Those hoping that Bayonetta 2 will eventually make it’s way onto the new gen consoles are set to have their hopes crashed right now.
Platinum Games developer Hideki Kamiya confirmed the news stating (Thanks, Nintendo Everything):
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. The game was finally released last week, so after 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 the reason for that is: could you tell me in a way that is easy to understand? As I have said before, 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.
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