Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro has said he may not make a direct sequel to the cult favourite but he will do “something” with the property.
Suehiro told the PlayStation Blog that he’s “in discussion” with co-creator Tomio Kanazawa about the future of Deadly Premonition.
“It may not be Deadly Premonition 2 but it’s definitely going to be something,” he said.
“At the moment we’re talking about how it might be interesting to set the game in Europe.”
Kanazawa said that like the first Deadly Premonition the follow-up will have a rural setting.
“Hitchin, for example. I’ve lived in Hitchin for many years as I’ve been working with Rising Star Games. When I first started living there, there was no entertainment – I could find nothing. But I have come to love it over time – so I recommended it to Swery,” he said.
Suehiro also told the site that apart from Deadly Premonition, he’d like to make something episodic.
“Like a TV series, where each instalment is unique and interesting and makes you want to play the next one,” he said.
“It could be affordable for players, but would make them want to play more. Something like that.”
Asked whether he meant something like Telltale’s The Walking Dead series, Suehiro agreed.
“Yes. I liked it because it gave players choices – often ethical choices. I like that aspect in games,” he said.
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut is due in April, exclusively for PlayStation 3.