Tango Gameworks CEO steps down from Bethesda Xbox

Tango Gameworks, the video game development studio owned by Bethesda Softworks, has announced that its CEO and founder, Shinji Mikami, will be stepping down from his position. Tango Gameworks is responsible for titles such as The Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyo.

Mikami, who is known for his work on the Resident Evil series, will be leaving his position to pursue other interests. However, he will remain involved with the studio as a creative advisor. The current executive producer of Tango Gameworks, Masato Kimura, will be taking over as the new CEO of the studio.

The announcement of Mikami’s departure comes shortly after Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda Softworks. Tango Gameworks is one of the many studios under the Bethesda umbrella, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2020 for $7.5 billion. The acquisition was seen as a significant move by Microsoft to bolster its presence in the gaming industry and compete with other major players like Sony and Nintendo.

The departure of Mikami from Tango Gameworks marks the end of an era for the studio. Mikami founded Tango Gameworks in 2010 with the goal of creating games that would appeal to both Western and Eastern audiences. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential game designers of his generation and has been responsible for some of the most successful and beloved titles in the industry.

However, fans of Tango Gameworks need not worry. The studio has several projects currently in development, including Ghostwire: Tokyo, which is set to be released later this year. In addition, the studio has stated that it is committed to continuing to create high-quality, innovative games that push the boundaries of what is possible in the gaming industry.

Overall, Mikami’s departure from Tango Gameworks is certainly a loss for the studio and the gaming industry as a whole. However, with Kimura taking over as CEO and several exciting projects in the works, it is clear that Tango Gameworks is poised to continue making waves in the world of video games for years to come.