Keiichiro Toyama, the creator of\u00a0Silent Hill, and\u00a0the\u00a0Siren\u00a0and\u00a0Gravity Rush series, has left Sony after 20 years to form Bokeh Game Studio. Keiichiro Toyama has left SCE Japan Studio, the first-party studio for Sony Interactive Entertainment which is responsible for such titles as\u00a0Shadow of the Colossus,\u00a0Gravity Rush\u00a0and\u2026\u00a0Knack(?), after twenty long years with PlayStation. Toyama has to his name with Sony the brilliant Siren games (the only horror games I find scary) and the two Gravity Rush games on PS4 and Vita. He kickstarted the Silent Hill series with Konami in 1999. There will be no (Gravity) Rush to retirement for this video game director and designer, however. He\u2019s already formed a new company, Bokeh Game Studio, which is outfitted with The Last Guardian producer Kazunobu Sato and Gravity Rush lead designer Junya Okura. In an interview with\u00a0Famitsu, Toyama opened up about his plans: "I was soon about to hit retirement age within the company, but I wanted to continue making games as a job even after this point. However, if I only started thinking about this after I retired, I probably wouldn\u2019t get very far. So I always thought I needed to be prepared for something before I left Sony." There were two catalysts for the leave now. The ongoing pandemic\u2019s effect in forcing remote working actually made a new studio more feasible. They also yearned for a shift to the freedom of independent development and smaller teams wherein they could have more influence on ongoing development. As for what the new studio will bring, it perhaps isn\u2019t surprising with Toyama at the helm that it might carry a creepy, horror vibe. Concept art in their first video teases some nasty enemy designs. And whilst it was once destined to be more compact, Toyama says it\u2019s now "not too much different from the experiences I\u2019ve developed before." I don\u2019t know about you, but this has me in a Siren and Silent Hill mood. I\u2019m talking about editor Tom Baines' faulty mod-chip trip through Silent Hill\u00a0rather than\u00a0another DLC\u00a0the poor franchise is exposed to, I think.\u00a0World of Tanks Silent Hill\u00a0anyone? Follow Thumbsticks on\u00a0Flipboard,\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Google News, and\u00a0Twitter\u00a0for more video game\u00a0news.