They have no problem with it as long as the creativity of the studio is respected.
In a recent interview, Atsushi Inaba, the new CEO who just replaced the famed Kenichi Sato, stated that Platinum Games is not ruling out the possibility of selling the company. The studio, which wants to shift its focus to games as a service, is just asking for creative independence in exchange for a possible purchase from any interested party.
“The most important thing for us is to have the freedom to make the games that we want to make,” Atsushi Inaba said.
What I hear about the recent acquisitions, I don’t think Microsoft is going to start micromanaging Activision to where they take away all their freedom… I don’t think it’s going to be a relationship like that. I think there’s going to be a lot of mutual respect there, and I think Activision will be able to continue doing what they do best. That’s also what’s most important to us at the end of the day, whatever form that takes for us and our company. So I would not turn anything down, as long as our freedom was still respected.
Bayonetta 3 and more projects are on the way.
Platinum Games is presently working on a number of projects at the same time, some of which will be published in the near future, such as Sol Cresta and Babylon’s Fall. Regardless of all these projects, Bayonetta 3 is definitely the most anticipated, as it will launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
Furthermore, it is predicted that Platinum Games will provide more details about its enigmatic Project GG in 2022, which might be the company’s next big game as a service.
Since Inaba said this in an interview, it’s likely because there’s a battle brewing amongst the major gaming titans to acquire the company. Let’s hope that further information about these remarks becomes available shortly.