The man who penned 28 Days Later and Enslaved has stated that he only played Heavenly Sword after meeting Ninja Theory because of him being “f***ing sick” of his PlayStation 3.
Alex Garland told Edge during an interview:
“I had not played Heavenly Sword at the moment I met Tameem, then I went and bought it. The reason I hadn’t played it is because I’d bought a PlayStation 3 along with an Xbox 360, and by the time I met Tameem I’d already stopped playing on the PlayStation 3 because I was so f*cking sick of it. There weren’t any original games that really blew me away. I was really into Xbox Live; I was much more into playing Call Of Duty 4 on Xbox Live. So Xbox really had its claws into me, and I just never bought Heavenly Sword.”
Shortly after meeting with developer Ninja Theory Garland played Heavenly Sword and as a result, was impressed enough that he decided to write the story behind Enslaved. The game is now out in North American retailers; expect PlayStation LifeStyle’s review very soon.