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No Second Sight 2 due to insufficient interest in first game, says Crytek UK

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 08:28 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Crytek UK head Karl Hilton has said that a Second Sight sequel was not made due to the lack of interest with the first game.

“Overall it didn’t generate sufficient interest for us to feel it was worth making a sequel,” Hilton told D’Toid on the game’s release.

“We had some ideas ready, but we decided it didn’t have any momentum as a new franchise. [Publisher] Codemasters gave Second Sight good support and we even released a PC version (which wasn’t part of the original release plan). Ultimately history appears to have been much kinder to the game than we would have thought after its initial release.”

Hilton admitted that the game “does crop up occasionally in discussions in the gaming community about good narrative in games and games that were ‘sleeper’ hits (although you could never describe the final sales figures as a hit).”

Sales were apparently “okay but not great,” with just short of 1 million units sold after launch.

Second Sight was an action-adventure title that was released in 2004 for PS2, Xbox, GameCube and PC, which seen the main character try to regain his memory in a medical research facility.

It was also one of two games that was made outside of TimeSplitters at Crytek UK, nee Free Radical, the other being Haze for PS3.

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12 Comments

  1. Robbins

    did he say anything about timesplitters 4

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    Second Sight was awesome actually, loved that one.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Second Sight was a great game, seriously under-rated. It suffered from launching at the same time as Psi-Ops, which seemed to get all the attention despite being rubbish. IMHO. :-D

    #3 3 years ago
  4. triggerhappy686

    Yeh I finished this one too and loved it, the fantastic story kept me playing til the end. This was back when the whole “ive lost my memory” stories were more palatable LOL

    #4 3 years ago
  5. triggerhappy686

    @ Blerk – Ahh Psi-Ops, forgot about that, 2 VERY similar games released on the same day I think, lots of magazines had comparison articles going.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    I never was aware that Crytek made it though, i always thought another dev.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6, it was made by another dev and that dev later acquired Crytek… now it’s called: Crytek UK.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Free Radical made it, as mentioned above. Crytek picked them up after the Haze debacle practically killed them.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. absolutezero

    Psi-Ops was a much more open, prone to experimentation and well it was just more fun than Second Sight.

    In Psi-Ops you could climb on top of a piece of the environment, leveitate it with your mind and then fly about the map on it.

    Second Sight was far more concerned with you hiding behind banks of computers and running away. I enjoyed both but Psi Ops was just more explosive, more fun, more silly and had better powers.

    The stories in each were terrible.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. xino

    bad day when this came out along with Ps-Ops.

    and did Crytek really made this game? wow man:) hahaha I didn’t know that:P

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Lewis247

    People still don’t know Free Radical is called Crytek Uk now??

    Anyway, Second Sight was a great game from what I remember playing of it at my friends house. Actually have a copy for the xbox sitting across from me.. will need to complete it soon to really experience it.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Lounds

    A work friend, her husband is a programer for crytek UK, he made timesplitters 2, he told her that there awaiting comformation from the frankfurt studio or something

    #12 3 years ago

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