Enslaved Won’t be Returning Anytime Soon
With Ninja Theory’s plans to expand the studio into two separate teams – one working on DmC and the other developing an Enslaved sequel – failing to come into fruition, fans won’t see the continuation of the Enslaved series anytime soon.
Chief Designer, Tameem Antoniades, talked to Edge about the possibility of a sequel to Enslaved: Odyssey to the West:
Enslaved should have done better. Right now we should have been doing a sequel and perfecting that sequel and doing what franchises do, which is get better over time.
[But] because that didn’t happen we’ve not expanded to two teams like we intended to. So we’ve remained a smaller shop. But now we get another chance with DMC.
When talking about Enslaved doing better, Antoniades was referring to the game’s commercial performance. The action-adventure game received a warm reception by critics, but its sales expectations didn’t reach the amount Namco Bandai were hoping for, selling 730,000 copies by April – far short of the million sales the publisher aimed for.