Following a year which saw Japanese developer Platinum Games release Bayonetta 2 on Wii U and The Legend of Korra on multiple platforms, President and CEO Tatsuya Minami welcomed everyone to 2015 with a New Year’s Greeting on their website.
Looking back at their 2014 titles, Platinum believes Bayonetta 2 “would not have been possible without the critical reception of the first,” and they are “deeply proud” of both Bayonetta titles. For The Legend of Korra video game, which is based on the TV show that has never been released in Japan, Minami said, “The fact that we, a Japanese company, were entrusted with this property, reaffirmed our faith that Platinum Games is respected across the world. This too, may have been a major turning point for us.”
After talking about how 2014 for Platinum Games feels like they’ve come to a “New Game +” stage for the studio, Minami said, “We intend to challenge ourselves and explore possibilities we may not have been able to realize until now. This is the attitude we try to maintain everyday as we come to work.”
The video game industry is one that is ever-changing. New technology and approaches to game development are introduced daily, constantly giving our staff volumes of new study material. We can’t rely on our past experience to get us through everything. We intend to press forward strongly in 2015, experimenting with new ideas for how to give our fans across the world a thrilling user experience that could only come from Platinum. Thank you as always for all your support.
In the above video, members of Platinum Games talk about the new year, with Producer Akiko Kuroda teasing that “this year I hope to share a lot of exciting announcements.”
What do you hope to see from Platinum Games in 2015?
[Source: Platinum Games]