Dante's Inferno Sequel A Possibility
Do you know what's required for a sequel? While the idealists may quickly say, "quality," the realists will respond with the correct answer: "good sales."
Therefore, if enough of you out there purchase Dante's Inferno next year, EA will most certainly consider a sequel. At first, one might believe that once this take on Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" is over, there can be no going back for another adventure. After all, this game is already taking some crazy creative licenses (there is no fighting at all in "The Divine Comedy," let alone what we see in the game) and there wasn't a "Divine Comedy II." But that won't stop EA; according to G4TV, Inferno executive producer Jonathan Knight admits of the challenge that would face a second descent into hell, but said he still wants to earn "the right to do a follow-up." For now, the team over at Visceral is focusing on Dead Space 2 - as well they should - so you won't be hearing about a sequel to Dante's Inferno any time soon. However, they'll wait to see how everyone responds to the upcoming action slashfest in February and if that's positive and sales are high, you can bet EA will turn back to the studio and say, "yep, go again." And we won't complain.
Of course, Dead Space 2 is going to rock hardcore and we wouldn't want to distract the team from their work. At the same time, we love the look of Inferno and it could very well become yet another top franchise for EA.
12/14/2009 9:18:26 PM John Shepard