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New Darksiders, Red Faction Publisher Talks Next-Gen

Adam Barnes

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Nordic Games' CEO talks about the company's approach to the next-gen of consoles.

Published on Apr 29, 2013

Everyone's talking next-gen these days. If it's not Xbox 720 rumours and leaks then it's developers praising how easy it is to develop for the PS4.

Recently Nordic Games acquired a number of IPs previously owned by a now-bankrupt THQ, so when we had the chance to talk to Nordic Games' CEO and founder we had to ask if the company was interested in next-gen in any way.

"Yes definitely, but not with an immediate effect," said Nordic Games CEO Lars Wingefors. "When a new generation launches we always opt for the “wait-and-see” approach. Even a great platform sometimes isn't able to convince a critical mass needed for multiple genres."

Wingefors added: "A lot of factors are important here. Plus we are not in the position to be under the obligatory first-movers in that sense, so we will be careful for the time being."

So Nordic Games will be later to the next-gen party, and with a brand new collection of franchises and IPs to concern themselves with - such as Darksiders, Red Faction and Titan Quest - that's no surprise.

But what does Nordic Games think of the coming next-gen consoles in general? Is there anything to get excited about?

"In order to get a more complete picture," said Wingefors, "we are eagerly waiting for 21 May. So far, we like a few features that have been announced by Sony, but nothing where we jumped out of our chairs, high-fived, and opened a bottle of Champagne, really."

So there you have it. Would you play a next-gen Darksiders, Red Faction or even - dare we say it - a new Titan Quest?

We spoke to Lars Wingefors about Nordic Games and its new franchises, and what this means for the company's future.

 

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