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Motohiro Okubo leaves Bandai Namco

A major name within Bandai Namco has left the company as Motohiro Okubo revealed he has leaving after a 25 year stint within the company.

Okubo stated:

“It’s been a while, but I will leave Bandai Namco Entertainment on August 31. From tomorrow, I will be working at a game company located in Shibuya.”

“25 years ago, I joined the former Namco and met various people. I am grateful to all the people I met. Especially through Soulcalibur VI, I received enormous power from players all over the world. Thank you very much. I’d like to show the various goods I received from everyone, but there are too many! Allow me to show my nine million units cushion, which I received last week from the development team of Tekken and Soulcalibur! Once again, thank you, thank you, and thank you!”

Okubo is best known as the producer for several titles including Pac-Man 99, Soulcalibur VI, and Tekken 7.

While he did not specifically mention which studio he would be going to, there are several within the Shibuya ward of Tokyo. This includes Nintendo, Cygames, Take-Two Interactive, and Kantan Games.

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