PlatinumGames co-founder and newly anointed President and CEO, Atsushi Inaba was recently interviewed by Japanese publication Famitsu. The CEO discussed his aspirations for the company, revealing he wants PlatinumGames to create “larger” and “riskier” titles, along with possibly dropping some hints about the upcoming Project G.G.
Inaba discussed how he would like to see PlatinumGames focus on titles that “can be enjoyed and loved for a longer period of time,” more so than “one-off, well designed” games like Bayonetta. This desire to release games with longevity in mind seems to suggest Inaba is hoping to focus the company on live service titles. Many companies are making a similar shift these days, with developers like Naughty Dog, known for single-player games such as Uncharted and The Last of Us, currently developing their first live service title. Perhaps Project G.G. will go the same route.
Speaking further on Project G.G. Inaba said, “Project G.G. is still in the stage of testing various things, so I can’t tell you much about it, but when it comes to future game production, we want to focus on creating games that are different from the past. I would like to focus on creating games that can be enjoyed and loved for a longer period of time.” Adding, “Of course, we would like to cherish and create small but brilliantly conceived games such as Sol Cresta, and games in which you can enjoy the process of clearing the game by going through one-off, well-designed stages, such as Bayonetta. However, the projects that we are trying to create for the future will be different in terms of their structure. Considering the changes in the market over the next five years or so, I think it is absolutely necessary for us to do this. I’m sorry for being so vague, but I think that’s all I can tell you right now”
Project G.G. will be PlatinumGame’s first fully-owned IP. The action game will feature a giant hero. Not much is known about the upcoming title outside of the teaser trailer released in 2020, which you can check out here. It will be interesting to see how Inaba’s vision comes to fruition with the company’s future games.