PlatinumGames not too long ago unveiled its model new Tokyo studio, the place the developer stated that it plans to give attention to stay service video games. Nonetheless, Chief Working Officer Atsushi Inaba has stated that one more reason for the growth is to permit the developer to work on “extra enjoyable initiatives” usually.
Chatting with IGN, director Hideki Kamiya stated that the Tokyo studio might be run by “loopy individuals who wish to make video games.” Inaba added that PlatinumGames plans so as to add about 100 workers to its current workforce of roughly 240, in order that the developer doesn’t have to show down initiatives attributable to a small staff. He stated:
To start with, we wouldn’t have sufficient workers in the mean time. It’s a pleasant downside to have, however we get a number of work provides from different publishers, for instance one thing like NieR Automata the place we are able to collaborate on the writer’s IP, or to make unique titles for a writer, and we’re restricted to what number of initiatives we are able to tackle. So there are a number of initiatives that we’ve got to show down, and I feel it might be higher to extend our capability so we are able to work on extra enjoyable initiatives.
In different phrases, stay companies video games aren’t the one factor PlatinumGames Tokyo is planning to give attention to, a lot to the delight of some followers.
“PlatinumGames goals to create an setting the place anybody, no matter seniority, can stand proud as a creator and make a contribution,” President and CEO Kenichi Sato stated of the growth.