Tecmo: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Tech Utilized For Quantum Theory
It's one of the lesser-known PlayStation 3 exclusives scheduled for this year, but it's still one of the more promising.
Tecmo is developing Quantum Theory, and although the studio responsible isn't Team Ninja, the anticipated shooter still uses technology found in Ninja Gaiden Sigma. According to PS3Fanboy, Tecmo's Keisuke Kikuchi explained the situation to Gamasutra, and it seems that just because Team Ninja isn't directly involved...well, Tecmo is still Tecmo. Said Kikuchi:
"Team Ninja has already put out a game, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, on the PS3, and internally we've already shared the knowledge, and the know-how, and we're very aware of the technological challenges that they had. So, in a way, we have already been exposed to that."
It can be very helpful if a team utilizes a pre-established tech for the foundation of a new game, especially one that has been proven in a blockbuster, top-quality title. At the same time, Kikuchi said the team still plans to expand on the engine and he believes they can "push it to the next level with Quantum Theory." It's just a very big bonus to have a "team, internally, that has already worked on a PS3 title." We still haven't seen any actual gameplay footage of the game, but Tecmo has always been very proficient when it comes to producing seriously slick visuals. The only question that remains is whether or not they can make an awesome next-gen shooter... We have high hopes!
Related Game(s): Quantum Theory
1/9/2009 Ben Dutka