Platinum Games, the developers behind Bayonetta and Nier: Automata, spoke of their desire to develop their own, original IP last year. In a new interview with Game Informer, their co-founder Atsushi Inaba says the company are in fact working on two new IPs, which they also plan to self-publish.
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That would be a first for Platinum, who have generally licensed other IPs and worked with larger publishers to bring them to market.
Platinum have allowed all team members to pitch ideas for their own game - a challenge to which their staff have risen admirably, producing 70 design documents. Inaba says "we want to motivate the people that work here. We want to give them an opportunity to make their own game." As a result, Platinum now have "two designs that we're genuinely focused on."