Bandai Namco Might Be Working On Their Most Expensive Game Yet
With franchises like Tekken, Dark Souls, the Tales series, Soulcalibur, and countless others, Bandai Namco’s reach is well-known across the globe. Suffice to say, they have a great deal of experience in churning out noteworthy games. Now, they’re be working on what could be the most expensive game in Bandai history.
Renown for his work on the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada is currently spearheading a new project that he claims “might be the most costly development project in Bandai Namco history.” He divulged the astonishing news during a recent livestream. Though he opted to keeping the details hush-hush for the time being, he did mention the following:
“Well, honestly I think this might be the most costly development project in Bandai Namco history. I think its incredible that the higher-ups approved of this. Well, the approval has passed, its just that due to the coronavirus, we haven’t really been able to properly start the project.”
There’s the possibility that the project Harada is working on isn’t related to Tekken at all. He hinted: “I’m developing things other than fighting games. I don’t think I’ll ever do any other fighting game other than Tekken. But I won’t say what this project is at this point.”
The games industry is constantly balancing the introduction of new IPs and innovating existing franchises. So it’s unknown if they’re launching a brand new series or building on an existing one. Standing as one of the largest video game creators in all of Japan, the budget for this project was enough to boggle one of Bandai’s veteran developers.
On top of that, Bandai Namco is working on a highly-anticipated Elden Ring game. So far, we’ve been lucky enough to get sneak peeks of the development progress, including a recent update and concept art. In fact, a possible release date was leaked as a result of a video post by a content creator from China. Unfortunately, the original post was taken down, but not before an anticipated 2021 release year was revealed.
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