Resident Evil Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi Leaves Capcom After 27 Years

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William D’Angelo
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Hiroyuki Kobayashi announced he has left Capcom after 27 years at the company and will be joining NetEase Games as a producer.

Kobayashi was hired by Capcom in 1995 and has been a producer on several Resident Evil games, Devil May Cry games, Dragon’s Dogma, and more.

“Today, August 12th, is my 50th birthday,” said Kobayashi in a statement. “As such, I would like to share something very special with everyone.

“After serving 27 years with gratitude, I have departed from Capcom on March 31, 2022, and will be officially joining NetEase Games as a producer.

“Detailed plans will be shared later, so please stay tuned. I will strive to continuously create more enjoyable entertainment experiences for everyone at this new company, in this new era.

“Thank you for the continued support.”

A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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