Ninja Theory to show new-gen game at GDC Europe

Co-founder Tameem Antoniades to give design talk at industry event in August

Ninja Theory plans to show off a new-gen title at Game Developers Conference Europe in August, event organiser UBM Tech Game Network has revealed.

Studio co-founder Tameem Antoniades is to give a talk titled 'The AAA Design Postmortem', in which he will discuss some of the company's failed projects alongside upcoming ones.


UBM Tech Game Network says: "The talk will detail the 14-year journey of Ninja Theory, including the sacrifices and concessions made to stay in the game. Footage of unreleased games, the reason why they didn't go to market, and the specific sales-related decisions that led to their demise will be detailed.

"It will include the unrealized sequel to Kung Fu Chaos, footage of an as-yet-undisclosed next generation game, and various other pitches that we had to put on ice or walk away from.

"With the next generation consoles arriving at the top end, just as mobile and indie games have taken hold at the bottom, perhaps there is room for a third way, to turn the 'squeezed middle,' where many a good studio has disappeared, into an opportunity to redefine gaming: the AAA indie game."

It's unclear whether Ninja Theory plans to reveal the new game in question prior to GDC Europe, which is an industry-only event that runs in conjunction with Gamescom in mid-August.

In July 2013 the Cambridge-based UK studio released its first iOS title, action fighting game Fightback. Its last console game, DmC Devil May Cry for publisher Capcom, launched in January 2013 to widespread critical acclaim.

During the last console generation, Ninja Theory also developed Heavenly Sword for PS3, and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.


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