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Bayonetta developer Platinum Games has revealed plans to develop and self-publish at least one mid-range game on the scale of last year’s Hellblade from Ninja Theory.

Speaking to GameInformer, studio producer Atsushi Inaba said that the team is “looking into creating [its] own IP.” To facilitate this goal, the team instituted an open-door policy for pitches, enabling anyone from the company to suggest a game project, and the massive number of suggestions has now been distilled down to two, although Inaba did not reveal further information about them.

Despite being known for producing games with extremely high production values, the new projects will not be massive AAA undertakings, but more modest undertakings created by around 20 people. The intention of this new initiative is to enable staff to feel as though they are creating something that is theirs, although, according to Inaba, “ it has to be something that’s on brand and on topic, and obviously when people think of the Platinum Games brand, they expect crazy hardcore action, right?”

Although the idea appears immediately similar to Hellblade’s Independent AAA proposition, Inaba rejects the idea that Platinum Games has taken inspiration from that project: “Rather than looking at other companies and how they’ve done it, for us the reason we want to do it is we want to motivate the people that work here.”

No real details about these new IPs are available at present, although the hypothetical nature of comments about multiplayer made earlier in the interview suggest that the team will, once again, focus on single-player elements. Inaba said that “we feel that we can definitely design […] strong multiplayer experiences and whatnot—but it has to be done from the beginning.”

Following its founding in 2007, Platinum Games created a number of new IPs, including Bayonetta, Vanquish, and The Wonderful 101, but has more recently worked on licensed projects, such as Nier: Automata, Star Fox Zero, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan.

In addition to these new games, the developer is currently working on Bayonetta 3 exclusively for Switch, and Granblue Fantasy Project Re:Link exclusively for PlayStation 4.

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