Platinum Games Won’t Make Granblue Fantasy Relink, Development Moved to Cygames
CyGames and Platinum Games have announced that they have stopped their collaboration on Granblue Fantasy Relink for PlayStation 4, the development of the project is now entirely in the hands of CyGames.
The reasons that led to the separation between the two parties are not known, with a note published on the respective official websites, the two companies simply speak of the natural expiration of the existing contractual agreements between the two companies, the development of Granblue Fantasy Relink will continue without hitches, but without any contribution from the studio of Bayonetta and NieR Automata.
Cygames, for its part, is also working on Project Awakening for PlayStation 4, while Platinum Games will continue to work on Babylon’s Fall and Bayonetta 3.
Granblue Fantasy Relink is still without a launch window, the game should be released in 2019 in Japan but it is not excluded that the title can come out in 2020, we are waiting for more details from the publisher.
Check the press release from each company below:
Changes regarding the development of Granblue Fantasy: Relink
Tokyo-based video game publisher and developer Cygames, Inc. (HQ: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Koichi Watanabe, hereinafter referred as “Cygames”) has recently been engaged in the co-development of the upcoming console game Granblue Fantasy: Relink together with esteemed developer PlatinumGames Inc.
Going forward, Cygames will handle 100 percent of development internally.
Cygames would like to assure everyone looking forward to the title that we remain committed to delivering a game that meets the expectation of our fan-base and gamers everywhere.
Regarding Conclusion of the Development Contract for Granblue Fantasy: Relink
While we, PlatinumGames, have been working with Cygames in co-development of the upcoming console game Granblue Fantasy: Relink, we officially announce our contract on the project has come to an end. Development will still continue, but be handled solely by Cygames’ internal development team.
We would like to express our thanks to everyone who has shown interest in the project, and ask that the same support should continue for Granblue Fantasy: Relink as its production continues forward.