Keiichiro Toyama shows concept art for his next game that features disturbing experimental horror imagery.
Keiichiro Toyama says why he created his own studio
As you know, Keiichiro Toyama hasn’t worked on a horror game for a while during his time with Sony. However, he then decided to leave Sony behind to create his own studio. Since giants like Sony tend to target the biggest audience possible, Toyama wanted to return to making something original. Games that players come back to ten years after their release.
Now he’s the CEO and Creative Director of Bokeh Game Studio. With full creative control in his hands, Keiichiro is going back to his roots: horror. But, not conventional horror. While he was reading comics in his free time, he noticed the trend of death games. The idea fascinated him.
Horror that exhilarates
Keiichiro Toyama and his next game have horror elements. Yet, their implementation is meant to exhilarate the player, not terrify him to the core. This approach is much different than his early work on Silent Hill and Siren, which are both immensely disturbing and frightening titles. On the other hand, his reasoning is sound in the video above where.
Keiichiro’s new title wants to put ordinary people in unordinary, unnatural situations. Make your everyday man go up against horrifying monstrosities. It’s an interesting angle, and I do wonder how he’s going to fit the death game subgenre into his idea. As he’s clearly amazed by that concept while speaking about it.
What do you think about Keiichiro’s new ideas? Does his idea of blending horror and entertainment in a game sound appealing? Let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section down below!
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