Publisher Bethesda has announced that Shinji Makami of developer Tango Gameworks will leave the company in the coming months. No specifics were given regarding potential reasoning. Still, the publisher emphasizes their thankfulness to Makami’s efforts over the years with countless titles, including his advisory roles for The Evil Within series, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and most recently, as the Executive Producer of the highly acclaimed Hi-Fi Rush.
Despite Makami moving on to newer horizons, seeing such a talented creative leave a team is always bittersweet. The success of his works can’t be understated, especially for Hi-Fi Rush, which has performed exceedingly well. Even for someone like me who wasn’t really a fan of the game, it’s impossible to deny that it performed strongly. While it remains to be seen what projects Tango Gameworks will tackle next, considering their variance in genres, there is a full team of talented developers there, so hope shouldn’t be lost.
The protagonist is named Chai, a victim of a corporate experience that allows him to sense the world’s rhythm. Enemy attacks, cutscenes, and all the action keep the rhythm going. The endearing partner 808 helps keep the timing like a metronome. Other heroes join Chai to add to the combat’s systems and create lengthy and flashy maneuvers.
Hi-Fi Rush is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Game Pass, and PC via Steam.
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