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Report: Ninja Theory may shift to mobile development


7:30 AM on 11.21.2013
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[Update: A representative at Ninja Theory has denied these claims, stating that they are open to mobile and console development. It appears as if Tameem was mouthing off. Again. Someone really needs to implement a "no talking" policy with him.]

In an interesting turn of events, Edge has made light of a Q & A session involving Ninja Theory lead Tameem Antoniades at the Slush business conference last week, speaking about the downfall of the console industry and the rise of the mobile platform. According to Edge, Antoniades called the console AAA model "broken," and stated that "publishers control the marketing and the funding." This may be a direct reference to DmC's poor sales, but the wording isn't clear.

He went on to champion the rise of digital media, using Spotify as an example of where the music industry is headed, and name drops Angry birds in addition to the rise of the mobile gaming market. Antoniades also states that "after a few years, [he] fully expect[s] mobile devices to be the dominant form." It is heavily implied in this interview that Ninja Theory may be gearing up to fully embrace the mobile market -- but of course this could just be Tameem rambling again on behalf of his company, as he's known to do.

Industry opinions on Ninja Theory are all across the map, on both sides of the quality spectrum. I lie somewhere in the middle, as I think their games have tremendous production values and look great, but they don't play great (especially Enslaved). One thing is for sure though -- they've been trying to find success for over a decade now since they started as "Just Add Monsters," and I think it may be high time to try something drastically different. If they really want to try mobile and think it's the future, maybe it'll work out for them.

Ninja Theory’s Antoniades: Xbox One is “completely the wrong direction”, mobile is the future [Edge]






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