Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently spoke to Tatsuya Minami and Atshushi Inaba of Platinum Games to talk a little about game development and the company behind established games such as Bayonetta, Vanquish, and the forthcoming The Wonderful 101. Minami talks to Iwata about how the company is desperately trying to emulate the western relationship between the publisher and the developer, where the developer ultimately has more freedom to do what they want. Here’s a snippet from the latest Iwata Asks.
“If we fail, the company will break up, and if it goes well, we’ll be like, “Take that!” I think that kind of relationship is good. After all, the ones who think about the players the most and face them and strive to make something for them are the game makers.”