The following compilation of tweets from last week explains once more why Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive.
I think I have discussed this many times before but here goes… First of all, we [Platinum Games] are developers and receive support from publishers by making games that they request or suggest.
As for Bayonetta, we developed the game after signing a deal with SEGA. Later it was decided to also develop the sequel, so we started working on Bayonetta 2.
When development had progressed to a certain degree, in SEGA’s situation it turned into “This isn’t a good plan”, so development halted temporarily.
Without funding we didn’t have the possibility to continue development, but we wanted to get this partially developed Bayonetta 2 available to the public one way or another. So we offered it to various publishers, but as it is a big title, we couldn’t find a partner company. Finally, Bayonetta 2 was about to get terminated completely, when…
Nintendo came in and lent a hand and we were able to restart the development we so desired. Finally the game was released last week, so in five years, we were able to make Bayonetta 2 available to the public.
Knowing those circumstances, if someone is still angry for heading towards Nintendo, I wonder what’s the reason for that, wouldn’t you tell me in a way that is easy to understand?
As I have said earlier, if you want Bayonetta 2 on PS4 or Xbox One, how about trying to ask Nintendo… If Nintendo doesn’t say yes, it’s not going to happen… While you’re at it, try asking for Mario and Zelda too…
As a long time Nintendo owner, I have got quite used to all the surrounding hate towards Kyoto’s giant. However and disregarding personal feelings towards the man, instead of hating Nintendo shouldn’t we all be rather more concerned to the fact that the sequel to one of the greatest action games ever produced was nearly killed of the bat because no publisher wanted to risk investing in the game!?
A world where this would not exist.
What sort of crappy, cowardly industry are we exactly funding with our money?
Hate the “game”, people. Not the players.