In the same interview with VGC the second week, PlatinumGames co-founders Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya used the company’s upcoming self-published title Project GG to seemingly touch on why it has been so quiet about certain other releases.
With these other games – like Bayonetta 3, for example – everything comes down to the publisher’s approach. In the case of Bayonetta 3, the publisher is Nintendo. When there’s something like Project GG though, Kamiya explains how Platinum can actually share what it wants, when it wants (without getting into trouble):
“Also since we publish ourselves [Project G.G.], there are no publishers who can get mad at me this time, so I share things online and set up screenshots whenever I want … “
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“We do not have much to say for projects that we do not publish. And we understand that different titles require different approaches, so we respect the publisher’s decisions.”
“So if there’s a difference between what we want to do with Project GG versus what we usually do with our other titles, it’s not really a critique of these publishers: we respect their approaches. But especially for this title, our approach as the company is that we hope to be more open. “
So when it comes to Project GG, you can expect to see and hear more than you can normally get from Platinum when working on a game published by another company.
Could this be why Platinum has been so tight on the Bayonetta 3? Is that why Kamiya keeps telling fans that things are going “very well” all the time? To be fair, in the same interview he even said that a potential update from 2021 about the game was not really Platina’s “position to say”.
What do you make of the answers above? Do you think Platinum has been told by Nintendo not to say anything about the Bayonetta 3, and it can not even tell us? You know, so Nintendo can finally make some kind of surprise message and break the internet … Share your own thoughts below.