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I guess they really needed the capital if they were to outright accept such a deal.
Mixed about it personally. Saying it won't affect your indepedancy is litteraly the first step leading to it.



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Let me guess. All Platinum developed games become EGS exclusives in the future right?



Mar1217 said:
I guess they really needed the capital if they were to outright accept such a deal.
Mixed about it personally. Saying it won't affect your indepedancy is litteraly the first step leading to it.

Its in the wording... a partnership.

That means its a "we own this company together" type of thing.
Tencent now owns enough of the company to have a almost equal say, in how things develope, compaired to Platinum games themselves.

Saying they dont think, it ll effect their indepedancy is foolish.
Why would anyone just buy like half of a company, and not have any say in what it does?





Cerebralbore101 said:
Let me guess. All Platinum developed games become EGS exclusives in the future right?

Yes Tencent owns like 49% of Epic Games.

Whats good for epic games store, is good for epic, is good for Tencent.

Now Tencent owns a large portion of Platinum games, it very likely all games from now on, show up on Epic Games store.

Going forwards they might make less games for Nintendo systems (exlusives atleast)
esp if there goal was to be "independent" and be able to self publish games.

More multiplat games from Platinum Games, is without a doubt a result of this.
In that sense, it might not be so bad for Playstation and Xbox users.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 07 January 2020

JRPGfan said:
Cerebralbore101 said:
Let me guess. All Platinum developed games become EGS exclusives in the future right?

Yes Tencent owns like 49% of Epic Games.

Whats good for epic games store, is good for epic, is good for Tencent.

Now Tencent owns a large portion of Platinum games, it very likely all games from now on, show up on Epic Games store.

Going forwards they might make less games for Nintendo systems (exlusives atleast)

There was an article a few days ago saying that Platinum had big announcements. I already predicted that they would go full on 3rd party after the release of Bayo 3. There was also a thread about it a few days ago. I think I said the same thing there. 



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Cerebralbore101 said:
JRPGfan said:

Going forwards they might make less games for Nintendo systems (exlusives atleast)

There was an article a few days ago saying that Platinum had big announcements. I already predicted that they would go full on 3rd party after the release of Bayo 3. There was also a thread about it a few days ago. I think I said the same thing there. 

Thats the conclusion I drew too.
More multiplat games from them, less contract exclusives for nintendo going forwards.

This might actually not be a bad thing for PS5 and XB2 users.

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

New IPs will be forth comeing instead.
After their done with their contracts, its unlikely they ll touch those IPs again.



Oh well, all goods things must end eventually.



JRPGfan said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

There was an article a few days ago saying that Platinum had big announcements. I already predicted that they would go full on 3rd party after the release of Bayo 3. There was also a thread about it a few days ago. I think I said the same thing there. 

Thats the conclusion I drew too.
More multiplat games from them, less contract exclusives for nintendo going forwards.

This might actually not be a bad thing for PS5 and XB2 users.

The only way I could see this being a bad thing is if they somehow yanked Bayo 3 from being a Switch exclusive. But I'm pretty sure Nintendo has some kind of monetary control over that. A 3rd party dev going 3rd party is great so long as they don't step all over previous exclusivity contracts. Square Enix used Nintendo to publish Octopath, and then promptly sent it over to PC. It was like they had their hand out asking for help with the game, and then walked away giving a middle finger to Nintendo. Square Enix published other games to Switch on their own, and they should have done the same with Octopath. Instead they baited Nintendo to save costs, while still charging a full $60 for what should have been a $50 game. 

Anyway, Platinum makes the kind of games that should be on all platforms, so like you said this will be a good thing. Some game series like the Souls series, and Monster Hunter are held back by being on a single system. 

Edit: What really should have happened with Octopath is that Square Enix should have self published it to both PC and Switch day and date for a reasonable $50 asking price. Instead they got Nintendo to foot the bill for packaging, shipping, and cartridges, something that they could have easily paid for on their own. 

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 07 January 2020

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

Too late for that



This seems like a move to make Platinum more independent. Seems like they are always contracting with other major publishers when they make their games. I think they are ready to do their own thing.