Tango Gameworks creative director Ikumi Nakamura dominated social media for a good while during this year's E3, where she excitedly introduction of Shinji Mikami's next project called GhostWire: Tokyo. But now, it seems she's moving on to new projects.
Posted to Twitter, Nakamura says she's leaving Tango Gameworks and Zenimax. "I felt here is one of ends of the journeys," she writes.
After 9 years as Creative director & Art Director at Tango and Zenimax - I felt here is one of ends of the journeys. I learned from the talented people I've worked with and I respect. Contact me if anyone wants to work with me! → http://go.redirectingat.com?id=87431X1573192&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2F4VKLdY2ejl pic.twitter.com/Hbsuta3Rgo- Ikumi Nakamura @TGS2019 (@nakamura193) September 4, 2019
In a statement to IGN, Bethesda confirmed Nakamura was leaving, but didn't comment on how it might affect the development of GhostWire: Tokyo.
"We can confirm that Nakamura-san has decided to leave Tango and we wish her the best of luck in whatever is next for her," Bethesda told IGN. "Tango continues to be led by the legendary Shinji Mikami and his talented team in the development of Ghostwire: Tokyo. We look forward to sharing more on what they're creating in the coming months."
GhostWire: Tokyo is the next game from Shinji Mikami, who notably worked on The Evil Within and the original Resident Evil. It looks to focus on the supernatural, and is being described as an occult action-adventure game. Nakamura was creative director on the team, and also served as an artist on games like Bayonetta and Okami. It'll be interesting to see where she lands now, but hopefully, it's a studio with an E3 stage presence.