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Why Epic hasn’t made Shadow Complex 2

Tuesday, 16th August 2011 16:02 GMT By Andrew Groen

Shadow Complex was a big hit on Xbox Live back in 2009. So after two years why haven’t we heard anything about a sequel yet?


At his keynote speech at GDC Europe, Epic President Mike Capps spoke about the company’s direction over the past couple years, and how their successes have influenced their trajectory.
On the subject of a Shadow Complex sequel, Capps said, “”The reviews were great, it was a record seller for a single-player game on the platform, but at the same time we’ve got this mobile gaming push that’s coming in strong.”

“And the big thing for me was that we were looking at what the iPhone could do, and the games that were on iPhone, and we thought there was a huge gap,” he said. “So we put our engine team on the problem, and that’s where we came up with Infinity Blade. We were thinking about the sequel [to Shadow Complex], we were ready and ‘Maybe we should start working on this,’ and instead stopped everything and went and made Infinity Blade.”

So right now, Epic seems much more focused on their console, PC, and iPhone gaming productions than on anything for the downloadable games market. Though Capps did add that they’ll “never say never” when it comes to a Shadow Complex sequel.

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  1. Telepathic.Geometry

    Even a PSN port would be welcome.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. joshua nash

    them not making a sequel is a basphamy against the gaming gods, they should make a sequel but make it a full on retail release

    #2 3 years ago
  3. mickey2002

    They do bulletstorm which was clear how much it would sell yet they spent too long/much on it so it wasn’t profitable! as a company why wouldn’t you want to do it again on something that did well both financially and wide critic success ?

    Side Note: Not bashing bulletstorm at all, I’d not complain in another was made =)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    I did like a lot bullestorm it was a nice ride with a great mechanic on the skill kills points, really a neat thing , i hope we get bulletstorm 2, but i think it will be not happening, though T_T

    #4 3 years ago
  5. deathgaze

    tl;dr: we haven’t gotten around to it yet.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Yes, Shadow Complex 2…..OR……Shadow Complex on PSN would be AWESOME.

    I would go thorough it again from start to finish on PSN to relive the experience and earn a few trophies along the way.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Henry

    Then I will boycott any Epic’s mobile game until they release Shadow Complex 2.

    #7 3 years ago