From VGC: "PlatinumGames has teased a new era for the company, as it appoints former licensing general manager and managing director of sales and planning at Nintendo, Takao Yamane, as its new vice president and CBO.
The appointment will be explained in full tomorrow in an interview with Famitsu. Current vice president Hideki Kamiya and current CEO Atsushi Inaba were also present during the interview.
Prior to joining Platinum, Yamane served for seven years as the general manager of Nintendo’s licensing department."
Seems like they've lost their way somewhat. Babylon's Fall was a disaster I imagine, entirely of their own making.
They brought in the closer lol. They are trying to get bought and they will do whatever. The hatchet man is coming. It’s like Gordon Ramsey coming in to fix your dumpy restaurant. Character and independence are the few things platinum has going for it, switching to the corporate shell model won’t do them any favors. It hasn’t. Thats why I believe they want to sell it and bounce. I don’t follow the studio closely but it sounds like the character has been chipped away slowly. It’s time to sell if so.
i dont think they need to change essentially, they just need slmeone to guide them properly. their games are all great, but only those they make for other publishers