Ikumi Nakamura Announces Candidacy for Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios

Ikumi Nakamura Announces Candidacy for Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios

She's moving on up.

LizardRock by LizardRock on Oct 03, 2019 @ 08:01 AM (Staff Bios)
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Ikumi Nakamura has made a tremendous name for herself in the public eye this year. And that rush hasn't stopped. The E3 Queen from Bethesda is now pushing to become a chairman for Sony Interactive Entertainment's Worldwide Studios.

Nakamura has an established history in game development, working as an art director for games like Bayonetta and The Evil Within 1 and 2. Her rise to popularity, however, was when she took the stage at the Bethesda E3 2019 conference, where she publicly announced Tango Gameworks' next title, Ghostwire Tokyo. The general public quickly fell in love with her mannerisms and personality. The two biggest examples being a "tada" style pose she did, and for the phrase "it's spooookyyy" when describing the game.

Not too much later, it was revealed that Nakamura had left Tango to pursue other ventures, then unknown. This had led to concern over the development of Ghostwire Tokyo, but no official change has been announced.

Now we might know why. on Thursday, Nakamura announced on Twitter that she will be running for chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios.

To be clear: this isn't a confirmation that she will become a chairman, but that she is campaigning for it.

It's not entirely clear what this means for Nakamura's future. Chairman responsibilities don't really delve into creative direction. So we might no longer see her spooky flavor in future games.

Either way, we wish Nakamura the best of luck.

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