Keiichirō Toyama's Bokeh Game Studio Teases New Horror Game in Video
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In the video, Toyama stated that he planned to come back to his horror roots. He added that his view of horror was "everyday life being shaken. Rather than "showing scary things," Toyama would like the game to "make us challenge the fact that we are leaving peacefully."
The game is slated for release in 2023. The title will be the first release for Bokeh Game Studio.
IGN had previously reported that the game would be a horror action-adventure game. The website reported that the game "will include 'battles and story elements' in the kind of richly authored worlds you might recognize from [Toyama's] games at Sony's Japan Studio and Konami." Toyama also told the website, "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.”
PC will be the game's lead platform, but the studio is planning to release the game for multiple platforms. The studio is currently beginning prototype development, and a "fairly large" team is working on the game.
Toyama announced on December 3 that he had left Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio alongside colleagues Kazunobu Sato and Junya Okura to found Bokeh Game Studio.
Toyama is best known for directing the first Silent Hill game by Konami, and subsequently developing the Siren horror game series. He also directed both Gravity Rush games. Sato and Okura both worked alongside Toyama in the Siren series as lead character designer and lead game designer respectively, and Sato also worked as producer of The Last Guardian. Okura was also lead game designer on the Gravity Rush series.