Despite the unfortunate cancellation of Scalebound, PlatinumGames have been on something of a roll, from PC ports of Bayonetta and Vanquish to Nier: Automata. Co-founder Hideki Kamiya has been particularly pleased with the success of the latter, claiming that game director Yoko Taro saved the studio.
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Kamiya talked about Nier on Twitter over the weekend, showing his appreciation for Yoko Taro.
— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) August 13, 2017
Here’s the translation, courtesy of NeoGAF:
“Nier’s success has to this point given Platinum a new fanbase, a growing staff, a brilliant success story, an increase in qualified job applicants, and a great benefit. Normally, I can’t help but do everything by myself… it’s a pitiful story, but to say that Yoko-san saved Platinum would not be an exaggeration. I cannot thank him enough.”
Platinum is easily one of my favourite Japanese developers, and it’s been great to see it porting games over to PC – even better that they seem to have done pretty well, particularly Nier. Here’s to this continuing!