PlatinumGames president and CEO Kenichi Sato has some good news for fans. It looks like their efforts to break into publishing games have been given a boost. As of this week, the company has entered into an agreement with Chinese firm Tencent for mutually beneficial financial cooperation. “We would like to announce we have received a capital investment from Tencent Holdings Limited as a basis for partnership,” said Sato. The partnership is primarily focused on Tencent providing financial assistance to PlatinumGames for the company to begin publishing their own projects, as well as possibly working with other developers.
And according to a new post over on the company’s official page there’s some exciting projects already in the works. The company will also continue to partner with other publishers in the future, so expect more great things from Platinum. As Sato said in the statement, “We hope to use this capital to strengthen our foundation as a business and expand from game development into exploring self-publishing. We also hope that this partnership can give us a wider global perspective, while still creating high quality games that stay true to our name.”
Platinum is not being bought or absorbed by Tencent, in case you were wondering. “This partnership has no effect on the independence of our company, and we will continue operations under our current corporate structure.”
No mention of specific titles yet though. The developer behind excellent titles like NieR:Automata, which according to Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya kept the company from closing, has a proven track record for great games. And in 2020 with their eye on self-publishing they could be poised for greatness. And with the impending launch of Babylon’s Fall, 2020 could be incredible.