Monday, February 07, 2022
PlatinumGames' new CEO and President Atsushi Inaba has declared that the studio is keen to create “larger games”, as it continues work on the Hideki Kamiya-led Project G.G., which, it's been suggested, could be a live service title.
“Project G.G. is still in the stage of testing various things, so I can’t tell you much about it, but when it comes to future game production, we want to focus on creating games that are different from the past,” Inaba told Famitsu in an interview (translated by VGC). “I would like to focus on creating games that can be enjoyed and loved for a longer period of time.”
Inaba added that Platinum would be looking to make games with a longer tail than “one-off, well-designed” titles like Bayonetta or Vanquish, which hints at the possibility of a live service approach for Project G.G., and, indeed any future projects at the company.
“However, the projects that we are trying to create for the future will be different in terms of their structure," Inaba continued. “Considering the changes in the market over the next five years or so, I think it is absolutely necessary for us to do this. I’m sorry for being so vague, but I think that’s all I can tell you right now.”
Following the upcoming releases of Babylon's Fall and Sol Cresta for PlayStation, Project G.G. will be among Platinum's future titles, and the studio's first wholly-owned IP, positioned as the final chapter in Kamiya's ‘superhero trilogy,’ the previous two entries being Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101.
Inaba added that following former CEO Kenichi Sato laying “the foundation for the company,” he's keen to get back to the “original ethos” behind PlatinumGames. “If we can no longer create new ways to play, then there is no reason for us to exist, and if that happens, I think it would be better to dissolve the company, no matter how profitable it is.” he explained.
“I'd like to go back to our raison d’etre and create new games on a larger scale in a more pure manner,” he went on. “I want to lead PlatinumGames in a direction that is pure and unadulterated, and never look back. I think that’s my role now.”
Project G.G. has yet to be given a release date and platforms for the game are currently unconfirmed.
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