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PlatinumGames Shares Interest In Porting Astral Chain to Other Platforms, Nintendo Has The Final Say

Posted on February 5, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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The launch of Astral Chain last year still holds up to be a miracle for the Nintendo Switch seeing how much content and visuals contained in the game whilst still maintaining a stable framerate that wouldn’t cheapen or even dilute the experience alike other big projects that have launched for the Nintendo eShop. And while there is so much potential for the game alone on the Switch, many would hope there would be the possibility to branch off to other platforms.

Traditionally, exclusive IPs that originate on Nintendo’s line of systems for the most part are only featured on their platform which is to be expected by now. However, developer PlatinumGames looks to possibly be the only driving force that would break this trend Nintendo holds close to the company’s heart.

We already witnessed the team do this previously; yesterday actually with The Wonderful 101: Remastered being announced for PC as well as PlayStation 4. But does that mean there is the possibility for other release projects to also follow suit the 2013 title? Well, PlatinumGames definitely isn’t against bringing the game to other consoles.

According to an interview with Video Game Chronicles, PlatinumGames head Atsushi Inaba shares to be interested in developing other versions for competing platforms, but the decision is for him to make, it’s “Nintendo’s call.”

In the case of Astral Chain, it’s an IP that’s owned half by Platinum and half by Nintendo. So right now it just came out and it’s too early to say. For the time being we’re just hoping that it’s a success for the Nintendo Switch and we’ll see how it goes from there.

When further questioned about the chance of future ports for Astral Chain being a possibility, Inaba tells that this instance is not to their choosing since Nintendo does own a segment of the IP. Adding on that the Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101 was an “exclusive case” for the game’s debut on other hardware.

Although there is no definite information to suggest the chances of Astral Chain for other systems coming to fruition, more installments however, is what looks to be on the forecast. Previously, PlatinumGames told that the team would be exempting the game from receiving additional content to determine if the title would develop into a full on trilogy. T wasn’t until this past December that we learned of the game’s over exceeding sales that virtually settles more games to be on the horizon. Last month, Nintendo released sales figures for releasing software on the Nintendo Switch which shared that the title sold over a million copies.

What platform would you choose to play Astral Chain on?

Astral Chain is out now for Nintendo Switch.

Source: Video Game Chronicles

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