Ninja Theory: Early PS3 Titles Tainted By Negative Press
Ninja Theory produced one of the first great PlayStation 3 exclusives back in 2007 and although not everyone agreed with that description, everyone did appreciate the technical accomplishment.
Unbelievable acting and choreography combined with voice-to-mouth syncing that, in our opinion, is yet to be matched, made that game a must-see. As we now know, the developer has gone multiplatform with their new project, Enslaved, but it doesn't have anything to do with a lack of PS3 capability, obviously. In speaking to NowGamer, Ninja Theory chief designer Tameem Antoniades said they entered their latest project with a firmer understanding of what they wanted to do and in short, the PS3 "didn't scare them anymore." Therefore, the process has been much smoother. One might assume that's a good reason to stay exclusive, especially after selling 1.5 million copies on a platform that had barely sold a few million to begin with, and after producing such a technical marvel early on. But maybe the negative press surrounding Sony at the time left an indelible mark on the developer...
"I think a lot of the games that were announced back then were tainted by that negativity about the price of the console and the things people were saying about it."
There's no doubt that's true, but it almost sounds as if he'd be scared of releasing another PS3 exclusive for fear of similar repercussions. That can't be right, though, as we're sure he understands the console's new and much loftier position in the industry. Well, multiplatform certainly is a better business option, provided everything goes smoothly, so we're not about to second-guess the decision.
4/27/2010 10:35:20 AM Ben Dutka