There’s no denying that Limbo, the incredible greyscale platform game from Danish developers Playdead was as odd as it was inventive, clever, and brilliant. According to Playdead boss Dino Patti, the company’s next game – something they’re obfuscatingly calling “project two” will be “more weird” than Limbo, and I can’t wait.
“I’m really proud of it already,” he said to Eurogamer “I know the art is not fully there yet, but for me it’s the perfect project two for our company, because it’s similar in many ways, but so different.The next project is more crazy than Limbo, if you say that’s crazy. It’s more weird in many ways.”
There’s little else he’s willing to reveal, other than that it’s "more 3D than you would think,” will be in colour, and will be a downloadable title. He does, however, say why they’re so unwilling to reveal any detail just yet.
“We just want the team to be happy about it,” he said. “Also, our production time is long, so we don’t want to tire people out. I hate when the big publishers show something one or two years before the launch.
“The IO guys, who are also Danish, had an AR game until E3, and at E3 they announced the project. Hitman 5! Everyone knew it. They said, it’ll be out in 2012. I’m not really waiting for that one because I want to have an announcement one month before, two weeks before or something. That’s an ordinary person’s attention span.”
“We’ll probably talk about [project two] a bit before [it’s out]. We still haven’t decided when we’ll talk about it.”
It does seem that PC gamers and PlayStation fans won’t have to wait as long for the game as they did with Limbo, which was a timed Xbox 360 exclusive. “Limbo sold really well, but if we’d done a multiplatform launch the first time it would be even bigger,” he said. “That’s our goal. I can’t promise anything… We are aiming to go as wide as possible.”
I loved Limbo, and my mrs even played through it twice, so I’m very excited to see what the guys can dream up this time; I just hope they don’t suffer from a sophomore slump, the dreaded “second album syndrome”
Last Updated: October 31, 2011