Platinum Games, known for its Bayonetta series, announced that it has entered into a capital alliance with Tencent Holdings in China.
By accepting this investment, we will strengthen our management base, and in the future we will work on the publishing business of our titles as well as game development.We will continue to pursue the creation of high-quality games like Platinum Games with global business development in mind. Aspirations are stated. Platinum Games is a Japanese game maker that includes Hideki Kamiya, who wrote Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry, and Atsushi Inaba, who was the producer of Ace Attorney and Tekki. He has also developed other series such as Konami's "Metal Gear Rising @ Revengeance" and Nintendo's "Star Fox Zero", and "TRANSFORMERS DEVASTATION" is a hidden masterpiece.
In the capital alliance with Tencent, there is no change in the independence of the company, and the policy is that the management will be led by the conventional management team.
Well, Tencent has invested in several other game makers, such as the complete acquisition of Riot Games, the developer of the popular MOBA game League of Legends, in 2015. Other acquisitions include Fortnite developer Epic Games, as well as PUBG's Bluehole [11.5%], Activision Blizzard [5%] and Ubisoft [5.0%]. Also,Launch of Nintendo Switch in ChinaEven Tencent's cooperation was essential.
However, Tencent also has some aspects as a Chinese company. Activision Blizzard, a partner,E-sports player supporting Hong Kong demonstration suspended for participationBut there was no direct evidence that the company was involved in the pressure, but it was at least suspicious that Activision had agreed.
In any case, it should be good news for gamers to reinforce the management of Platinum Games, which is launching popular games such as Astral Chain and NieR: Automata. The representative "Bayonetta" series has been traveling from SEGA sales to Nintendo sales, but in the future, by focusing on publishing its own titles, it seems that a more unique new IP can be expected in the future.