Hideki Kamiya: Astral Chain PS4 Release Depends on Nintendo
Astral Chain has just released and in the few days it has been on the market, the title has not only been a success, but the exclusive Nintendo Switch title has already achieved great sales success. Given the quality of the game developed by PlatinumGames, users of other consoles have the desire to play it on their systems, so they recently asked Astral Chain development managers about the odds that the title will no longer be exclusive to Nintendo and its response was blunt.
Through Twitter, several users have questioned PlatinumGames about the possibility of seeing Astral Chain on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Responsible for answering those questions was the company’s co-founder and game supervisor, Hideki Kamiya. Although he did not give an explicit and definitive answer, Kamiya made it clear that it is not his decision to bring this new IP to other systems and that it would be as unlikely as seeing other Nintendo properties on PlayStation 4.
“Well… it would be great to have Mario, Zelda, and Metroid on the PS4 too… As for me, do I hate PlayStation…? I’m just a developer fulfilling my contractual obligations so I don’t know, maybe you can try asking my publisher and investor Nintendo?,” Kamiya explained.
As you can see, Kamiya’s statements confirm that the IP belongs to Nintendo, since it was they who were responsible for financing it. Also, on launch day, Takahisa Taura reiterated that Astral Chain is a new intellectual property of Nintendo. That said, the only way to test this great title of Nintendo Switch will be to acquire it and play it on the hybrid console.
In recent news, it was confirmed by the Director of the game that there is nothing defined around Astral Chain being definitely a trilogy.
何ででしょうね…マリオもゼルダもメトロイドも出せばいいのに…PS嫌いなんですかね…開発請負の我々には分からないので出資・版元の任天堂に聞いてみてもらえますか…？ RT @ririnnrinnemu 何でPS4にアストロルチェイン出さないんですか？
— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) September 1, 2019
Astral Chain is available since August 30, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. What do you think of Kamiya’s statements? Would you like to see Astral Chain on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Do you think Nintendo will ever allow it? Tell us in the comments below.