"One of the reasons I'm building a company is to raise the game makers of the future, people who haven't gone pro yet," Mikami told Famitsu. "Game development is often overseen from a pure business perspective here, which is unique to Japan, and I have the impression that environment tends to prune away young talent."
Mikami left Capcom in 2005 in order to pursue future projects independently. His new studio currently holds 13 employees, including one art director from Final Fantasy XI. With his sudden announcement of creating a new studio, Mikami said he would also like to make a true-3D horror game. Sounds intriguing, we must say. But, Mikami mentioned that there needed to be a "large 3D television-owning userbase" before they can start on the project.