Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, regular producer of the saga Megaman and more recently of Street Fighter 6has announced his departure from Capcom. It was key in games like Mega Man 11, Mega Man X DiVE and all the Legacy Collectionsthe remastered collections of Megaman.
Tsuchiya gained importance after the departure of Keiji Inafune in 2010, especially by recovering the importance of Megamanwhich currently exceeds 38 million copies sold -it was at 7 million before Mega Man 11-. An example of this success is Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collectionthat It reached one million copies -with its two volumes- in just two weeks.
At the end of 2018, he announced his intention to develop a new game and its plans were formalized in September 2019. This game has not yet been presented but it seems that it was the project Taisen which was mentioned in some leaked documents. The production would be paralyzed for some time by the problems with the COVID of 2020 and 2021, so its status is unknown.
Will NetEase be your destiny?
Tsuchiya has not commented on the reasons for his departure, but the first suspicion is that NetEase Games will have signed him for a new study. The company has been very aggressive in recent years in hiring veteran talent, including Ryutaro Ichimura – a former producer of Dragon Quest– who now leads PinCool, Toshihiro Nagoshi’s Nagoshi Studio -former producer at Sega/Yakuza-, GPTRACK50 by Hiroyuki Kobayashi -former producer of resident Evil-, Jar of Sparks by Jerry Hook -former designer of Halo Infinite– or the hiring of Jonathan Morin, former creative director of Watch Dogs.
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