Report: Silent Hill's Akira Yamaoka Says He's Left Konami

Earlier this week, gaming site Aeropause reported that Silent Hill musician and producer Akira Yamaoka had parted ways with Konami, his employer for nearly two decades. While Konami hasn't yet chimed in, it appears Yamaoka has.

Video game music blog Original Sound Version cites a forthcoming interview with Yamaoka that confirms his departure from the Japanese publisher. OSV doesn't offer much in the way of specifics, but with Silent Hill development shifting outside of Japan, perhaps Yamaoka is interested in working on something else.

Confirmed: Akira Yamaoka Resigns from Konami [Original Sound Version]


    Without Akira, there will be nothing good about future SH games.

    Well my faith in the series was already dwindling but this is the last nail in the coffin, his music makes up about 60% of the atmosphere in the games and without it...

    Hopefully he stays in the video game industry, somehow I feel moving on to movies or other fields would make it near impossible to hear his stuff outside of Japan.

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