Cave development head Makoto Asada departs

Cave development head Makoto Asada departs
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

July 1st 2013 at 3:04PM

Producer joins Mikio Watanabe and Ito Masahito out the door

Cave game development head and producer Makoto Asada has left after five years at the Japanese studio.

In a blog post announcing his departure, as translated by Siliconera, Asada said he was moving on to work on next-gen console projects, but could not reveal specifics at this time.

He explained that the decision to leave Cave had actually been decided last August.

“About five years have gone by since I entered Cave to help with the company’s Xbox 360 branch, and as some of you may already know, I will be leaving the company of Cave,” he wrote.

“This is something that has been decided since August of last year, and it may be a surprising last-minute announcement, but I’d like to thank you all for your support up until now.

“As for what I’ll be doing next, I will be working on next-generation console projects, and it shouldn’t be long until I can announce my next work to you all. Furuhata will take over this blog, which I believe he should be announcing soon, so I hope you will show your support by continuing to read the blog. I’d like to thank you all for supporting this blog for the past five years.”

A number of staff have left the shmup studio during the last year or so, including COO Mikio Watanabe and president and CEO Ito Masahito.