Resident Evil has been a staple name in games and other media with its various adaptations but a veteran Capcom producer, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who worked for 27 years on the famous title is now leaving the company to jump ship to NetEase Games, a Chinese mobile game developer.
Hiroyuki Kobayashi personally announced his shift in his career on Twitter as he confirmed that he left Capcom whom he worked with for 27 years to join the Chinese mobile game developer, NetEase Games, as a producer. Kobayashi even teased bigger things ahead of his career.
Currently, for NetEase games, the company has the Harry Potter Magic Awakened virtual trading card game, The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, Dead by Daylight Mobile, and many other games under development, even rumored to have a Destiny mobile game with Bungie underway.
Hiroyuki Kobayashi has a decorated resume having started with Capcom in 1995 where he worked as a programmer for the first two Resident Evil games. He helmed two originals, a planner for Dino Crisis, and a producer for Devil May Cry.
Kobayashi was a producer for the following games: Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil 4, Dragon's Dogma, Killer 7, and more. His most recent work with Capcom was Mega Man 11 where he was an executive producer.
Resident Evil has been the best-selling franchise of Capcom having 127 million copies sold around the world and remains to be the best-selling horror game series. The latest in the franchise comes in 2023 with the Resident Evil 4 remake.
Resident Evil has a lot of adaptations but the biggest has been the film series with six movies and a reboot with Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, all these bagging more than $1.2 million and landing it as the second-highest grossing video game film series.