Silent Hill Creator’s New Horror Game Is Choice-Driven, Will Mess With Player’s Mind
Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama is working on a brand new IP at his Bokeh Game Studio that he founded with Kazunobu Sato, founder, COO, and Producer.
In a new developer spotlight video, we get to hear more about the project and even a glimpse at some behind-the-scenes motion capture footage. We also learn when did Kazunobu Sato plan to leave Sony, and turns out it was right after Shawn Layden left the company.
Here is a summary of the main points discussed regarding the new game. Most of the video deals with the work of Kazunobu Sato but there are some interesting tidbits near the end of the developer spotlight regarding the new horror game from Bokeh Game Studio.
- Shawn Layden’s departure made Kazunobu Sato think about leaving SIE Japan Studio.
- After hearing about Keiichiro Toyama’s rough project idea, he made up his mind and left SIE Japan Studio.
- Bokeh Game Studio’s new project will likely feature third-person shooting and sword fighting.
- There will be a choice-driven story.
- The game will mess with the mind of the players.
- There will be many creatures in the game.
- There are a lot of horror elements.
- It will be an action-adventure game with a focus on characters and stories.
- The studio currently has 24-25 people that are working remotely for the past year.
- They are planning to shift to an office soon.
There is no release window for this new project from Bokeh Game Studio, but as seen in the video, the developers plan to start proper work on it soon. It doesn’t sound like it will be out anytime soon.
Keiichiro Toyama and Kazunobu Sato have worked on several notable games in the past including the Siren series, Gravity Rush, and Silent Hill. They have a lot of experience in horror games which should bode well for this new IP as a brand new studio.