Enslaved: Odyssey to the West was absolutely one of the best sleeper games from 2010. It's too bad the title, despite relative critical success and friendly recommendations, did not perform well in the area of sales. The fiscal misfortune of Enslaved has forced Ninja Theory, the developers of the game, to drop plans for their sequel and move on.
Speaking with EDGE Magazine, via CVG, Ninja Theory Co-founder Tameem Antoniades explained that the studio feels they missed the mark with the project.
"Enslaved should have done bette…Right now we should have been doing a sequel and perfecting that sequel and doing what franchises do, which is get better over time.
…because that didn't happen we've not expanded to two teams like we intended to. So we've remained a smaller shop. But now we get another chance with DmC."
The "DmC" Antoniades is referring to is, of course, Capcom's Devil May Cry reboot. That project is set to launch some time in 2012, as of now. Capcom has been met with some resistance regarding this reboot from their fan base. Particularly, the original redesign of Dante, the series' lead, saw a wave of fan backlash. Hopefully, for Ninja Theory's sake, the final property will find more love.
Enslaved was one of Crave's best games from 2010. To see it fall off the radar so quickly is downright depressing. Godspeed, Ninja Theory.