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I think its safe to say at this point that DMC 2 will not be coming out.

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Ninja Theory is such a talented company that does not deserve all the hate they've recieved. Capcom almost halved the expected sales and it still hasn't covered half of that. The people have spoken. Someone needs to shut down Ninja Theory. God...such a talented company that was poised to grow in the next gen. Theres no way Capcom is going to fund a second game. Stick a fork in it, its done. Fans only have themselves to blame when less and less great games come out per year.



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No-one needs to shut down Ninja Theory, even though they probably will. It was Capcom who ordered the game from them, after all.



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On the numbers we have in VGChartz it's looking like it'll be an uphill struggle for DMC's sales to beat Heavenly Sword.

Kind of ironic that the game which made them no money and turned them to multi-platform development may end up being the best selling title they developed.

Damned if they do; damned if they don't.



Kresnik said:
On the numbers we have in VGChartz it's looking like it'll be an uphill struggle for DMC's sales to beat Heavenly Sword.

Kind of ironic that the game which made them no money and turned them to multi-platform development may end up being the best selling title they developed.

Damned if they do; damned if they don't.

yeah its pretty ironic, sad thing is that if they did make heavenly sword 2 it might have probably been quiet profitable, i think now its too late going back and making HS2



Kresnik said:
On the numbers we have in VGChartz it's looking like it'll be an uphill struggle for DMC's sales to beat Heavenly Sword.

Kind of ironic that the game which made them no money and turned them to multi-platform development may end up being the best selling title they developed.

Damned if they do; damned if they don't.


They should've stayed with Sony. 



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Yea, it's unfortunate. :/ And it wasn't a bad game. On the contrary, it was a pretty decent title, and what most people don't seem to get a lot of the issues in the game were intentional in order to show how Dante will progress over time (not the technical issues of course). I wanted to see their  vision to be honest. I've been a fan of the series since the first game in 2001, but I have to admit, the weak sauce approach in the last few games got old. Ah well ...



 

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S.T.A.G.E. said:

They should've stayed with Sony. 


To be fair, the position they were in after HS was bleak.  Sure, make another title, but there was no guarantee that PS3 was going to take off in sales like it did and they may have just ended up developing another bomb that would net them no profit AGAIN.

Unfortunately, I do kinda think they made the wrong decision.  The title would probably have been releasing in 2009 around the same time as the price cut.  Given the fact that they would have been more used to the PS3 tech by then too, then we could possibly have seen an Uncharted 2 style improvement in quality if they were indeed going to make HS 2.  And maybe it would've had a sales boost from people waiting for God of War 3, too.

But no matter, it is what it is.  At the time they made the decision which was most likely to pay off for them.



Kresnik said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

They should've stayed with Sony. 


To be fair, the position they were in after HS was bleak.  Sure, make another title, but there was no guarantee that PS3 was going to take off in sales like it did and they may have just ended up developing another bomb that would net them no profit AGAIN.

Unfortunately, I do kinda think they made the wrong decision.  The title would probably have been releasing in 2009 around the same time as the price cut.  Given the fact that they would have been more used to the PS3 tech by then too, then we could possibly have seen an Uncharted 2 style improvement in quality if they were indeed going to make HS 2.  And maybe it would've had a sales boost from people waiting for God of War 3, too.

But no matter, it is what it is.  At the time they made the decision which was most likely to pay off for them.

I think if they went with HS2 as a near launch game (first 2 years) for the PS4 they could possibly turn things around. The first game just suffered from being way too short and had kind of an unbalanced focus. Otherwise it was a solid title, with great potential.

They were actually on the verge of closing before they signed a deal for HS with Sony. So it's not their first time operating with bankruptcy looming. Certainly an interesting studio to watch, I really hope they don't have to shut their doors for good.



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S.T.A.G.E. said:

Ninja Theory is such a talented company that does not deserve all the hate they've recieved. Capcom almost halved the expected sales and it still hasn't covered half of that. The people have spoken. Someone needs to shut down Ninja Theory. God...such a talented company that was poised to grow in the next gen. Theres no way Capcom is going to fund a second game. Stick a fork in it, its done. Fans only have themselves to blame when less and less great games come out per year.

I think Ninja theory goes the "safe way" when doing deals with publishers.  If the game sells like crazy, they will still get fixed profit, but the same goes if it sells like crap.  So they are not going to going out of the industry.  They are still kind of small, so they cant go all the way and make things like if it gets more than 2M and they get a bonus.  With their track record, they can not do that.

I really think that the best thing this studio could do is go exclusive, so it get more buzz around its projects, and sell more units.   Heavenly sword is their best selling game yet. and it was released in 2007, when the PS3 did not had much install base.



S.T.A.G.E. said:

Ninja Theory is such a talented company that does not deserve all the hate they've recieved. Capcom almost halved the expected sales and it still hasn't covered half of that. The people have spoken. Someone needs to shut down Ninja Theory. God...such a talented company that was poised to grow in the next gen. Theres no way Capcom is going to fund a second game. Stick a fork in it, its done. Fans only have themselves to blame when less and less great games come out per year.


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