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PlatinumGames interview: ‘Only one project in my career went according to schedule’

Kamiya and Inaba discuss their retro revival Sol Cresta and the ongoing wait for Bayonetta 3.

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Eonjay33d ago

Thats not exactly a good thing you know. Its probably why Scalebound got canned.

Magog33d ago

No, I think it was because Phil Mattrick lacked vision.

TheRealTedCruz33d ago

Heads of Platinum literally stated they bit off more than they could chew. MS poured more money into the project, brought in a few people to try and salvage the project.

After the inevitable conclusion that the game couldn't come to fruition without drastic changes, and much more money into an already over budget title, both companies agreed to just cut their losses.

ZwVw33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

What are you talking about? Scalebound was greenlit under Mattrick and canceled under Spencer.

Whose Phil Mattrick btw?

isarai33d ago

It's not a "good" thing but it's the norm. Game development is just such a fragile process and takes far more to fix/change things than most other industries. And almost every major issue calls for creative and bespoke solutions. It's just too unpredictable to stick to your first release date a lot of the time.

Magog33d ago

A shan't this game is going to be 720p. Their talent is wasted on Switch.

solideagle33d ago

is this the reason Sony/MS do not approach them. I think Platinum is a quality developer but I have not seen Sony approached them ever.

Pedantic9133d ago

I think it'll be worth the wait.
Nintendo is calling the shots, and since the Switch is still selling really well, no need to rush things.

Pedantic9132d ago

I would asume so yes, or is Nintendo not the ones fronting the bill for this game ?

CrimsonWing6932d ago

It just sounds weird that the production of a game rests on how well the console is selling. So, we get nothing until sales are sluggish?

Pedantic9132d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Not entirely dependant on sales and im no sales expert, all iv'e learned over the years is that when things are running smoothly one usually can afford to wait a bit longer with the bigger announcements, in this case the first gameplay clip of Bayonetta 3.