Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 releases exclusively on Xbox Series X|S today, 21st May. With a PS5 port reportedly being pondered, anticipation is high to see how the sequel to the previously PS4 console exclusive Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is received. While some feared that developer Ninja Theory's celebratory Twitter post was a "goodbye" of sorts, it has since been reported that the studio's next game has actually already been greenlit.

Ahead of launch, Ninja Theory studio head Dom Mathews posted what at first glance appears to be an ominous notice, as industry observers have been trained to expect such a layout to bring word of studio closure or impending layoffs. Instead, Matthews thanked fans for the support the developers have been seeing throughout development:

"Making video games is difficult. Much like Senua, we as a team have been guided by conviction to achieve our quest: to make a game that sinks you deep into Senua's world and takes you on a journey that leaves you thinking and feeling. I believe we have achieved our quest and I hope you'll agree. I'm very proud of the game, our team, and you, our fans, who have supported us on this magical journey."

Following the closure of Tango Gameworks, there is a feeling that Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 could be on the chopping block if it doesn't perform financially and doesn't seem to have gotten much of a marketing push from Xbox. Indeed, some commenters joke that Matthews' Tweet is the extent of the game's marketing.

However, according to Window's Central's Jez Corden, citing trusted sources, Ninja Theory shouldn't be counted out just yet. The journalist says that in addition to the in-development horror game Project Mara, the developer's next game has already been greenlit and that there are no plans to close the studio anytime soon.

How excited are you by the prospect of Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 port for PS5? What do you think Ninja Theory has got cooking, and of premature reports of the studio's impending doom? Let us know in the comments section below.

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