The president of Nippon Ichi Software has said a few very curious things about the company’s upcoming games, and which platforms they’re coming to. We also got a teaser for a new unannounced game, which is reportedly coming to Playstation 4.
When speaking with 4Gamer.net (via Games Talk), Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa said that development for console games has shifted entirely to Playstation 4, the only Playstation 3 games they’ll work on now are ones they are localizing:
“We’re doing this because no one else is really making that focus to Playstation 4, so we think it’s a valuable effort for us,” Niikawa said. “Because of this, we’ve gotten support from Sony, and we can now do things like commercials. On a promotional level, the merits of this are great for sales promotion.”
“If we just consistently put out games only on older hardware, we’ll get shown up rather fast from a technical standpoint. We’re a small company,” said Niikawa. “If we focus on multiple platforms, we’d have no choice but to keep putting out games for older consoles, and that’s not a progressive model, we need to be always challenged.”
“There are a lot of developers that are taking a ‘wait and see’ type approach to new generation home consoles, but from a consumer standpoint there aren’t many games coming out,” said Niikawa. “This makes things more difficult, but we’re very enthusiastic about making this change at the company.”
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is heading west some time this fall.