Silent Hill creator leaves Sony to form new studio
Keiichiro Toyama, creator and director of Silent Hill, has left PlayStation after more than 20 years at SCE Japan Studio.
Toyama has formed a new company, Bokeh Game Studio, and is joined by The Last Guardian and Puppeteer’s Kazunobu Sato, along with Gravity Rush lead designer Junya Okura and other former colleagues.
During his time at Sony, Toyama worked on the Siren games and then Gravity Rush and its sequel for PS4 and Vita.
Toyama’s Silent Hill series, of course, has long continued without him. The rights to the survival horror franchise remain with Konami, although no new games have been released since 2012’s Silent Hill: Book of Memories on PlayStation Vita.
Infamous interactive teaser PT surfaced in 2014, though the subsequent cancellation of that Hideo Kojima-helmed project seems to have left Konami reluctant to return.