It turns out the Platinum 4 initiative is not only about the games. The third announcement out of four is a new PlatinumGames division located in Tokyo. The new studio will develop live service games for consoles.
The Tokyo branch will open its doors in April 2020. Now they are looking for employees: game designers, network developers, programmers, marketers, analysts and so on. “We’re always looking for passionate people to help build our games and our company,” said Kenichi Sato, president and CEO.
It seems that PlatinumGames Tokyo will be helping the main studio (located in Osaka) with the current projects — Babylon’s Fall, Bayonetta 3 and Project G.G. However, they will also take up other games — the new team is interested in console service entertainment. PlatinumGames has dealt with similar products before, but now is going to publish them independently. The Tokyo office was opened with a recent investment from Tencent.
A reminder that previous announcements from the Platinum 4 site are The Wonderful 101: Remastered and Project G.G. There is only one unknown project left — and judging by statements of the studio Atsushi Inaba, it should please PlatinumGames fans.
“The last one is a secret,” Inaba told Famitsu magazine. “We’re doing something very Platinum and interesting. Look forward to it.”