Bayonetta’s PS3 port was our “biggest failure”, says Platinum’s Inaba

Tuesday, 25th September 2012 16:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Bayonetta’s port on PS3 is considered Platinum Games’ “biggest failure”, according to director Atsushi Inaba.

Speaking with EDGE, Inaba said the port, which was handed off to SEGA instead of being done in-house, is something that still sticks out in his mind.

“The biggest failure for Platinum so far, the one that really sticks in my mind, is that port,” Inaba said. “At the time we didn’t really know how to develop on PS3 all that well, and whether we could have done it… is irrelevant: we made the decision that we couldn’t.

“But looking back on the result, and especially what ended up being released to users, I regard that as our biggest failure.”

The PS3 version of Bayonetta suffered framerate issues and control problems and was later patched – not by SEGA, but by Sony.

Inaba said it was a bit of a hard lesson.

“One thing I will say is that it wasn’t a failure for nothing,” he said. “We learned that we needed to take responsibility for everything. So on Vanquish we developed both versions in-house.

“We learned, so it wasn’t a pointless failure, but it was a failure nonetheless”.



  1. ManuOtaku

    You took the hardest steps, being aware of what you did wrong, took that failure as your own not poiting the fingers to others, and learning from it, not that many do even one of this things, let alone all of them combine in the same issue, good thing guys, keep improving.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. CyberMarco

    So, are all those problems addressed with the patch? I’m really interested in this game!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Honesty in the videogame industry is always refreshing.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. NeoSquall

    @2 Just get the game, patch it then install the game on your HDD and it will be fine.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. loveaya

    We all know this. What i want to know is why, why you make Bayonetta2 exclusive on WiiU, i’m so sad.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Lord Gremlin

    Respect. Take note – Bayonetta on PS3 is not even broken, install even solved loading issues. It’s just visibly worse than another version and that is indeed a shameful thing. And he admits it, feels shame for it. And looks at Vanquish, overall looks better and best version on PS3 (almost a shame no PC port).
    Now there are lying fucks like Pete Hines at Bethesda, who make something like Skyrim on PS3 and arrogantly lie.
    You know, I’m buying Wii U with Bayonetta 2.

    Chances are I will get a couple more games for it and that’s it, but I feel it will be worth it.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Krisgebis

    @6: Bayonetta is a mess on the PS3. The loadtimes are too long, the framerate dips ALOT and the visual quality is pretty poor. It is playable, but it doesn’t feel like a quality product.

    Vanquish doesn’t look better on PS3, it’s the same assets and the two versions are equal in quality. The PS3 enjoys the advantage of V-Sync, but the Xbox 360 has a bit less control latency.

    #7 2 years ago

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