Hi-Fi Rush studio founder Shinji Mikami to depart in coming months

Robert Collins

Shinji Mikami, founder of Tango Gameworks (the studio behind recent hit Hi-Fi Rush), will be leaving the studio “in the coming months.” Bethesda Softworks senior vice president Todd Vaughn made the announcement via a company email.

I am writing today to let you know that studio head Shinji Mikami has decided to leave Tango Gameworks in the coming months. Mikami-san has been a creative leader and supportive mentor to young developers at Tango for 12 years through his work on The Evil Within franchise, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and of course, Hi-Fi RUSH.

Mikami founded Tango Gameworks in March 2010. The studio was acquired by Bethesda parent company Zenimax later that year, only a few months following its acquisition of Arkane Studios.

Before founding Tango Gameworks Mikami had a 16-year stint at Capcom, where he created the blockbuster Resident Evil series. His survival-horror expertise carried over to Tango, where he lead the creation of The Evil Within franchise as well as Ghostwire Tokyo.

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