Bayonetta Developer PlatinumGames Teases a Mysterious New IP

PlatinumGames might be on its way to fulfill its dream to own a new IP.

By Giuseppe Nelva

May 19, 2017

During a keynote at BitSummit in Kyoto, PlatinumGames Producer Atsushi Inaba

Inaba-san teased the existence of a “formless, shapeless IP” that he can’t talk about today. Interestingly, he also mentioned that on top of the new IP, it’s also going to involve a new director, and it’s going to be interesting to see how that new director will grow, and how he will help PlatinumGames grow as a company as well.

Inaba-san added that he doesn’t know if the studio will keep up the pace of one title per year, but they’re looking forward to make new games for the fans. He also teased new information coming between now and the next time he’ll have a similar talk, and he’d like the fans to look forward to it.

This actually isn’t the first time that Inaba-san talks about PlatinumGames creating its own IP. At Last year’s edition of BitSummit he actually talked at length abut the fact that the studio dreamt to own its own IP, and apparently that plan is now in motion.

Unfortunately, no further information was provided about the nature of this mysterious new IP, so we’ll have to wait for more news coming down the line.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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