If its true then they might be the first "victim" of next gen gaming. Damn. I didnt liked DMC. But its sad news. I am wishing them best of luck.
Current AAA business model is really broken. Gaming industry needs to crash for the sake of its future well being.
Ninja Theory to quit console development and shift to mobile, report claims
Heavenly Sword and DmC developer says the console business model is 'broken'
Posted on Thursday 21st Nov 2013 at 12:44 PM UTC By Chris Scullion, Games Editor for CVG UK
Ninja Theory will cease work on console games and work entirely for mobile, according to a report quoting one of the Cambridge studio's co-founders.
Ninja Theory's design lead, Tameem Antoniades, was paraphrased by Edge as saying that the studio "is heading entirely for mobile".
Antoniades made the announcement last Wednesday at the Nokia-sponsored Slush conference in Helsinki.
"The AAA games console model is a little bit broken," he said.
"To us, success is being able to survive. But every now and then you look around at a conference and realise that there's no-one left. That's because of the barriers to entry at the $60 model. The platform holders control the platform and the distribution, the publishers control the marketing and the funding."
Continuing to justify the decision to move to mobile gaming, he added: "Who here thought, five years ago, that tablets would replace PCs? We always hear from developers that mobile has bad inputs, that it's low-powered, that the battery life isn't up to scratch. It's a mixture of misinformation and problems that will eventually be solved.
"Mobiles and tablets are already approaching current gen games. It's the most intuitive interface. We're already seeing high-end displays on tablets. As Bruce Lee said; it's not how you fight the tide, it's how you flow with it."
It is not clear whether Ninja Theory is still working on any console games projects. Studios that transition from console games development to mobile typically make noticable adjustments to their workforce, though it is unclear whether Ninja Theory has made any redundancies.
Antoniades also gave his views on the current state of consoles, saying: "So you heard the Xbox One announcement? TV, TV, TV. That couldn't be further from the truth, it's completely the wrong direction. It does seem like, despite the best intentions of Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, they've still got too much momentum to steer."
In July 2013 the studio released its first iOS title, action fighting game Fightback.
Additional reporting: Rob Crossley