Kamiya doesn’t “see a Bayonetta 3 happening in the future”
Bayonetta 3 isn’t something Platinum Games’ producer Hideki Kamiya foresees happening in the future, despite the fact “gamers want so many sequels.” Speaking in an interview with 4Gamers, Kamiya said that while it’s fun to make sequels because developers can use left over ideas scrapped from the original title, he is also keen on creating new IP.
“I don’t really have a problem with making sequels,” he said. “Above all, I want to make games that are fun. This is the most important thing for me. So next to new IP’s, I also like to make sequels.
“With the first title of a new franchise, there are so many good ideas, so many things you want to do. Unfortunately, you can’t use all of them in the game. In the sequel, you can use cancelled ideas from the first game. I do have the feeling most of those ideas are used when you reach the third game though and that developers only make a third game because the fans want it.
“That’s why I don’t really see a Bayonetta 3 happening in the future. I am fortunate that I am able to create many games from scratch.” Kamiya was also asked about a possible sequel to Okami, something fans have been asking about for years.
“If I am able to, I will definitely make it,” he replied. “But gamers want so many sequels, I don’t even know where to begin.”