango Gameworks. However, he expressed his desire to direct another game before retiring. As for that game, it’s unclear when he’s planning this final product, but it probably won’t be released in the near future.
Shinji Mikami is now 56 years old and has been working in the video game industry for over 30 years. During that time period, he produced a number of memorable hits, leaving his mark on the entire gaming industry. It’s clear that he created Tango Gameworks to give a new generation of young and talented creators a chance to spread and thrive. Ghostwire: Tokyo is a strong supporter of Mikami’s goals, but it’s not too surprising to learn that he’s not quite ready to give up the director’s chair yet.
Zenimax producer Masato Kimura noted that they don’t want Shinji Mikami to call the upcoming title his last. The final game that Mikami will direct seems to still be a while away. Fans of Resident Evil and other Mikami works can still look forward to more titles with his signature before the legendary game director steps down.
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