Hmm, this is a rather interesting development. It looks like Platinum Games are no longer involved with developing Granblue Fantasy and Cygames has taken over the project in its entirety.

According to both companies press release:


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.


Platinum Games

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.

Now, I’m not sure how I feel about this new development. I mean, a good portion of my hype came from knowing that Platinum Games was working on the game. The only games I’ve played from them is Dragalia Lost and the one that I’m aware of that Cygames are making is that Project Awakening game that was revealed last year. They’ve made other notable games but I haven’t played them so I got nothing to go on.

It’s not clear whether is was a mutual break up or if there was any internal conflict when in came to the development of the game but now that this news has surfaced, I’ll be keeping an closer eye future gameplay videos to see how this has affected the game. Really up they don’t end up cutting corners just to meet a deadline of sort.

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