Resident Evil Producer Left Big Capcom To Join Netease After 27 Years

Resident Evil Producer Left Big Capcom To Join Netease After 27 Years

Hiroyuki Kobayashi has been an established Resident Evil producer at Capcom for the past 27 years, but has now left to join Netease for the foreseeable future as announced on Twitter.

The notable longtime Resident Evil producer, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, known for renowned titles and series at Capcom has decided to move on to different pastures after 27 years to join battle royale Naraka: Bladepoint publisher Netease games. Most known for their vast PC and mobile game library, fans can view his Tweet below.

Kobayashi made the announcement on his 50th birthday and has many massive credits under his belt from the Capcom library as producer. What’s notable is his decision to not only share the decision of taking his talents elsewhere, is that the news is four and a half months removed from when it actually happened. A different kind of birthday celebration.

Resident Evil Producer Left Big Capcom To Join Netease After 27 Years
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The established Resident Evil producer wasn’t a one trick pony at Capcom, acting as producer for a huge amount of their library such as the arcade hit Dino Crisis and its sequel, the Dragon’s Dogma series, the Devil May Cry series, and even his last credit at Capcom is a known one in Mega Man 11 as executive producer. Kobayashi also served as producer and supervisor on animated adaptations of titles he has served on in his 27-year tenure, such as Sengoku Basara, and of course the Resident Evil dives into anime as well.

While Kobayashi aims to “strive to continuously create more enjoyable entertainment experiences for everyone at this new company,” Capcom hasn’t issued a statement regarding his departure yet. The Netease Global Twitter account however has retweeted his sentiment in solidarity since the post has been made public, along with a “Happy birthday and welcome to join NetEase Games!”

Fans can swoop in to see what Netease is working on by visiting their massive website.

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