Keiichiro Toyama, the creator of franchises like Silent Hill and Gravity Rush, has teased that he’s collaborating with a “famous Japanese creator”. The former Japan Studio man left Sony earlier in the year to form a new independent team named Bokeh Game Studio, and is working on a horror title alongside fellow veterans Junya Okura and Kazunobu Sato – the latter of whom was a lead designer on Puppeteer.
As part of an interview with Al Hub, he talked a little more about the project: “We’re obviously still at an early period, so there’s not a lot we can actually say, but we are looking to create an experience that can be enjoyed widely by a range of people. So, for example, we intend for our game to have a setting in Asian cities. One thing we can say is that, we are working hard right now to collaborate with a famous creator in Japan, and that’s something we haven’t been open about before.”
Obviously, there’ll be a lot of speculation about who exactly this person is: it could be an artist, musician, or someone else entirely. To be fair, the title’s not due out until at least 2023, so we’ll probably need to wait quite some time before finding out. Sounds like there’s exciting times ahead for the burgeoning Bokeh Game Studio, though – we can’t wait to see what it brings to the table.