Shunsuke Saito—the character designer and animator for Gravity Rush and Gravity Rush 2, as well as art director for Gravity Rush 2—has left Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio, he announced.
Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed back in February that it will reorganize Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio into a new organization on April 1, re-centering it to Team ASOBI, the creative team behind Astro’s Playroom.
Various other notable developers have already left the studio, including Masami Yamamoto, Masaaki Yamagiwa, Teruyuki Toriyama, Keiichiro Toyama, Kazunobu Sato, and Junya Okura, among others.
Update 03/31/21 at 2:30 a.m.: Kentaro Motomura, who has worked on a number of titles from Dark Cloud to Wild Arms, Soul Sacrifice, Bloodborne, and Everybody’s Golf, has also left Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio, he announced. Motomura plans to continue making games in the future.