Some big things are happening over at Platinum Games. The company previously confirmed that it’s running at “full speed” for the new year – and this could be outside its core announcements of Bayonetta 3 and Babylon’s Fall. But now, it’s made a move that will continue to push it forward, especially when it comes to publishing.
In a new blog post, the company confirmed that it’s joining forces with Tencent Holdings Limited, though it will continue to retain its independence as a whole.
What does this mean for Platinum Games?
Kenichi Sato, president and CEO of Platinum, made it clear that the company will keep doing what it’s doing. This new partnership will have “no effect on the independence of our company,” he explained. “We will continue operations under our current corporate structure.”
So what will come from Tencent’s investment? Sato explained that they will use these funds “to strengthen our foundation as a business and expand from game development into exploring self-publishing.” Platinum also expects to have “a wider global perspective” while continuing to make the “high-quality games” that fans expect. That means work on the company’s projects will continue as planned, and new ones could easily debut.
Sato concluded the post by thanking fans “for your continued support” and asking them to look forward to “what we have in store.”
It sounds like Platinum Games has something big planned for the year. Along with Babylon and Bayonetta, let’s not forget it also has Lost Order and Granblue Fantasy: Relink on its plate. And that’s just the games that we already know about. Who knows what else might surface as the year goes on?
In the meantime, you can see the latest trailer for the company’s Babylon’s Fall below. It’s confirmed for PC, and while there’s no release date yet, we should learn more over the next few months.