Seeing how much Nintendo pushes for indies anyway, I don't think they'll stop Platinum, either.
This reminds me of how a certain half-genie's sequel had to be published in-house by a certain dev because no one else backed it up...
true but it feels like ideal speculation
to be fair theres a lot of ip theyre not doing anything with
Sure, though we're specifically talking about an IP that was basically tailor-made by a third-party from the start, rather than Nintendo's usual first-party and second-party divisions. I mean, considering how much of a mess
's rights publishing ownership is at the moment (among other things Platinum went through), I can understand Platinum wanting to do stuff with their own creations and not just constantly rely on publishers anymore.
Edit: And this story just continues to escalate.