Monday, 21 June 2010

Ninja Theory Wanted To Make Heavenly Sword Sequel



Ninja Theory studio boss Tameem Antoniades has revealed the developer would have loved to have made a sequel to Heavenly Sword, but Sony owns the IP, and the developer wanted to go multi-platform with its next title, along with sales of the original not being all that great:
“We couldn’t do Heavenly Sword 2 as a multi-platform because it’s owned by Sony, the tech we developed for that game is also owned by Sony."

“There’s a different dynamic with a platform-holder. I mean, we signed up and we were happy to sign up to it because it allowed our studio to grow and we’re really grateful for that, but it feels like, as a studio, we need to think about the next few years, the next games we release."

“We want them to be multi-platform so we had to come up with a new idea.”
Antoniades also revealed that they didn't make a penny from the game's release:
“I don’t know if Sony made any money on Heavenly Sword but we didn’t."

“There are pros and cons. If you’re exclusive you get more attention, but when you’re multi-platform, at this stage in the cycle, there’s more competition. You’ve got to weigh it against each other.”
Ouch.

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