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Yoko Taro, Hideki Kamiya, and Takahisa Taura Talk Twitter, Astral Chain, and Platinum Games

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Yoko Taro was joined by Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya and Takahisa Taura to talk game development and more in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]

Below are highlights from the talk session with Yoko Taro and Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya and Takahiusa Taura:

Yoko Taro: “Kamiya is more on the milder side but if you only see him on Twitter he’s just rowdy. Like I’m about to get punched in no time.”

Hideki Kamiya: “They often ask me to please unblock them on Twitter when I go overseas [laughs]. I do properly unblock them when asked. I kind of just block people for fun.”


Hideki Kamiya: “I basically don’t play any of my own games. It reminds me of debugging and makes me feel sick.”

Yoko Taro: “Same here, it makes me want to fix it so I don’t play.”


Hideki Kamiya: “After making something at PlatinumGames we have evaluation meetings afterward. But we never actually reflect on anything. It’s already complete.”

Takahisa Taura: “We didn’t do one for Astral Chain.”

Hideki Kamiya: “Then let’s tell Inaba (studio head Atsushi Inaba) to make sure it happens.”

Takahisa Taura: “That’s okay [laughs].”

Yoko Taro: “Maybe I should partake in it. Taura-san doesn’t have to come.”


Yoko Taro: “I still haven’t beaten Astral Chain.

Takahisa Taura: “Right after the game came out, Yoko-san sent me a long message with his scenario prediction. It had Legions getting pregnant and stuff.”


Hideki Kamiya: “At PlatinumGames we have meetings for company reports and meetings to announce the state of progress for each project.


Takahisa Taura: “Everyone at PlatinumGames is working to set out as a good standing company.

Hideki Kamiya: “I know, it’s almost as if there are smart people with planning skills following a schedule from the starting stages.”

Takahisa Taura: “We even have positions like production progress and such at the company now.”


Platinum Games has numerous big and small announcements coming in 2020. The company recently announced its partnership with Tencent Holdings.

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