Today Osaka-based developer PlatinumGames announced a partnership with the Chinese giant Tencent.
According to the brief announcement on the developer’s official website, the basis for the partnership is a capital investment from Tencent, but it won’t have any effect on PlatinumGames’ independence.
We also hear that PlatimnumGames hopes to to use the capital to solidify its business foundations and explore self-publishing.
You can read the full message below.
“We would like to announce we have received a capital investment from Tencent Holdings Limited as a basis for partnership. This partnership has no effect on the independence of our company, and we will continue operations under our current corporate structure.
We hope to use this capital to strengthen our foundation as a business and expand from game development into exploring self-publishing. We also hope that this partnership can give us a wider global perspective, while still creating high quality games that stay true to our name.
Thank you as always for your continued support. Please look forward to what we have in store.
January 7, 2020
President and CEO
PlatinumGames is known for many classic titles including NieR: Automata, the Bayonetta series, and Astral Chain.
Recently they revealed the first gameplay of their upcoming title in partnership with Square Enix Babylon’s Fall, which is coming for PS4 and PC.