I Am Alive Scared Into Digital Realm By The Last Of Us?
As most of you know, I Am Alive was originally supposed to be a full Blu-Ray production, but development didn't go exactly as planned and the game underwent some changes. Hence, it'll be a downloadable title on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace.
But why? What were the reasons behind the shift? Well, one of them might actually have something to do with the competition; specifically, Naughty Dog's newest project, The Last Of Us. Apparently, a Ubisoft insider told PSM3 magazine that Naughty Dog really spooked the Ubisoft team:
"A Ubisoft insider suggests upcoming survive-’em-up I Am Alive was driven to PSN by fear of competing with PlayStation 3 survival adventure The Last of Us. Few can touch Naughty Dog’s production values and competing with them on shelves would be a bad move."
It's an interesting explanation but we're not sure if the timelines are adding up. It might be likely that Ubisoft saw The Last Of Us before Naughty Dog unveiled it at the Spike TV Video Game Awards last year, and then got all freaked out. The two game styles are kinda similar. But was I Am Alive really that far off that it wouldn't release until around the same time as The Last Of Us...?
I mean, if you wanted to release The Last Of Us in late February (a date that appears to be possible, based on a European source), you won't be anywhere near Naughty Dog's game. Even if you released it a few months later, still nowhere near... So we're a little confused on this one.
Related Game(s): I Am Alive
1/21/2012 10:30:51 AM Ben Dutka