Popular Japanese developer Platinum Games (Bayonetta series, The Wonderful 101, Nier:Automata) is moving forward with two original IPs, according to founder, head producer, and developer Atsushi Inaba. In an interview with Game Informer a week ago, the producer mentioned that Platinum Games’ movement is with their own IPs, all while confirming that they have two projects in the works, saying “…we now have two designs that we’re genuinely focused on.”
Inaba went on to say that he believes Platinum Games is unique due to their originality, saying, “…[when] we come up with a design idea, a game idea, it’s based on something original, new…It is us building up something new that people probably haven’t seen before from the ground up.” This type of development should always be welcome in the gaming community, as stagnation is never good for growth of an industry.
With a team of 200 people, the developer isn’t going in the direction of pure indie titles though. Inaba noted that, “We can’t put together a AAA, $10 million-plus game, because we just don’t have that sort of cash as an independent developer…[we’re] looking at probably about 20 people on the staff making the game.” There was no mention of what platforms the potential games could be released for, but given Platinum’s support of Nintendo systems in the past, present, and future, it’s hard to imagine no plans to bring them to the Switch. As more news surfaces regarding their future Nintendo-based titles we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
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