Gravity Rush Artist Shunsuke Saito Leaves Sony Japan Studio

Today another veteran developer announced his departure from PlayStation's beloved Sony Japan Studio, following a veritable exodus of talent.

Gravity Rush

Today another veteran developer announced his departure from PlayStation’s beloved Sony Japan Studio.

Announcing his departure is Shunsuke Saito, mostly known for his work on the Gravity Rush series as character designer and art director.

The announced was made on Twitter, alongside a lovely illustration of Gravity Rush protagonist Kat.

You can check it out below.

Saito-san is just the latest of a veritable exodus of talent from Sony’s Japan Studio, including a group led by Gravity Rush and Siren creator Keiichiro Toyama, who formed Bokeh Game Studio and producer Masami Yamamoto.

Sony Interactive Itself has confirmed that it’s reorganizing the studio focusing on Astro’s Playroom developer Team ASOBI.

It’s certainly sad to see one of Sony’s most quirky and creative studios losing so many of the developers who have made its history. We’ll have to wait and see if more will leave, but at this point, it certainly wouldn’t surprise me.

Of course, we’ll Saito-san’s future steps, and we will let you know what he does next when he officially announces it. For now, no hints have been provided about his future endeavors.

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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.