Katamari Creator Leaves Namco Bandai

By Colin Tan on September 8, 2010, 12:40AM EDT

Keita Takahashi, creator of Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, has in recent times shared his bleak outlook on the gaming industry and the direction it has taken since E3, saying that "the future seemed a bit dark."

"At E3 I saw people putting on speeches but I thought the future seemed a bit dark. The 3D games didn't spark my interest. I think motion control's a bit old now. I don't think those games are the future. It all seemed a bit dull."

He even went on to describe Namco Bandai as the "so-so company" he works for when speaking with The Setup last week.

According to IGN, a Namco representative confirmed that Takahashi is no longer with the company; however, he would not discuss the reasons as to why he left. Takahashi expressed interest in the BBC before that "in 10 years time, I am not going to be making games anymore. I would like to create a playground for children."

He is currently in Nottingham redesigning an old park.

Source: IGN

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