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Veteran Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi joins NetEase

Veteran Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi has joined NetEase after leaving the Japanese writer.

Kobayashi broke the information on Twitter, explaining he left Capcom in March this yr after 27 years with the corporate. He’ll be becoming a member of Netease as a producer and pledged to share extra particulars about his new function sooner or later.

During his time at Capcom, he labored as a producer on main franchises together with Devil May Cry, Mega Man, and Resident Evil. Moving ahead, he has promised to create extra “satisfying leisure experiences.”

NetEase has expanded considerably in current months, making a sequence of notable investments, acquisitions, and hires. The Chinese firm, which just lately helped Blizzard deliver Diablo Immortal to China, shaped a brand new studio in July referred to as Jar of Sparks that is being led by former Halo Infinite design lead Jerry Hook.

Earlier this yr, it sunk hundreds of thousands into Polish VR studio Something Random and tapped Yakuza director Toshihiro Nagoshi to type a brand new studio underneath the NetEase banner. Prior to that, it additionally acquired No More Heroes developer Grasshopper Manufacture.

The firm’s growth comes as online game rules in China tighten, with new guidelines being ushered in to limit playtime for youthful gamers. New recreation approvals have additionally reportedly been stuttering in current months, affecting a few of the nation’s largest recreation corporations similar to Tencent and NetEase.



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