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Tango Gameworks creative director Ikumi Nakamura is leaving the studio

Tango Gameworks creative director Ikumi Nakamura is leaving the studio

The creative director of the forthcoming GhostWire: Tokyo Ikumi Nakamura has revealed that she is leaving developer Tango Gameworks.

The nine-year-vet announced her departure on Twitter (below), just months after Nakamura was in the spotlight at E3 2019 announcing the aforementioned title. There's no word yet on what her plans are just yet.

Nakamura joined Tango Gameworks in 2010 following four years as a concept artist at PlatinumGames.

"After nine years as creative director and art director at Tango and Zenimax - I felt here is one of ends of the journeys. I learned from the talented people I've worked with and I respect," she said on LinkedIn.

"I DO NOT want to forget appreciation and respect to everything. For several years, I have been doing my best to create the GhostWire:Tokyo which I’ve felt like my child.

"I've also decided to proceed to the new world I can keep myself happy and somebody require me. Now the huge world is showing me infinite possibilities, like an open world video game. Life in NOT linear."


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manicminer77
Her joy and enthusiasm when presenting at E3 were infectious and a lovely reminder of what gaming should be about; creativity and fun, engaging experiences.