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Resident Evil Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi Leaves Capcom After 27 Years

Resident Evil Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi Leaves Capcom After 27 Years - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 August 2022 / 1,818 Views

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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9 Comments
DonFerrari (on 12 August 2022)

Wish him best of luck as he have been part of games I dearly enjoyed.

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GoOnKid (on 12 August 2022)

You may not have heard his name all to often but he is a very capable person in this industry. Wish him all the best.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 14 August 2022)

What was he thinking going to netease? Seriously could've been a better company I would've understand but netease for real?

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2zosteven LivncA_Dis3 (on 16 August 2022)

maybe he will make this a better company? new challenge?

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gtotheunit91 (on 12 August 2022)

Sees title of post
Me: Oh great! Wonder if he's retiring and riding off into the sunset after a storied career.
Sees he's leaving for NetEase
Also me: Oh.........

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Kakadu18 gtotheunit91 (on 12 August 2022)

He's not old enough to retire.

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Chazore gtotheunit91 (on 12 August 2022)

He leaves the better company for the worse one....

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Pajderman gtotheunit91 (on 17 August 2022)

I'm one of the few who like diablo imortal that Netease developed. I see this as good news.

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KratosLives (on 15 August 2022)

Best news all week. Now hopefully we get a better than average resident evil release.

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