Now is the right time for new IP, says Remember Me dev
Dontnod creative director Jean-Maxime Moris responds to EA comment, claims large PS3, Xbox 360 install base a reason to launch new franchises now.
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Now, at what is believed to be the tail-end of an already protracted console cycle, is the right time to release new franchises. That's according to to Remember Me developer Dontnod creative director Jean-Maxime Moris.
Responding to a comment from EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau about how holding off until next-generation consoles arrive to launch new IP may be advantageous, Moris partially agreed with Gibeau, but offered a different view in an interview with VG247.
“Those guys think that people are basically saving up money for next-gen hardware, and that by having your game, your new IP launch at the beginning of that new cycle, that it’s going to be easier to integrate into that cycle. That’s true,” Moris said.
“But the install base of the PS3 and the Xbox 360 has never been so big, and if you have something that’s new enough, that’s fresh enough, and interesting enough, you’ve never been able to sell it to as many people as now," he added. "So it’s definitely the right time for us to be bringing Remember Me to the market.”
A third-person game due out in May 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Remember Me has players taking on the role of Nilin, an "elite memory hunter." According to publisher Capcom, Nilin not only is a physical threat, but also boasts a special ability that allows her to break into people's minds where she can steal or change memories.
Capcom is planning Remember Me as a "major franchise."