Kenichi Sato resigned as President and CEO of PlatinumGames at the end of December, and Vice President Atsushi Inaba has been appointed as the company’s new CEO creator of Bayonetta, Nier: Automata The The Wonderful 101. Sato, who has been president for nearly six years, will remain on the board as an advisor. Inaba will not lose his second role, that of head of the study.
“The creation of a new and enjoyable game begins when the creator can enjoy the game for himself. Then the creator has to continually develop his idea until he has something that communicates that sense of fun to anyone who experiences it; that consideration of the user makes the difference, “said Inaba with the announcement of the new organization.
“Our overall goal for entering self-publishing has not changed since its inception: invent something new and share it with the rest of the world, showing our sincerity towards creation every step of the way, “in reference to the team’s intention to publish its own games and maintain licensing rights. The Wonderful 101 Remastered -of which they acquired the rights that were in the hands of Nintendo- was the first of these titles but there is more in progress besides Bayonetta 3 for Sega and Nintendo or Babylon’s Fall para Square Enix: Project G.G. is Hideki Kamiya’s new action game.
Video games connect people
“Bringing people together who speak different languages, from different origins with a remote control, making us smile with a new type of game, connects us and sets us free. It is a job that I am extremely proud of.“concludes Inaba.
The company’s most immediate projects are Sun Crest Y Babylon’s Fall -March 3rd-, and this year it will be launched Bayonetta 3. Later i will Project G.G. and there are rumors about a new Deny.