Platinum Games Reaffirms Bayonetta 2 Will Not Be On PlayStation 4, Xbox One
One of the lead supervisors from Platinum Games had some witty comments as to why you aren't going to see Bayonetta 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Over the past week, Platinum Games story and lead supervisor Hideki Kamiya Tweeted about Bayonetta 2's development, Nintendo Everything reports. Kamiya mentions that Bayonetta 2's development was troubled and halted when Sega was calling the shots. Bayonetta 2 was pitched to multiple publishing companies and most declined on picking it up, until Platinum Games got a surprise from the Big N. Nintendo decided to let Bayonetta 2 be its big, third-party action exclusive. It also shows that Nintendo is open about having Mature games on its consoles.
Here is a full translation of Kamiya's Tweets:
I think I have discussed this many times before but here goes… First of all, we [Platinum Games] are developers and receive support from publishers by making games that they request or suggest.
As for Bayonetta, we developed the game after signing a deal with SEGA. Later it was decided to also develop the sequel, so we started working on Bayonetta 2.
When development had progressed to a certain degree, in SEGA’s situation it turned into “This isn’t a good plan”, so development halted temporarily.
Without funding we didn’t have the possibility to continue development, but we wanted to get this partially developed Bayonetta 2 available to the public one way or another. So we offered it to various publishers, but as it is a big title, we couldn’t find a partner company. Finally, Bayonetta 2 was about to get terminated completely, when…
Nintendo came in and lent a hand and we were able to restart the development we so desired. Finally the game was released last week, so in five years, we were able to make Bayonetta 2 available to the public.
Knowing those circumstances, if someone is still angry for heading towards Nintendo, I wonder what’s the reason for that, wouldn’t you tell me in a way that is easy to understand?
As I have said earlier, if you want Bayonetta 2 on PS4 or Xbox One, how about trying to ask Nintendo… If Nintendo doesn’t say yes, it’s not going to happen… While you’re at it, try asking for Mario and Zelda too…
It definitely sounds like Kamiya is tired of people asking him to have Bayonetta 2 launch on the PS4 and Xbox One. Bayonetta launches on Oct. 24 exclusively for Wii U.