The gameplay might feel a little automatic, but there's something about Ninja Theory's ability to create extremely cinematic experiences that has us hooked. We want to know what becomes of the lead characters Monkey and Trip. As such, the idea of a CGI movie accompaniment tempts us more than other franchises.
Ninja Theory's boss Tameem Antoniades has revealed that an Enslaved movie was pitched to Hollywood studios, but it was ultimately declined.
We were serious about it. We went to all the big studios in Hollywood and pitched the idea, Antoniades told Destructoid.
He added that the studios didn't understand the concept of rendering the scenes in real time.
They have no idea of what real time means. They just care about how good it looks.
Then, the fact that you say you can do this for cheap has no interest to studios whatsoever because they dont want to do it for cheap. They want Pixar and the other higher end [studios] to do it for 100 million dollars or 60 million dollars.
To be honest, while we're looking forward to playing Enslaved, we're equally hyped for the cut-scenes. The voice acting and animation is top-notch. So in a way, it does feel like we're anticipating a movie.