Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio has lost a key member of its team, with Bloodborne and Demon’s Souls producer Teruyuki Toriyama announcing his departure from the company. Toriyama-san also worked on Astro Bot Rescue Mission.
Toriyama confirmed his departure in a post on Twitter today, posting the following message to the social media platform:
[Notice] I will be leaving SIE WWS JAPAN Studio at the end of Dec. To all the users who have supported JAPAN Studio so far,thank you so much! I will continue to take on the challenge of creating new game IPs in my new company, and I ask for your continued support.
Toriyama’s departure is the latest in a number of high-profile exits from SIE Japan Studio, with Silent Hill and Gravity Rush creator Keiichiro Toyama having left this year to form a new outfit known as Bokeh Game Studio. He was joined by Junya Okura and Kazunobu Sato, who departed Sony after nearly 20 years with the firm.