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Hatsune Miku General Producer, Hiroshi Utsumi, Left Sega

Hatsune Miku General Producer, Hiroshi Utsumi, Left Sega
Hatsune Miku General Producer, Hiroshi Utsumi, Left Sega
Hiroshi Utsumi, the general producer who has been supervising the development of the Hatsune Miku Project Diva franchise games since 2009, officially left Sega on June 30.

The Hatsune Miku games have been a popular stable in Sega’s repertoire for some time now and the machines and games still sell quite well in the global market.

“I think everyone could guess a number of reasons [why I left], but it is not that I have to do something serious, or cannot take the responsibility, or am more or less tired. This is just my own selfishness in wanting to challenge new fields, and I give my utmost thanks to this company and my team members who have heard me out,” said Mr. Utsumi.

Utsumi’s departure is not a signal that the end is nigh for Project DIVA, as the company has already committed to a number of releases in 2016 and 2017, including Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone (PlayStation 4), Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (Vita, PlayStation 4) and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Live (PlayStation VR launch title in Japan).

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2016 will feature hologram concerts and an exhibition dedicated to the star of Vocaloid. New songs will be added to Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone regularly and Utsumi has promised that Sega has several projects planned to celebrate Hatsune Miku's 10th anniversary in 2017.

Everyone here at Highway Games wishes Mr. Utsumi all the best with his future ventures.


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