PlatinumGames Insists Bayonetta 3 Isn’t Canceled And Work Persists During Current Pandemic

Familiar faces at PlatinumGames have come forth to clarify things regarding Bayonetta 3’s development. The upcoming game is still in the works, and despite the current pandemic going on, the devs are still working hard to deliver the third entry.

At the start of the year 2020, PlatinumGames noted that the coming year would be one of the most important in its history. However, 2020 also brought out another side that sees Tencent helping the company. As of now, there are some fans that still like PlatinumGames, while others aren’t too happy about Tencent and the live-ops deal.

Whether you like PlatinumGames or not, studio head Atsushi Inaba and game director Hideki Kamiya recently told website videogameschronicle.com during an interview how things are progressing with Bayonetta 3.

You can read what Inaba has to say about working during the current pandemic and what motivates the team to keep pushing forward on game development right here:

“From a company perspective, there is a lot we’re learning and a lot of new obstacles that we’ve needed to clear together. It’s hard to try and put an optimistic spin on things without sounding inappropriate I suppose, but I am glad to see that a lot of people are looking to games to get through this situation. Because that also serves as motivation to us to want to sit down and work our best so that we can provide something that can hopefully bring joy to people.”

Later on, the website asked Kamiya if he ever gets tired of being asked about Bayonetta 3. Here’s his response:

“I’m on Twitter so I see a lot of comments every day. I’m happy that there’s still anticipation for the title, but one thing I would like to address is the trend I’m seeing which is people who are starting to ask if the game has been cancelled. I want you guys to take any concerns you have like that and throw them out the window immediately because we’re still hard at work on it and it hasn’t been cancelled by any means. Please look forward to it!”

The dev team is still interested in making games and self-publishing, and it sounds like we might hear something special from PlatinumGames in the coming months according to Inaba:

“We’re still interested in self-publishing and so I’m sure there will be more to come in the future. We’ll probably have more news for people in just the next few months about something.”

Lastly, the coronavirus seems to have little impact on Bayonetta 3’s development in that PlatinumGames is still able to work on the forthcoming title and not cancel it.

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