Astral Chain is the new action game with which Platinum Games has once again succeeded in creating a great product and surprising the industry criticism with a new promising IP. The Japanese software house, however, is having to deal with a heated controversy that exploded in these hours, linked to the exclusivity held by Nintendo on the game.
Such is the anger of some users, that the game has been overwhelmed with negative reviews about Metacritic, thus creating a sharp dichotomy between the judgment of the specialized press and that of the players. One of the leading exponents of Platinum Games, Hideki Kamiya, who responded to the question of a PlayStation 4 owner eager to get his hands on the new Nintendo Switch exclusive, intervened on the issue.
“Why was the Astral Chain not published on PS4? Perhaps you hate PlayStation? “ , This is the player’s misguided question.
“Because … It would be nice to also have Mario, Zelda and Metroid [on PS4] but … I’m just a developer who respects his contractual obligations, maybe you could go to my Nintendopublisher ?”, the response of an unusually calm and diplomatic Hideki Kamiya.
Astral Chain is now available on Switch. The game marked a record debut for Platinum Games, taking first place in the UK rankings in its launch week.