Enslaved: Odyssey To The West Will Never Get A Sequel

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.

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  • Enslaved is absolutely one of those games that would have an amazing sequel. The game itself had a ton of potential, and a few flaws. Fixing those flaws would have left a great game. Very sad.

    Maybe if DMC does great….

  • Kenjisalk

    I really don’t think I would’ve wanted a sequel out of that game.  I loved it, but the narrative really doesn’t warrant any more exploration into the world.  They resolved everything that needed to be resolved by the end of it, and I feel like it stands alone quite well (gameplay hiccups aside).  I want Ninja Theory to succeed and hope they find something they can really dig into (hopefully DmC will work out for them), but Enslaved really isn’t franchise material, in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    730,000 copies is not as bad as they make it seem. One Million copies usually counts as a success, and for a new IP what could they expect? They are just playing it safe. They could easily produce a sequel which could benefit from an increased audience and better mainstream branding.

  • Piss on DMC! I want Enslaved 2!!!!