Shinji Mikami wants his study to be recognized beyond horror games

Shinji Mikami wants his study to be recognized beyond horror games

Today Ghostwire is launched: Tokyo on PC and PS5, the third game developed by Tango Gameworks, but the Study of Shinji Mikami wants you to be recognized for more than making horror games.

“At the moment, it is seen as a study that specializes only in the survival horror,” explains Mikami in an interview with Famitsu translated by VGC). But, even though the ex-director of Resident Evil appreciates that reputation, “we also want to be seen as a study that can create a wider variety of games.”

For this reason, the developer is working on his first title that has nothing to do with terror. He will be directed by John Johanas, the director of The Evil Within 2, and Mikami describes the work as “the completely opposed to terror.”

Mikami says he hopes that Tango will be able to “produce a masterpiece every ten years,” but he adds that he would also like to make smaller titles that go hand in hand with the biggest games, with more budget for those who are known now same. In this way, it can be “investing in new talents of development”, being able to work on smaller teams.

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“Even though we are a studio that makes games, we also want [that Tango Gameworks] have that aspect of being a video game school in which employees can learn how to do them. We want it to be a place where you can grow as a creator and develop Your skills working from below. “

“In recent years, commercial considerations have meant that we have had to develop in large teams. However, thanks to the emergence of subscription services during recent years, we feel that we can make games on a smaller scale.” He refers, of course, after the acquisition of Zenimax by Microsoft, the next study games may be offered through Xbox Game Pass.

In our analysis of Ghostwire Tokyo, we said about him that it is “a triple A with a soul of double A, with all that this entails: very powerful proposals but with elements that do not get to comfort at all.”

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