Platinum Games, the same studio behind games like Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Scalebound, and lately Nier: Automata, has said that they want a new Platinum Games IP to happen in the next three years. This means that even beyond Scalebound, the studio will be working on something else soon.
Platinum Games has become known for making over-the-top games with spectacular (and very difficult) combat, and even though Nier: Automata and Scalebound haven’t come out yet, Platinum will be keeping themselves busy for the new Platinum Games IP, whatever it’s going to be.
The studio’s president and CEO, Kenichi Sato, has said on his blog that last year, with the celebration of Platinum Games being 10 years old, that he intends to have the studio expand its IP, hence the one that’s being worked on right now. Sato also said that work started on the new Platinum Games IP last year, meaning that there’s already work being done on whatever the studio is making next.
With the amount of anticipation that there is behind Nier: Automata and Scalebound, Platinum Games making another IP, especially if it’s an original one that will get as many fans as Platinum’s other work.
Platinum’s had a somewhat spotty record the past few years, mainly as they’ve done three different licensed properties in a row: The Legend of Korra, Transformers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
While Transformers did get a fairly positive reception (most of the criticism was given over to its full-price tag for a campaign that was only a few hours long), Korra and the Turtles game got harsher criticism due to a variety of factors such as bad multiplayer, glitches, or repetitive gameplay.
Whatever the new Platinum Games IP ends up being, we still have around two years until the studio releases it, but with luck it’ll still be amazing.