Kenichi Sato, President and CEO of PlatinumGames, announced today that the studio has recieved an funding from Tencent. With this funding, PlatinumGames will start exploring self-publishing, whereas nonetheless remaining an impartial studio for the longer term, persevering with to in any other case function because it has been. The studio may even try for a “wider world perspective” whereas persevering with to concentrate on the event of high-quality video games.
Tencent owns or has invested right into a near-innumerable variety of studios and publishers, proudly owning firms like Riot Video games and Supercell, with investments in firms together with (however nowhere close to restricted to) Frontier Developments, Epic Video games, Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard. It is at present unclear precisely how a lot cash Tencent invested into PlatinumGames.
PlatinumGames has a protracted historical past of motion video games, being answerable for such titles as Steel Gear Strong: Revengeance and NieR: Automata. The studio is understood for taking up a number of initiatives without delay, having shipped Astral Chain in 2019 and at present deep being deep into improvement on Bayonetta three for the Nintendo Change, in addition to Babylon’s Fall on PlayStation four and PC.
With this extra funding, the studio is probably going not in any hazard of needing extra work within the close to future. We’ll proceed to supply updates on any future adjustments for PlatinumGames.