Hiroyuki Kobayashi has announced his departure from Capcom after 27 years with the Resident Evil developer, and will now serve as a producer with NetEase Games.
Having joined Capcom back in 1995, Kobayashi-san has worked on a number of key titles with the Japanese giant, including serving as a programmer on Resident Evil (1996), planner on Dino Crisis (1999), and a producer on Devil May Cry (2001), Resident Evil 4 (2005), and Dragon’s Dogma (2012).
Here’s what Kobayashi had to say on the move:
Today, August 12th, is my 50th birthday.
As such, I would like to share something very special with everyone:
After serving 27 years with gratitude, I have departed from Capcom on March 31, 2022, and will be officially joining NetEase Games as a producer.
Detailed plans will be shared later, so please stay tuned.
I will strive to continuously create more enjoyable entertainment experiences for everyone at this new company, in this new era.
Thank you for the continued support.
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Kobayashi’s last credited game with Capcom was 2018’s Mega Man 11, where he worked as executive producer. In addition, he also worked on Resident Evil Infinite Darkness in 2021.