Long time Platinum Games producer JP Kellams has left the Japanese developer because he feels branching out is apart of his DNA. Kellams worked on many iconic titles over the years at the studio such as Madworld, Bayonetta and more recently Scalebound.
“15 years ago, I came to Japan to fulfill my childhood dream of making games with my heroes,” he said. “No matter how hard the day, I always walked into the office in awe of the creativity around me, and with the joy that working with each and every one of my coworkers brought me. It is hard to say goodbye to them, to PlatinumGames, and to Japan. Yet, embracing new challenges is part of my DNA, and after almost 10 years of working with the team (more with my Capcom/Clover days), it is time to move on to new challenges that I’m excited to share soon. I’ll be forever grateful to all people who have touched this journey, because they’ve shaped who I am.”
“Platinum maintains its luster forever.”
This news comes a couple of months after the companies announcement of the cancellation of the Xbox One exclusive Scalebound which was met with huge disappointment from fans