Platinum Games has pulled the curtain off, slightly, for their upcoming project that was teased a few weeks ago.
Project G.G. is a new title that will be fully owned and self-published by Platinum Games. As of right now, Platinum is targeting all platforms for the title but the genre, release date, and further details are all TBD.
In speaking about the new project, Studio Head Hideki Kamiya had the following to say.
“Hello, everyone. Platinum Games chief game designer Hideki Kamiya here.
It’s my honor today, at long last, to announce an all-new, all-original project from Platinum Games. In the fourteen years since we founded this company, we’ve worked towards the dream of making and releasing a game based on a Platinum intellectual property. Now, we’re finally stepping up to that starting line.
What makes this new title different from what we’ve done before? Let me explain a bit, because I’m sure you’ll agree that this is a giant step for Platinum Games!
We’ve made a wide variety of games throughout our history, sometimes based on existing properties, likeNieR: Automata; sometimes wholly original stories, likeBayonettaandAstral Chain. Our work has found a core of passionate fans who trust us to deliver high-quality action games.
But Platinum Games has thus far only been a developer. That means we make the games, and that’s it. All of our titles up until now have been made under contracts, with cooperation and funding from the publishers who distribute them.
Of course, everyone at Platinum and I are extremely grateful for the relationship that we’ve made with all of you through the games we’ve made so far. But ultimately, all of those games belong to publishers. Any and all decisions about how those games are promoted, how their content is used, and so on, are entirely up to the publisher.
As a creator, it’s hard not to think of my games as my children. After all, it takes a lot of hard work to raise them up, and a lot of love, too. However, once they’re done, any choices about them are entirely out of my hands. So, for example, no matter how many times people tell me, “You should make a sequel to this game,” or, “I’d love to see it on that console,” there’s nothing I can do about it.
Which brings us toProject G.G.(that’s just a working title, by the way).Project G.G.is different. Unlike any of the games we’ve made so far, it’s going to be a 100 percent Platinum Games title. For everything from its setting and characters, to its game design and story, to how it’s promoted—Platinum Games is in full control.
Of course, that has its downsides, too. We’ll be taking on new risks that we’ve never had to assume before as a contracted developer. Having full control over theProject G.G.IP gives us a ton of freedom, but also a ton of responsibility. Still, I think we can harness that sense of responsibility and turn it into motivation to makeProject G.G.the best game it can be.
Like I said before, withProject G.G., we’re stepping up to a starting line. The finish line is still a long way away. But I know I’m looking forward to running the race! I hope you’ll cheer us on.
And if you’d like to join us at Platinum as we start out on this new endeavor, I sincerely hope you’ll take a look at our jobs page and see if there’s a position that’s right for you.
On behalf of the Project G.G. team and all of PlatinumGames, thank you for your support!”
Platinum Games are typically well received and beloved by many. It’s great news for Platinum that they are moving towards self-publishing and we absolutely wish them nothing but the best on the journey.