As has been mentioned several times in the past, Bayonetta 2 simply wouldn't exist if it weren't for Nintendo. The sequel was started with Sega's support, but when that company pulled out, the project almost collapsed before Nintendo stepped in.
Despite this knowledge, lots of Sony and Microsoft fans seem hell-bent on haranguing developer Platinum Games for a PS4 and Xbox One edition as if it's their God-given right. There even seems to be some animosity towards Nintendo for making this a Wii U-exclusive release. All of this appears to be troubling Platinum's Hideki Kamiya, who created the first Bayonetta (also coming to the Wii U) and supervised the production of the second title.
Speaking on Twitter, the outspoken developer explained the entire situation in detail:
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…
While Kamiya's comments don't really add anything we didn't already know, it spells out things pretty simply for PS4 and Xbox One owners: this is Nintendo's game, so don't expect to see it ported to any other platforms.