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Game designer Shinji Mikami is leaving the Bethesda studio he founded

Tango Gameworks created titles like 'Evil Within' and 'Ghostwire: Tokyo.'

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One of the game industry's better-known figures is moving on from the studio he created. Bethesda has confirmed that Tango Gameworks founder and CEO Shinji Mikami is leaving his company in the "coming months." The designer hasn't provided reasons for his departure, or said where he's going next. We've asked Bethesda and Tango for comment.

Mikami has been one of the most influential game developers in his 33-year career. He's best-known for directing and producing early Resident Evil games, but has also played a key role in other Capcom series like Devil May Cry, Dino Crisis and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. He had a brief stint at PlatinumGames, only to found Tango Gameworks in 2010. His studio has enjoyed success with the Evil Within series and Ghostwire: Tokyo. Tango's most recent project is the surprise-release rhythm brawler Hi-Fi Rush.