The acclaimed action title Enslaved: Odyssey to the West was applauded by gamers and critics alike, but it performed less-than-stellar at retail. As we gamers know too well, sales performance is what matters to publishers, not critical acclaim. Look no further than the most recent Naruto or Dragon Ball Z game if you think I’m lying. Namco has revealed that in spite of the game’s poor sales, they are still committed to it, which seems like brilliant news for fans.
This isn’t all good though. They’ve also confirmed that there are no plans for an Enslaved sequel. This means that while they may still be committed to the game, they aren’t banking on it again in the big picture. Instead, they’ve expressed interest in releasing it to “another market”. That only means another region as far as I can tell, but perhaps something else significant is in the works for the IP. We should at least applaud Namco for having the sack to release the risky, unique title in the first place.