Ready At Dawn Developing New PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 IP
Last year, God of War: Chains of Olympus developer Ready at Dawn announced they'd be abandoning PSP development and moving on to bigger and better things. We all assumed this meant a next-gen project of some kind, and now it appears that project is in full swing.
According to PlayStation LifeStyle, Ready at Dawn is indeed hard at work on a new IP for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. We don't have any details at this time, but apparently, the game will be "something along the lines of God of War, Daxter or possibly Okami." ...that's kind of a big range, but it wouldn't be any surprise to learn that Ready at Dawn was creating a title similar to Chains of Olympus. After all, they've proved they can do it once; why not do it again? We're hoping to hear more about this one at some point, and there's the possibility it will pop up at this year's E3. But remember that this team talked about possibly returning to the PSP when Sony released some promising numbers for their handheld; more than a few devs who had jumped ship considered coming back at the time. But it appears that Ready at Dawn really has decided to move past portable game development and try to compete with the big boys in the PS3/360 realm. So would you rather this title be similar to GoW or a platformer like Daxter? Or maybe something more original and artistic like Okami?
Personally, I wouldn't mind another slam-bang action title like GoW. After all, when you produce something that good, it's usually a good idea to stick with a winning formula. And besides, this is supposed to be an IP...
2/9/2009 Ben Dutka