The announcement last month made between Chinese Holdings firm Tencent and Japanese video game development studio PlatinumGames revealed that the one company would provide a capital investment for the developer. In tow, this also disclosed the team’s ambitions to pursue self-publishing as well. However, this reveal also left no room regarding what upcoming projects will be birthed from the collaboration.
Now this week, PlatinumGames open a new domain going by the name ‘Platinum4’, initially leaving many fans and industry faces confused as to what this new project could possibly be. But it wasn’t until the team officially announced the Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101: Remastered that more details emerged for this new website.
It was later on that developer shared this website to be a new initiative to showcase the team’s first line of self-published projects. Noted, while the remaster of the 2013 Wii U title is being crowd funded, the project ultimately is still determined to be a self-published title nonetheless.
But as for what else to come from this new website is where the trail runs cold. Currently, there are still three unannounced projects that have yet to be properly revealed from PlatinumGames. Leaning into some speculation, it is suggested that one of these new titles might be a game for Apple Arcade, reports tell. Other fair guesses would be a new IP that could be result from the agreement made with Tencent in January also.
Regarding pre-existing intellectual properties, discussion for Scalebound is on the table as PlatinumGames head Atsushi Inaba told of potentially acquiring the property if not granted publishing rights from Microsoft. Head over here to read the full report on the developing story.
What other games do you think PlatinumGames might have under their belt for Platinum4?