Bayonetta was a bit of a cult classic, but afterward, developer PlatinumGames struggled to secure funding for its sequel. Nintendo swooped in to publish Bayonetta 2 as an exclusive, and its success allowed a third entry to be greenlit. We've heard relatively little about Bayonetta 3 since its 2017 reveal, but today we have some unfortunate news to report on that front.
Following rumors on the subject, Yusuke Hashimoto has confirmed that he no longer works with PlatinumGames. Hashimoto has worked at Platinum for 13 years, including his work as the Director on Bayonetta 2. It's unclear how this will impact the development of Bayonetta 3. Hashimoto says that January 31st was his last day with the company, but he does not elaborate on his reasons for leaving.