Platinum Games is a busy company nowadays: the team behind modern action classics like Bayonetta and Vanquish now has their hands full with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PS3 and 360 and their duo of Wii U exclusives, The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2. Despite their success on consoles, Platinum is looking into developing games for PC’s, and the company’s executive director Atsushi Inaba says he’s thinking about starting a Kickstarter to fund a possible PC project.
Speaking with Polygon, Inaba revealed his company’s interest in PC development: “”Console game development budgets are really big,” he said, “so we need publishing partners to create those games. I was thinking — with our own money — about creating a PC title for Steam. It would give us the possibility to become a publisher, which is very attractive to me.”
Major Japanese developers and publishers have traditionally focuses on consoles over PC’s; outside of a few dedicated “core” developers like Falcom (creators of Ys,) most Japanese PC games are dating sims or doujin (fan-made) games.
Inaba also mentioned that the company was interested in making games for the Nintendo 3DS. Platinum hasn’t created a handheld game since Infinite Space for the original DS, but Inaba says they’re currently looking for a partner to fund development for a 3DS game.
I liked the original Bayonetta and I especially loved Vanquish (seriously, give it a shot if you’re looking for a very original take on the usual third person shooter formula,) and I’m really looking forward to Platinum’s next wave of games. The company employs some of the most talented developers in Japan (most of the company is made up of former Capcom and Clover Studio staff,) so it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with next.
Source: Polygon/ The Verge