Tango Gameworks founder Shinji Mikami told Famitsu that he was interested in making a small non-horror game. He wants to do this so people don’t associate the studio with horror movies anymore.
“Obviously it’s nice that fans see us as a studio with a reputation for making survival horror games.said Mikami. — But we also want to be seen as a studio that can make more diverse games. We’ll be releasing more and more new games in the future, starting with Ghostwire: Tokyo, so please support us.”.
Mikami also emphasized that he doesn’t think Ghostwire: Tokyo is horror: “Some people may find Ghostwire: Tokyo terrifying. But make no mistake, Ghostwire: Tokyo isn’t a horror. This is an arcade style adventure action game. Even after I explained it that way, you might still be thinking, “Maybe after The Evil Within?” But this is pure action where you freely explore abandoned Tokyo and defeat enemies..
In an interview, Mikami also stated that the upcoming game from The Evil Within 2 director John Johanas “is the exact opposite of horror”. Mikami confirmed that Yohanas was working on a new project in 2021, but there were no details beforehand.
Since last year, Tango Gameworks has been funded by Microsoft and is part of Xbox Game Studios. This allows the studio to experiment with formats. According to Mikami, he doesn’t want to focus on big games. Instead, the game designer also wants to realize smaller projects. Partly because they’re easier to train newbies on small teams.
Among other plans for Tango Gameworks is the release of “masterpiece» every ten years and nurturing «Good» Game developer.