Tango Gameworks is losing what is arguably its most important and popular employee. According to an email from Bethesda Softworks senior vice president Todd Vaughn that was obtained by TrueAchievements, Shinji Mikami, Tango Gameworks founder and CEO, will be leaving the studio in the coming months. Bethesda confirmed the news in a tweet that was sent out this morning, thanking him for his work on popular titles that include The Evil Within games. Mikami founded Tango Gameworks in March 2010 after working at various studios, including Capcom, where he was responsible for creating and leading the Resident Evil series.
From a TrueAchievements report:
“I am writing today to let you know that studio head Shinji Mikami has decided to leave Tango Gameworks in the coming months,” Vaughn said. “Mikami-san has been a creative leader and supportive mentor to young developers at Tango for 12 years through his work on the Evil Within franchise, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and of course, Hi-Fi Rush.”
From a Bethesda tweet:
We can confirm that Shinji Mikami has decided to leave Tango Gameworks in the coming months. We thank him for his work as a creative leader and supportive mentor to young developers on The Evil Within franchise, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and, of course, HiFi RUSH.
We wish Mikami-san well in the future and are excited by what lies ahead for the talented developers at Tango.
February 23, 2023