Platinum Games has welcomed in the new year with a special message from president and CEO Tatsuya Minami and thanks supporters for what has been a glorious year for the company. Shared to fans over on Platinum Games’ official blog, the CEO speaks of Bayonetta 2’s critical and user acclaim, strongly believing that the second would not have been possible without the first game’s critical reception, along with The Legend of Korra’s release. Both titles, he says,”represent important milestones” for Platinum, of which they are “deeply proud”.
As well as looking back on 2014, Tatsuya Minami also looks to 2015 and the future of the company. He touches on a gaming term anecdote, relating to New Game +, thoroughly believing that this is the company’s second playthrough and constantly seek to challenge themselves at every turn. Though Minami’s message doesn’t share information on new releases, we’re already aware that Platinum are working on a new game, though it’s still in early development. You can view a snippet of the president’s message below, or in full on Platinum’s blog.
Hi everyone, Happy New Year from PlatinumGames.
In 2014, we were able to see the sequel to Bayonetta, our flagship title, released to the world, as well as the release of The Legend of Korra, a game available only outside of Japan.
I’d like to express my thanks to all of our fans who supported us by purchasing and playing these titles, and to the staff who worked so hard to make these games’ releases possible.
As a video game developer, a new year doesn’t actually mark an achievement in the history of our company. Our milestones are made when we finish a game and can release it to our fans. Each of those successive milestones has brought PlatinumGames to where it is today.
One way we gauge the success of a game is if our users finish it and think, “I want more.” We strongly believe that Bayonetta 2 would not have been possible without the critical reception of the first. Both of these games represent important milestones for our company, and we are deeply proud of them.