Platinum Games wants to take its titles to PC
Creator of Bayonetta and Anarchy Reigns wants to release upcoming games through Valve's Steam service and also start Kickstarter pages for future projects.
Platinum Games, the developer behind Bayonetta and the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and The Wonderful 10, seem keens to expand its game-making talent beyond consoles.
According to an article from Polygon, the company's executive director, Atsushi Inaba, said that it's interested in creating games for the PC and publishing them through Valve's Steam downloadable games service. It also plans to fund its upcoming projects via Kickstarter. "We haven't released anything on Steam yet, or any PC games for that matter, so I'm not in a position to encourage other people to do so. However, I used to belong to a big publisher [Capcom]. And if you're at a big publisher, business gets carried on just seeing your game on console. Many publishers don't view PC as an important platform."
He views the PC market as an area with huge potential. "If you think about the console market in Japan and compare it to the world, it's not that big." The director recently visited Steam and Half-Life creator Valve during the PAX Prime video game convention in Seattle. What he was allowed to speak about at this point in time was that the company was open-minded, as well as its future goals and company direction.
In related news, the company also told Polygon that it is also interested in Nintendo's 3DS. Inaba said that he views it as a proper evolution of an already-successful device. "Being able to view stereoscopic 3D with the naked eye is a great innovation, but very straightforward, so I'm very interested in it. Currently we have a lot of titles in development, and we can't fund a 3DS game ourselves. So there's nothing in the works. But I'm very positive on it."
Platinum Games is currently working on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, The Wonderful 101, and Bayonetta 2. For more information on the first game, check out GameSpot's recent impressions on the Tokyo Game Show 2012 build.