Keep harbouring those thoughts of Trip’s great comeback, as Ninja Theory – the developer behind Enslaved: Odyssey to the West – has denied reports that it’s abandoning console development. Rumours today suggested that the Cambridge-based studio best known for Heavenly Sword could be turning its attention solely to the lucrative smartphone market, but the company has clarified that that’s not the case.
“Today it has been reported that Ninja Theory will exclusively pursue mobile gaming development in the future, however it is important to state that these reports are inaccurate," the firm told Eurogamer.net in an official statement. “Although we are excited by mobile opportunities, and the release of our first mobile title Fightback, we are not making the transition to a mobile only studio. We are currently developing for both console and mobile platforms.”
A quick glance at the studio’s website indicates that it’s working on “next generation” systems, though we haven’t got a clue what it could have in production. Despite being critically acclaimed, this year’s DmC: Devil May Cry fell short of publisher Capcom’s expectations, and there haven’t been a whole lot of hints at a sequel. Regardless, we’re just relieved that the studio hasn’t given up on the console market, because we’ve been fans of all of its games on the PlayStation 3.