JP Kellams has worked with PlatinumGames for nearly a decade, producing titles such as Bayonetta, MadWorld, and most recently Scalebound. In a statement, Kellams expressed his pride in working with the Japanese developer, but noted that he felt the time was right for him to move on from it.
“15 years ago, I came to Japan to fulfill my childhood dream of making games with my heroes. No matter how hard the day, I always walked into the office in awe of the creativity around me, and with the joy that working with each and every one of my coworkers brought me. It is hard to say goodbye to them, to PlatinumGames, and to Japan. Yet, embracing new challenges is part of my DNA, and after almost 10 years of working with the team (more with my Capcom/Clover days), it is time to move on to new challenges that I’m excited to share soon. I’ll be forever grateful to all people who have touched this journey, because they’ve shaped who I am.
“Platinum maintains its luster forever.”
It is unclear what Kellams will be working on in the future, but we wish him the best fortune.
Back in January, Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of the Xbox One and PC title, Scalebound, which was in development with PlatinumGames. PlatinumGames’ most recent launch, NieR: Automata recently released in the West. Our own Giuseppe Nelva reviewed it and gave the game a 9.0 out of 10 for its iconic action, characters, and setting.