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" Bayonetta 3 and Babylon’s Fall developer Platinum Games has received a capital investment from Tencent Holdings as a basis for partnership, the company announced. The partnership has no effect on the independence of Platinum Games, which will continue operations under its current corporate structure.

Platinum Games president and CEO Kenichi Sato said the company will use the capital from Tencent Holdings to “strengthen our foundation as a business and expand from game development into exploring self-publishing,” as well as achieve “a wider global perspective, while still creating high quality games that stay true to our name.”

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I do not know how to feel about the future of a good developer getting an investment from Tencent.

I hope Nintendo , Sony or Microsoft just buy Platinum already . I don't want CCP who own them

Luckily, almost all of the IPs that Platinum has created or touched do not belong to them.

Regardless, it's a scary situation. Platinum is a great developer and has a very particular way of making games. If they recieve money from another company... they can say whathever they want, but part of their freedom will be gone.

I only called them the whore of game developers half jokingly. Turns out they really do whore themselves out to anyone with money.

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Probably won’t end well

Tencent is growing way to big.... I dont like it.

Its not healthy if too much of the gameing market, is owned / controlled by 1 company.

JRPGfan said:
Tencent is growing way to big.... I dont like it.

Its not healthy if too much of the gameing market, is owned / controlled by 1 company.

And it really doesn't help that the one company is controlled by the Chinese government. People need to see what happened with Blizzard and realize that Chinese investment *always* comes with strings attached.

I don't mind Tencent, I think what's going with Epic and it's store is great, making games like PUBG on mobile for free is a huge succes, I think EA an USA owned company is still one of the worst.

Why am I not nervous?

The guy that made Platinum what it is doesn't take garbage from anyone, and Tencent won't want to force him out because they know his reputation for quality games so they will appease him and not boss him around. If they do, he will leave and take all the talent with him. Their good ips are owned by other companies so this would leave Platinum as a void of nothingess and at that point who cares if China owns them? So either Platinum remains what it is, or everyone leaves to start a new company and no damage is really done.