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Playdead’s “next project is more crazy than Limbo”

Saturday, 29th October 2011 22:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Playdead’s Dino Patti is keeping his lips zipped rather tight regarding what the firm’s next project entails, but it’s for a good reason: the developer hates the wait gamers have to endure between announcement and release.

Speaking with Eurogamer at GameCity6, Patti said despite not being ready to reveal details on the game, it is looking “crazy good” at the moment.

“I’m really proud of it already,” he said. “I know the art is not fully there yet, but for me it’s the perfect project two for our company, because it’s similar in many ways, but so different.

“The next project is more crazy than Limbo, if you say that’s crazy. It’s more weird in many ways.”

For now at least, it is a single-player affair in color and will, like Limbo, be a download-only title. Patti also explained why Playdead is not ready to talk about it in great detail yet.

“We just want the team to be happy about it,” he said. “Also, our production time is long, so we don’t want to tire people out. I hate when the big publishers show something one or two years before the launch.

“The IO guys, who are also Danish, had an AR game until E3, and at E3 they announced the project. Hitman 5! Everyone knew it. They said, it’ll be out in 2012. I’m not really waiting for that one because I want to have an announcement one month before, two weeks before or something. That’s an ordinary person’s attention span.

“We’ll probably talk about [project two] a bit before [it's out]. We still haven’t decided when we’ll talk about it.”

At present, the game doesn’t even have a formal title, nor confirmed launch platforms, but the team hopes to go large with its distribution as it wants more people to play the game.

“Limbo sold really well, but if we’d done a multiplatform launch the first time it would be even bigger,” said Patti. “That’s our goal. I can’t promise anything… We are aiming to go as wide as possible.”

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6 Comments

  1. Maximum Payne

    I loved Limbo but nothing crazy about it.Braid on other hand…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    If by “Crazy” he means boring, short, stupid, and a total rip off, then yep, Limbo was batshit crazy!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Telepathic.Geometry

    @Gekidami: You really think so? That seems seriously harsh. I loved Limbo, a real breath of fresh air.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Noodlemanny

    I thought Limbo was pretty crazy. Running from big spiders and homicidal people, with weird magnetic/gravity stuff. Whats not crazy.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    I thought it was incredibly boring and overrated.

    But it was pretty funny to see all the pseudo-intellectuals falling over eachother to read the most absurd things into it.

    The emperor has no clothes!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DaMan

    Notably less boring than Metal Gear Solid or Alan Wake mindfuckery. Or Silent Hill at that.

    #6 3 years ago

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