Dead Space 2 Portable Wouldn't Be A "Shabby Port"
So Dead Space 2 is a pretty freaky game, huh? How would you like to take that freakiness (not a word) with you?
Well, developer Visceral seems anxious to bring the Dead Space experience to portable gamers, and they've talked about making it for the PSP or possibly even for the PSP2 (the NGP). However, if they do decide to embark on such an endeavor, don't think they'll make any sacrifices. Art director Ian Milham told CVG that a "shabby port" is out of the question:
"I'm absolutely interested in bringing Dead Space 2 to other platforms in the future, what's key to us though is that we don't do ports. We don't do shabby conversions onto whatever platform it may be. When we did Dead Space Extraction it was a quality game that uses and plays to the Wii's strengths, which is the same as the movies and comic books.
They're not just tie-ins, they do a great job at whatever that particular media does. When it comes to the [PSP2] or any other future platforms I'd be into it but I'd want to do something that plays to that platforms strengths rather than just a feeble version of a port."
With the latest top-notch sequel, Visceral has proven themselves to be top-tier developers, and we trust their judgment and their talent. So you shouldn't ever expect anything "shabby" from these guys; when and if Dead Space comes to one of Sony's handhelds, you can bet on it being a quality experience.
1/28/2011 10:55:33 AM Ben Dutka