Speaking with Game Informer, PlatinumGames head of development and producer?Atsushi Inaba shown that the studio is currently to come with two projects which is to be self-published. For this reason choice, these games probably will not be Triple-A because the company lacks the specified funding for this kind of budget. They’ll probably resemble “Double-A” games like Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, though, rather than indie games.
One of the items Platinum is dependant on is we’re looking into creating each of our IP, creating our game. Had been, obviously we’ve done original IPs for your selection of publishers. We’ve also completed other Hollywood IPs for other publishers likewise. But we’re becoming increasingly thinking about thinking about self-publishing and doing each of our title.
Over recent times we’ve essentially opened the corporation up to “Anybody can pitch an activity,” and thus throughout the last year we’ve gotten about 70 design documents from families. And if you’re going list from the other random ideas, the scratched stuff in writing, this is a hell of any lot more. So this year may be about us basically diluting which stuff we were going to target but not focus on, and drilling down to the point where today we have two designs that we are genuinely focused on.
We can’t put together a AAA, $10 million-plus game, because we just don’t have that sort of cash as being an independent developer. However, we do not intend to go the indies route with just a few people with a team creating a game, so it can be somewhere in between, checking out probably about 20 people over the staff making the video game, so that’ll remain a healthy [size].
We’ve recently covered the upcoming action RPG Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link for PlayStation 4, which PlatinumGames is developing together with Cygames. Also, they are taking care of the smartphone game Lost Order, and in partnership with Cygames and due in 2018, together with Bayonetta 3 for any Nintendo Switch (though it is further outside all likelihood).