Wed, Jul 15, 2009 | 07:17 BST
Vid interview – Alien Breed to appeal to Gears and Halo fans, says Team 17′s Brown
Team 17 boss Martyn Brown’s told VG247 that downloadable actioner Alien Breed Evolution should appeal to Xbox 360 fans’ traditional loves in Halo and Gears of War.
The UK studio manager said the title, the first of a trilogy that’s cost $2.5 million to develop so far, could replicate the company’s significant online console success with Worms.
“It’s a very different game,” he said. “What Worms has allowed us to do is make Evolution in the first place. To be able to do that and remind people where we’re from has been a fantastic opportunity.
“I’d like to think it’s going to appeal to the Gears of War crowd, the Halo crowd, and all the rest of it.
“It’s a very casual, pick-up-and-play title, but it’s shit-hot, really.”
Brown said the game was a significant venture for the developer.
“It’s a big risk for us. We’ve piled a lot of cash into it, but we’ve made a game that we believe in [for the] first time in a few years.”
There’s a seven-minute video interview with Martyn after the break, shot at Develop in Brighton yesterday. You can see first footage of the game – the first part of which releases later this year as a timed 360 exclusive before heading to PS3 and PC – here.