The producer, JP Kellams, who worked at Platinum Games and was in charge of the Scalebound project, left the Japanese company after almost a decade of collaborating with the studio.
In an Instagram publication, Kellams was grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in projects such as Bayonetta, MadWorld and Scalebound, and stated that his departure is natural for him, because he wants to face new challenges.
“15 years ago, I came to Japan to fulfill my childhood dream of making games with my heroes,” Kellams said. “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,” Kellams said in his social networks.
The producer leaves the studio just after the cancellation of the last project he worked on, Scalebound, a very ambitious high profile Microsoft title that was supposed to reach Xbox One and PC. It should be noted that before arriving at Platinum Games Kellams worked at Capcom, in the localization and game writing department.