Bayonetta and Nier: Automata developer Platinum Games receives a capital investment from Tencent

Platinum Games is a large third-party game developer that has worked with the likes of Nintendo and Square Enix to publish games like Bayonetta 2 and Nier: Automata that the company would normally not be able to finance on its own. 

So in order to continue operating as an independent publisher, Platinum is always looking for sources of income outside of game revenue. Luckily, it just received a capital investment from the Chinese internet and media giant Tencent. 

“We would like to announce we have received a capital investment from Tencent Holdings Limited as a basis for partnership,” Platinum CEO Kenichi Satosaid in a statement. “This partnership has no effect on the independence of our company, and we will continue operations under our current corporate structure.”

Platinum has been on a roll with releasing fantastic games in partnership with other companies. Astral Chain and Nier: Automata are both critically acclaimed games that have been released in the last few years, with Nier earning several Game of the Year nominations from various publications. 

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