NieR: Automata
PlatinumGames Announces Partnership With Tencent to Fund Publishing
Written Tuesday, January 07, 2020 By Matt Lorrigan

Bayonetta and Nier: Automata developer PlatinumGames has announced a new partnership with the Chinese tech company Tencent Holdings Limited, through an update on their official website.

Platinum President and CEO Kenichi Sato stated "We would like to announce we have received a capital investment from Tencent Holdings Limited as a basis for partnership." The investment appears to be part of a larger push from the action game experts into publishing their own games, with the Sato continuing; "We hope to use this capital to strengthen our foundation as a business and expand from game development into exploring self-publishing. We also hope that this partnership can give us a wider global perspective, while still creating high quality games that stay true to our name."

Tencent have become one of the largest video game companies in the world in recent years, with stakes in Riot Games, Ubisoft, Acitivion Blizzard and Epic Games, among others. PlatinumGames has assured fans that the investment won't threaten the developer's autonomy, however. "This partnership has no effect on the independence of our company, and we will continue operations under our current corporate structure."

Platinum's next release is the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle, due out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 18th February.


User Comments
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Comment #1 by Doomsdayman
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 02:15:47 PM
Seriously why with Tencent out of all the publishers.

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Comment #2 by Sargeist
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 02:56:05 PM
@1 Yeah... it’s not some crappy developer of mobile games. I don’t get it, none of ‚big’ publishers heard about games like Vanquish or Bayonetta?

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Comment #3 by damikesc
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 07:48:11 PM
Well,I guess we will get tons of the heroes being Chinese now.

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US March 07, 2017
Europe March 10, 2017
Japan February 23, 2017

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