Elden Ring & Bloodborne composer Yuka Kitamura has left FromSoftware

by Danny Craig  ·  Updated 
Elden Ring & Bloodborne composer Yuka Kitamura has left FromSoftware
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Yuka Kitamura has announced her departure from the company after a decade but will continue working as a freelancer going forward.

The details:

  • Kitamura confirmed her departure from the studio and new career as a freelance composer on Twitter, writing, “Today I have an announcement to make. I have decided to leave FromSoftware, the company I worked for, and to start working as a freelance composer in August.” She has also launched a new website to share news, music, and other content.
  • In 2013, the composer began working for the company, creating music for Armored Core: Verdict Day. Following the release of the game, she went on to contribute to the soundtracks of many other FromSoftware titles, including Dark Souls 2 and 3, Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Elden Ring, and the VR title Déraciné. Kitamura's involvement in any of FromSoftware's upcoming projects, including Armored Core 6 and Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, is unknown.
  • It's unclear whether Kitamura's freelance work will include collaborating with the studio on future projects, but given the high praise given to Elden Ring's soundtrack, it's certainly possible. Following the announcement, fans have expressed their appreciation for Kitamura's work, with some even going so far as to say that her tracks were an "integral part of what makes these games so special.

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