EyePet Discussed, Eight Days And The Getaway 3 Still Alive
Sadly, we won't be able to play with EyePet this year; it was revealed yesterday that the innovative virtual friend is on hold for North America until next year. GameStop currently lists it with an April 4 release date.
But that doesn't mean we shouldn't learn more about it, so you should definitely check out a new interview with Sony Computer Entertainment London's producer and creative art director, Nicolas Doucet. Conducted by French site GameKult - Euro sister site to GameSpot - the interview runs through some behind-the-scenes information for EyePet and even turns our attention to a couple projects we thought were six feet under. Here's one of the most interesting comments about that cuddly virtual friend:
"Well, it is a casual game first. I would say that you'll need to spend 15 minutes a day to ensure everything's OK with your pet. But there are also things, such as drawing, where you can lose hours at a time. What happens if I put square wheels on my car? If I put three, five, six wheels? What if I add a spoiler? You can also take and use pictures with personal touches: your home, your family, your EyePet, your games. Once you put it all online, it becomes a bit like Little Big Planet. Those who love it will get lost."
There's a lot more about EyePet there so if you're interested, feel free to give it a read. But to add to the intrigue is the mention of Eight Days and The Getaway 3, two games that had supposedly bitten the dust quite some time ago. But Doucet says they haven't been entirely abandoned; merely "put on hold" so the team could work on other projects like SingStar. He also confirms that both games were "just over halfway through" in terms of development so there's a possibility they may return to those projects at some point in the future. It seems it was more about a change in focus for a while, that's all. So we'll be on the lookout for any details about a resurrection for either of those games!
Related Game(s): EyePet
10/6/2009 9:46:49 PM Ben Dutka