Rez creator no longer producing games

Q Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi, famed producer of Rez, Lumines, and Child of Eden, is no longer making games.

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Q Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi, famed producer of Rez, Lumines, and Child of Eden, is no longer making games. Q Entertainment director Nobuhiko Shimizu said that "Mizuguchi does not produce the games," noting that he's now "more of a spokesperson."

Shimizu made it very clear to Eurogamer that "he's not developing stuff right now."

Q Entertainment's last game was Lumines: Electronic Symphony for Vita, a game produced by James Mielke. The last game attached to Mizuguchi's name was Child of Eden, a spiritual successor to Rez that used Kinect and PlayStation Move.

Although Mizuguchi is no longer actively involved in developing games, Q continues to work on new music games. Shimizu added that "we are now thinking about combining music games with card-battle games. We now have several productions to develop that kind of game."

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    September 20, 2012 9:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Rez creator no longer producing games.

    Q Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi, famed producer of Rez, Lumines, and Child of Eden, is no longer making games.

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      September 20, 2012 9:34 AM

      welp, wrap it up, guys, games are dead

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      September 20, 2012 11:19 AM

      I haven't finished Child of Eden yet, but the music so far doesn't even begin to touch Rez's. As much as I hate to say it, doesn't seem like a huge loss. He's really only made a handful of good games. Though Rez is a masterpiece, it's 12 years old now and he hasn't shown anything close to that level of awesome since.

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      September 20, 2012 12:45 PM

      Good. I hate saying it, but he was a one-trick kinda guy. His later games were interesting and usually solid, but nothing that would stand out if the Rez name weren't attached to them.
      I agree about Child of Eden. It's much better gameplay than Rez, but it's artistically average.

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      September 20, 2012 12:53 PM

      That sucks. I loved Rez and Lumines

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