In December, veteran sport designer Keiichiro Toyama introduced he had left Sony Interactive’s since-shuttered Japan Studio, the place he’d labored for greater than 20 years, creating sport collection like Siren and Gravity Rush. Earlier than that, nevertheless, Toyama was well-known for creating Silent Hill at Konami.
Toyama has since struck out on his personal, forming a brand new firm known as Bokeh Recreation Studio with sport director Junya Okura and producer Kazunobu Sato, each of whom labored on the Siren collection. The individuals behind Bokeh have begun teasing their subsequent venture, which Toyama describes as a special sort of horror sport. Bokeh has additionally launched tantalizing idea artwork for its unannounced venture, together with one piece proven earlier this week on the studio’s Twitter and Fb accounts.
In a video launched in February, Toyama stated he’d been drawn again to horror — the style he explored in Silent Hill and three Siren video games — however wished to look at it by means of the lens of “on a regular basis life being shaken.” Toyama additionally cited the works of movie administrators Wong Kar-Wai and Fruit Chan as inspiration for his subsequent sport.
“I would like the participant to really feel exhilarated,” Toyama stated, explaining that he wished to current horror with “an leisure be aware.”
“Relatively than exhibiting scary issues, it ought to query our place,” he stated, “make us problem the truth that we’re dwelling peacefully.” The idea he was fascinated by exploring, he defined, was “common individuals pushed into irrational conditions,” the place “they’re on the sting emotionally whereas coping with motion or drama.”
Bokeh Recreation Studio plans to launch its debut sport on a wide range of platforms, probably as early as 2023. If you wish to be taught extra, and see extra potential idea artwork from the venture (that’s, for those who’re comfy with the kind of imagery seen under), take a look at this Bokeh-produced interview with Toyama on YouTube.