The upcoming JRPG Granblue Fantasy Relink has been in the works for some time with Platinum Games developing the action-RPG. However their logo has now been removed from the site as Cygames takes a leading role in development.
Cygames Leads Granblue Fantasy: Relink Development as Platinum Games Leaves Project
Both companies have released statements explaining the changes with Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Cygames shared that they would now take “100 percent of development internally”. While Platinum Games released a statement explaining that their “contract on the project has come to an end”. You can read both of their statements below:
Statement issues by Cygames:
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.
Statement issued by 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.
The news shouldn’t worry fans of the game as this hopefully will not effect the timeline for the release of Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Cygames released some footage of the in-game action in a video back in December of last year.
Granblue Fantasy Relink currently has no announced release date. It will firstly launch on PS4 and hopefully be announced for more platforms later on.
If you want to read more about the upcoming Granblue Fantasy Relink you can find out more about the support languages expected for the game here in Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link Will Be Available In English, French, Italian, German And Spanish. You can also read more details about Co-op and Storyline here.