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PlatinumGames is open to being acquired if it can keep its freedom

PlatinumGames has remained independent for years now, teaming up with several major publishers across the industry in order to release new games. While previously the company has been very keen on staying independent, it is now more open to joining a larger publisher as long as the right offer comes along. 

Speaking with VGC in a recent interview, PlatinumGames president, Atsushi Inaba, explained that the studio is open to being acquired – but it would want to retain its creative freedom, pointing to Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard as an example.

“The most important thing for us is to have the freedom to make the games that we want to make”, Inaba said. “What I hear about the recent acquisitions, I don’t think Microsoft is going to start micromanaging Activision to where they take away all their freedom… I don’t think it’s going to be a relationship like that.”

“I think there’s going to be a lot of mutual respect there and I think Activision will be able to continue doing what they do best. That’s also what’s most important to us at the end of the day, whatever form that takes for us and our company. So I would not turn anything down, as long as our freedom was still respected.”

Currently, PlatinumGames has some contracts in place for upcoming titles, including Babylon's Fall (Square Enix) and Bayonetta 3 (Nintendo), which any acquiring company would have to consider. Recently, PlatinumGames also made it known that it wants to revisit Scalebound and get Microsoft back on board.

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KitGuru Says: Just because a company is open to being acquired doesn't necessarily mean the right deal will come along. With that in mind, don't expect Platinum to have been sold within the next few months, but at some point down the line, we could see the company joining forces with a major publisher full-time. 

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