Why was the Tokyo Office established?
“I’d love to work at PlatinumGames, but moving to Osaka would be a little rough…”
That’s something we hear a lot when recruiting in eastern Japan.
At PlatinumGames, we want the best talent we can get, and we won’t let geographical distance stand in the way. That’s the number-one reason we established our Tokyo office: to create a new link to an even larger pool of eager talent.
What sort of games do you make at the Tokyo office?
PlatinumGames’ name is synonymous with action titles, but we aren’t strictly limited by genre. As our main goal is to explore new technologies and work cultures, we strive to transcend genre; of course, we make action games, but we also take on RPGs, simulation games and more. As long as it’s fun, we’re ready to take on any challenge regardless of genre.
One day, the PlatinumGames Tokyo office will create its own full projects, with its own unique flavor.
Describe your connection to the main office in Osaka.
For the most part, we work on separate games – Osaka on their projects, and the Tokyo office on our own. But that doesn’t mean we don’t work together! Both offices are focused on developing their individual strengths and working together to make PlatinumGames’ development even better.
For example, if Osaka is working on a project and the ideal concept artist works in Tokyo, or there’s a programmer in Osaka who specializes in a networking implementation necessary for a Tokyo project, we cooperate even though our offices are far apart. We strive to create a relationship where we can develop games together like we were right next door.
What would you tell someone who’s considering applying to PlatinumGames?
PlatinumGames’ Tokyo office is brand-new. It takes a lot of power and know-how to establish a new branch like this, but if those challenges are appealing to you, and you can focus wholeheartedly on your position to help us grow even stronger, we’re looking forward to working with you in Tokyo!