Thursday, 25 March 2010

Ubisoft Wants To Win Back GOW Players With POP

Way to admit defeat, Animation director Jan-Erik Sjovall at Ubisoft believes the Prince of Persia series has lost fans to Sony's God of War titles but hopes the studio's upcoming Prince of Persia title will win them back:
“When we make questionnaires and we ask, ‘what did you play in the past?’ The answer’s ‘Prince of Persia’. ‘What do you play now?’ ‘God of War’. ‘Would you play Prince of Persia again?’ ‘No, it’s not hard enough’."

“So the idea [with Forgotten Sands] was clearly that we’d try to bring our old audience back, but also we’re winning a new audience."

“A lot of people ask, ‘will you have gore in the game?’ It’d fairly interesting. We want to have interesting fight sequences in there but not indulge in the violence like God of War does."

“We want to keep it interesting so the acrobatics, the story, and the whole look are all supporting each other and people go, ‘yeah, I want to play that game’.”

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