Tango Gameworks, fresh off of the release of their final Playstation game, is looking to the future as an Xbox Game Studio and have a lot of plans according to Shinji Mikami.
He discusses many aspects of Tango Gameworks with Famitsu, which was transcribed by VGC, including wanting to change the idea that his studio only makes horror games. Mikami doubles down on this idea by sharing details about a new project being lead by John Johanas, director of The Evil Within 2.
Mikami tells Famitsu that “[Johanas] is working on a completely new title that is the complete opposite of horror… It’s a really good game, so keep your eyes peeled.” He also adds in the interview that his goals for Tango Gameworks is for the studio to “produce a masterpiece every ten years. Secondly, we want young people to create new games on their own. We also want to nurture good game creators.”
Many more details were shared by Shinji Mikami in the interview, so make sure to check out the entire article here. It is interesting to hear Mikami discuss his goals and aspirations for Tango as we look toward the future of the studio.
It is clear that he does not want Tango to be defined by horror, and we now know that one of the next big games by the studio is not at all in the genre. There also seems to be a want to nurture the next generation of game developers, who will hopefully carry on the legacy of the studio for the foreseeable future. The next few years of the studios will be intriguing to follow, and we cannot wait to see what the studio produces under the Xbox umbrella.