Automata Developer PlatinumGames Teasing New IP — NieR

James Marshall
May 22, 2017

It seems that the cancellation of Scalebound has not yielded particular shocks to Platinum Games: the start of a new project and rumors about Bayonetta 3 could not harm the image of an active studio and in good health, thanks to the success of Nier: Automata.

He didn't share any further details, but we can't wait to see what the studio is up to.

We'll let you know once the team makes any sort of official announcement.

Platinum Games is working on a new IP, which will be music to the ears of fans of Vanquish, Bayonetta, and Nier: Automata.

Atsushi Inaba of Platinum Games said that the studio might not retain its direction of making a title each year. They obviously didn't reveal what the IP is, but IGN is reporting that the IP is "formless" and that a new director will be taking charge of whatever the project is they're working on. He went on to say that they are excited about working on new games for the fans. Maybe this is the title they are looking forward to rely on a trademark for the studio to revolve around.

In July 2016, Inama told USgamer that Platinum Games will need to have its own IP if it wants to survive and thrive in the industry. Even Bayonetta, which is closely associated with Platinum, belongs to Sega. Both games are co-developed by Cygames and neither have been confirmed for western release, which is to say PlatinumGames has no games now in development for western audiences.

Next in the keynote he talked about the rate at which the company had been producing games, noting that he's unsure if they'll continue the pace of putting out one game per year.

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