Monday, 15 March 2010

Red Faction: Guerilla Sequel Will Focus On Series’ Roots

In an interview with Joystiq during the 2010 Game Developer's Conference, THQ's executive VP of Core Games Danny Bilson divulged a few bits of detail regarding the upcoming sequel to hit game ‘Red Faction: Guerrilla’.
"The new game takes [Red Faction] to a whole new place, it kind of goes back to the old Red Faction because about 80% of it is underground."
Bilson also described the new game as being a "hybrid" of the first two titles of the Red Faction franchise and the Guerrilla series is pegged for a March 2011 release.

Bilson kept his cards close to his chest but did reveal that the new release will be "structured," towards a "narrative" shooter. The sequel will of course still feature the ability to cause incredible destruction via the programme that Bilson says cost THQ "a fortune" to develop for Guerrilla, but will have a more impact on the compact layout of the underground world.
Although disappointed with Guerilla’s success (despite netting a Metacritic average of 85 across three platforms) Bilson has decided to retain the intellectual property of the game and provide exposure to the series, citing the Red Faction: Guerrilla give-away promotion as an example of giving the title the exposure it "deserved" at launch.
"Giving away the stock now, on Red Faction, is getting more people exposed to the IP because we're going bigger on Red Faction next time."

"If the game wasn't so good, we wouldn't be giving it away at all."

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