The director of great video games old (Resident Evil) and new (Vanquish) is going to get out of the business of directing games after his next unannounced title. Instead, famed creator Shinji Mikami will be focusing on things more... presidential.
Mikami tells Japanese game mag Famitsu in a new interview translated by 1UP that after Shadows of the Damned, his demonic action game co-created with Grasshopper Manufacturer, he has one more title on his plate. That game will be created at Tango Gameworks, Mikami's relatively new studio, and published by Bethesda. After that, the game vet will get out of the way, let other talent step up, and focus on running his new company.
"That's something I was planning for from the start," Mikami said. "I can only last for so long handling both director and company president duties, and besides, I want to give our younger developers a chance. Knowing that, of course, makes me want to put all of my experience, my energy, and everything else I've got into this game."
"I'm pretty lucky that [Bethesda] was willing to accept that, too. Too many publishers are only interested in the very near future, after all."
Mikami and Bethesda haven't revealed what the team at Tango are up to yet. It's doubtful we'll hear too much more about it until Shadows of the Damned gets closer to release.