A veteran Capcom producer who worked on several Resident Evil Games is leaving the company after 27 years to join Chinese mobile game developer and tech firm NetEase Games.
Hiroyuki Kobayashi announced the career shift in a tweet (below), in which he confirmed his new role as a producer at NetEase and said more details would follow at a later date.
— 小林裕幸 (@HiroKobaP) August 12, 2022
“After serving 27 years with gratitude, I have departed from Capcom on March 31, 2022, and will officially be joining NetEase Games as a producer,” Kobayashi said. “I will strive to continuously create more enjoyable entertainment experiences for everyone at this new company, in this new era.”
Kobayashi started at Capcom in 1995 and was a programmer on the first two Resident Evil games, a planner for the original Dino Crisis, and producer on the original Devil May Cry. He was also a producer on Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil 4, Killer 7, and Dragon’s Dogma among other things, and most recently was executive producer on Mega Man 11.
NetEase is currently developing the Harry Potter Magic Awakened virtual trading card game, Dead by Daylight Mobile, The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, and more. It’s also rumoured to be working on a Destiny mobile game with Bungie.
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