Platinum Games is very well-known for Bayonetta and it was also working on the Microsoft exclusive Scalebound before it was canceled. We have been hearing rumors and getting hints about the developer working in new games and we know that it is not Scalebound. The studio head Atsushi Inaba has now shown an interested in making a battle royale game.
Battle Royale games have been getting a lot of attention lately. We had Fortnite and PUBG. Both these games were released on mobile and got even more traction. The newest big addition is Apex Legends. Millions of players were playing the game every day and the developer is working in releasing the game on mobile as well.
The following is what Inaba had to say about an upcoming battle royale game:
Yeah, it’s a very interesting genre. Quite frankly, I personally think it would be interesting to see what sort of take we could have on it. We wouldn’t want to make something that was just shooting. With Apex Legends the quality bar is so high that we wouldn’t want to go in that direction. Trying to come up with something that’s our taste in that genre could be very interesting.
There are plenty of Battle Royale games out there. Games like Fortnite and Apex Legends are free-to-play. I do not know if there is room for another one. Platinum Games is a very experienced developer and might have something special in mind. It needs to bring something new to the table in order to stand out from the crowd.
The developer also mentioned recently that it is working on a title that has never been done before. That is very interesting indeed and we might be able to learn more at E3 2019.
Let us know what you think about Platinum Games making a battle royale game and whether or not you are interested in checking out yet another battle royale title.