After 27 years with Capcom, a producer of Resident Evil has returned to NetEase

After 27 years with Capcom, a producer of Resident Evil has returned to NetEase ...

After 27 years as producer for Capcom, he has decided to join NetEase.

Hiroyuki Kobayashi, a Capcom producer well-known for making several Resident Evil games, announced on Twitter today that he will leave the company on March 31, and will now take on a producer position with NetEase.

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Kobayashi announced that he will leave Capcom on March 31st 2022 and will join NetEase Games as a producer in this new generation. He hasnt disclosed the details of the next game he is working on, but told fans to keep an eye on the news.

Kobayashi was a programmer for the original Resident Evil game and its sequel, Resident Evil 2. He was also a planner and producer for the Resident Evil games such as Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, Resident Evil 4, and Resident Evil 6 that followed, as well as being a member of a number of Capcom franchises, including Sengoku Basara, Dragons Dogma, and Mega Man.

Kobayashi isn't the only Japanese game producer to join NetEase this year. Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator of the Yakuza franchise, joined the company in January to create Nagoshi Studio, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of NetEase.