Sega: Platinum at home on 360 and PS3
Sega's Mike Hayes has been musing on PlatinumGames and how they seem to have found a comfortable home on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Hayes commented on the MadWorld developer's successful jump from Wii to the HD consoles in a recent interview with CVG.
Hayes said of the under-performing Wii mature title: "Critically it got a lot of acclaim, but commercially it wasn't the success we wanted it to be. Clearly that was a mismatch with the Wii audience - particularly in terms of the amount of cross-ownership between Wii and the other home platforms. If you're going to play a mature-rated game, you're going to get your 360, PC or PS3 out to do so. But you can't knock us for having a go."
"We were brave in that area," adds Hayes. "But the reality is, Platinum Games is such a cutting-edge developer they need the PS3 or 360 to realise what they actually want to do. You saw that with Bayonetta - it was a very high-quality standard. Vanquish will push the envelope even further. Platinum are definitely more at home on those platforms. But we were thrilled when they tried to do a mature thing on Nintendo."