Heavenly Sword Developers Stolen From Sony

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When this generation began everyone was worried that the market just wouldn’t be able to sustain 3 consoles and that one of them would have to lose.

The longer this battle continues the more obvious it is becoming that the market can easily sustain 3 consoles however it can’t so easily sustain all these developers who only develop for a single platform.

With developers closing down all over the place and many of them voluntarily deciding to go multiplatform it seems that the old days of console exclusivity could be behind us.

The latest 2 developers to move multiplatform are Games Republic, the developers of Folklore, Genji and Dark Mist, and Ninja Theory, the guys behind the massively marketed but under delivering Heavenly Sword.

Both of these developers have signed agreements with uber publisher Namco Bandai to develop some multiplatform titles and I am sure if the sales go well then Namco will be falling over itself to expand the short publishing deals.

Sony fans shouldn’t be overly upset though, the games are still coming to the platform.

Source: gameplayer.com.au

Last Updated: August 24, 2009

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Ozzy

    have you even played heavenly sword? it hardly under delivered. it was actually a good game. i finished it a few weeks ago and for an older gamer, it was excellent.

    on topic, its good to see devs wanting to go multiplatform naturally. m$ must be happy. for once they might not have to cough up for a decent dev because normally that the only way for them to get anybody decent onboard.

  • RSA-Ace

    Well not exactly stolen from sony. i mean they weren’t a sony exclusive development team? were they?

    i’m sure ninja theory did xbox games as well. they just decided to do a ps3 exclusive. just like many developers do an exclusive in between multiplat games.

  • Indeed, their last game “Kung Fu chaos” was an Xbox 1 exclusive.

  • RSA-Ace

    I would call it stolen if they moved to Xbox exclusive game. but since it’s a multiplat i think the story is a bit sensationalist :whistle:

  • I’ve been told we’re not above tabloid sensationalism. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • What us… Never…

    We are just creative with our headlines ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This Just In! Developers have been abducted by aliens being led by Elvis!

  • Kurt Cobain… the true King :)…

    Which reminds me I met a girl the other day who didn’t know who Kurt Cobain was… it mad me very sad… what makes me sadder is that the other day was actually 2 years ago now ๐Ÿ™

  • Ozzy

    yip sensationalistic biased bullshit most of the time. by far sa’s worst as in most unprofessional gaming related website. thats quite an achievment. but at the same time a total waste of potential.

    surely this cant be all that sa has? there must be something better out here :cwy:

    and for the record, lazy and his barbarians still do hate sony and the ps3, they just hide it a lot better than they used to make everyone think they dont. :angel:

  • Lazy and his Barbarians… I like that ๐Ÿ™‚

    As always I will again state that I have never hated Sony or the PS3. They are both getting better coverage this year as they are offering a better package this year.

    I wish it was deeper than that but it isn’t

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