Looks Like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Could Get A Sequel
When developers set out to create a game, they’re wanting their final product to sell. Most of the time they have estimates on how well it’s going to be received, but most of the time these estimations fall rather sort, especially if you’re at Sqaure Enix. However, sometimes they do the exact opposite, just look at Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for instance.
The standalone DLC went on sale last week Wednesday and has received a fair amount of praise from critics, myself included. It’s a fun game, and people around the world are realizing that really quickly. The success of the title has been so good that Creative director Dean Evans already has a sequel in mind. Colt’s voice actor, ’80s action legend Michael Biehn spoke about a call he received from Evans last night, with the director apparently pretty excited about more Blood Dragon work.
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“[Creative director Dean Evans] was with me on the phone last night. He was pretty jacked up. He was going into a meeting today to, you know, I think he wants to turn it into some sort of franchise. He’s got a sequel in mind.”
Now there’s a bit of bad and good that can happen with Blood Dragon becoming it’s own franchise. Sure, it won’t be limited in terms of size, so the developers could go crazy with a new setting and some more gameplay ideas. I just don’t know if players are willing to sit through a tongue-in-cheek story for more than the length of a decent DLC. Blood Dragon’s dialogue is fantastic, but it really wears thin if you play the game for more that 10 hours or so. But, then again, I wouldn’t discredit a team who produced this fantastic expansion in the first place.
During the interview, Biehn also spoke about how much popularity the game had brought him personally, with many people approaching him and asking about his work.
“I did an Aliens game last year that just, kind of, nobody really talked about it very much and I never really heard too much about it. I heard when it came out. Nobody ever came up to me afterwards and said, ‘Oh, that Aliens game was really good’ or whatever.”
“I’m telling you, I have more people approaching me now on the streets about this video game. Way more than they do now about, like, ‘Oh, weren’t you the guy that was in The Terminator?’ Or ‘Weren’t you the guy that was in The Victim?’ Or ‘Weren’t you the guy that was in Tombstone?’”
Three guesses why no one approached him for that “Alien” game him took part it.