Here’s some sad news to start off your Sunday: developer Ninja Theory recently announced in an interview with Edge Magazine that due to Enslaved: Odyssey To The West‘s less-than-stellar sales figures, a sequel is completely out of the question. The company’s co-founder gave his thoughts on the announcement:
“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.”
Devil May Cry is their next project, and honestly I’m more intended to try it out because of Odyssey To The West. The critical success of Enslaved (it has an 82 on Metacritic) couldn’t help it in the market, selling only 730,000 copies. I loved that game, despite its apparent flaws, and there’s no doubt that a sequel could have addressed some (if not all) of them, and been even greater.