Love it or hate it, the battle royale genre is still one of the hottest areas of gaming at the moment. By this point, we imagine almost everyone on the planet has at least heard of Fortnite, and other games like Apex Legends and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds have also consistently been making headlines since they launched.
Some big-name developers are still to tackle the genre, though, and we wouldn't be surprised to see several stay away from it entirely - how do you compete with games which already have player bases in the hundreds of millions? One such developer still to experiment with the 100-player madness is PlatinumGames (Bayonetta, The Wonderful 101, Nier: Automata), although that doesn't mean that it isn't interested.
Studio head Atsushi Inaba has revealed that he would be interested to see how PlatinumGames could put its own spin on the genre, stating that he'd want it to steer away from something that "was just shooting". His comments come from a recent interview with VGC:
"Yeah, it’s a very interesting genre. 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."
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