Bokeh Game Studio Founder Keiichiro Toyama Issues First Details On Coming Project For The New Developer


Posted on February 15, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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In the past, Rectify Gaming has went on to entertain the possibilities of a return for the Silent Hill franchise. But over time, more and more room for that window continued to shrink until we eventually patched together a reason why the reboot or other rumored projects are most likely not coming anytime soon. However, that was only cemented following the forming of a new studio.

In that, former Gravity Rush & Silent Hill developers once part of the Sony Interactive Entertainment subsidiary Japan Studio and the Siren went on to establish a new team, Bokeh Game Studio. While not issuing much information on its first project, the game as suggested from the announcement video is indicated to be another horror experience in the making.

Now as part of the first creator Spotlight ‘Focus’ issued by Bokeh Game Studio, CEO & co-founder Keiichiro Toyama elaborates on some details and inspirations for what fans can expect from for the first installment.

I often read comics as a form of entertainment, recently you see a trend for “death game” type of content. These works tend to add entertainment to somewhat brutal worlds. I enjoy these works and often read them.

I naturally took that approach. You have these regular people driven into irrational situations. They’re on the edge emotionally, while dealing with action or drama. This influenced me and I think it will show in my next game.

Toyama continues by elaborating further on how his work is portrayed to leaving the player with a more impactful impression. “One trait of my games is the setting, what city or village do we evolve in, how did these people get there, what’s their emotional state. This is how I approach games. I’ve been inspired by locations this time as well and started with that. I’m roaming through maps, trying various methods to build up the setting.”

He continues, “One trigger was a trip I took in my private time. My family and I went to visit this city in Asia. It had this dynamism proper to Asian cities, keeping an exotic touch mixed with a feeling of modernity. I started to imagine a setting that kept that feeling of evolution and the energy of the people. I thought it was a good theme to include in my game.”

While there is still little context to wrap around what this new game is exactly, there is one thing for certain: we will not see said game on store shelves for almost two more years. When speaking with IGN Japan, Toyama explains the horror action-adventure is expected to arrive sometime in 2023. You can read the full report by heading here.

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