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Toyama recently announced his departure from SIE Japan Studio to form Bokeh Game Studio, which he established with Junya Okura, lead designer on the Gravity Rush series, and Kazunobu Sato, lead designer of PS3 exclusive Puppeteer.
In a new interview with IGN, Toyama confirmed that the game will be a horror action-adventure title.
“If anything, this will be more of a horror-oriented game. But we will focus on making this a broader entertainment experience, rather than a hardcore horror game,” he said.
“We are developing with PC as the lead platform, but we hope to release the game on as many console platforms as possible.”
Toyama also said the studio is aiming to release the game in 2023.
“We’re just entering prototype development, and development will probably take nearly three years. So we hope to get this game into your hands in about three years from now.”
A video published earlier this month (above) offered glimpses of some concept art for the game, which will be of a similar scale to Toyama’s past works.
“I want to enjoy creating from now on,” he said when the new studio was first announced. “Many people we’ve worked with in the past are joining us too. I’m convinced that we’ll be able to deliver something everyone will enjoy.
“First I want to fulfil our fans’ expectations, but at the same time, I want to go back and enjoy how fun it is to make games. I want to share that feeling to the players. This is what I’ll aim for from now on.”