Enslaved Sequel Wouldn’t be Hurt by DmC
With Enslaved: Odyssey to the West coming out this week and the announcement of DmC back at the Tokyo Game Show, developer Ninja Theory wouldn’t be opposed to working on a sequel at the same time as their reboot.
In an interview with Eurogamer.net, Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades said that an Enslaved sequel could very well happen, depending on the sales of the first game.
We’ll let the game come out, we’ll see how it does. If it does OK, if it actually looks like it’s got legs, we’ll start thinking about what’s next. The thinking from the beginning was not to assume there would be a sequel, just to put everything into this game. It’s a new IP so let’s not plan for a sequel because the chances are we’ll only disappoint ourselves. So we mentally prepared for that – we’ve not planned for a sequel. But if it gains some traction, I’d like to see something happen.
But for now, the majority of the resources at NT are being spent on DmC. With the release of that Enslaved just hours or days away, most of the development team have actually moved over to the old franchise. But that won’t stop them. If the situation would ever arise that the studio would ever need to develop both games at the same time, Antoniades doesn’t seem fazed. “We’ve got [the] capacity to do two games.”
What do you think? Does Ninja Theory’s reputation give you confidence in their abilities to split their skills? We’ll see… Look for PlayStation LifeStyle’s review of Enslaved in just a little bit, but you can play the demo while you wait.