NieR: Automata Developer PlatinumGames Working On New IP

Plat­inumGames pro­duc­er Atsushi Ina­ba teased a new IP dur­ing a keynote at BitSummit.

Ina­ba described the new IP as both form­less and shape­less. The only oth­er piece of infor­ma­tion is the con­fir­ma­tion that a new direc­tor will be work­ing on this title. Ina­ba went on to say that he is inter­est­ed to see how this new direc­tor will grow and how the new direc­tor will help Plat­inumGames grow.

When this new IP will be offi­cial­ly announced is still unknown. Ina­ba said that he is unsure if the com­pa­ny could stick to releas­ing a game every year, but hint­ed that fans would at least have more infor­ma­tion by the time he has a sim­i­lar talk with them.

There were no fur­ther details giv­en how­ev­er some spec­u­la­tion can be made from last year’s Bit­Sum­mit keynote. Dur­ing the keynote it was said that Plat­inumGames’ dream was to cre­ate and own an IP. Ina­ba high­light­ed the fact that each devel­op­ment stu­dio has their own strengths and weak­ness­es.  How­ev­er these weak­ness­es could be over­come by hav­ing few­er restric­tions on core con­cepts and the free­dom to make col­lab­o­ra­tions with stu­dios they oth­er­wise could­n’t. This new IP could very well be the game that Plat­inum spoke of.

The one thing we can be sure of is that Plat­inumGames can refine weird and unique IPs like NieR and that the new IP won’t be Scale­bound.

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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