“It would be interesting to see what sort of take we could have on it,” says PlatinumGames studio head Atsushi Inaba.
The battle royale genre has been all the rage in the industry for a couple years now, with everyone from heavyweights to indie successes achieving varying levels of success with their own takes on it. Not too long ago, FromSoftware spoke of how they would like to tackle the genre one day (possibly), and now, another Japanese giant has thrown its hat into the ring- PlatinumGames.
Speaking with VGC, PlatinumGames chief Atsushi Inaba spoke of the battle royale genre, stating that the studio is interested in it and that Inaba would personally be interested in seeing what their take on it could be. He went on to say that whatever it would be, it wouldn’t be a shooter – since that is an area where Apex Legends, which he mentions specifically, has already set the bar so high.
“Yeah, it’s a very interesting genre,” said Inaba. “Quite frankly, I personally think it would be interesting to see what sort of take we could have on it. We wouldn’t want to make something that was just shooting. With Apex Legends the quality bar is so high that we wouldn’t want to go in that direction. Trying to come up with something that’s our taste in that genre could be very interesting.”
It definitely would be interesting to see what the crazy, eccentric minds at PlatinunGames would come up with in a battle royale game of their own- if it ever ends up happening. For now, they haven plenty of other irons in the fire. The likes of Astral Chain, Bayonetta 3, and Babylon’s Fall have all been announced, while Inaba also recently spoke of a secret unannounced project that’s in development. Read more about that through here.