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Spec Ops: The Line Team Would “Eat Broken Glass Before Making Another”

Would I eat broken glass to play Spec Ops: The Line 2? Absolutely. 10 out 10 times.

Each year that passes, it feels like I hear more and more people talking about how much they loved Yager Development’s Spec Ops: The Line, a third-person shooter that released back in 2012.

More often than not, people who bring up Spec Ops: The Line in 2017, continue by bringing up its story: which is perhaps the game’s strongest point. I swear, people love Spec Ops: The Line more in 2017 than they did in 2012.

Whatever the case, Spec Ops: The Line was ultimately a commercial failure in the eyes of Take-Two, the parent company of the game’s publisher: 2K Games. Despite this, many fans of the game still cling onto hope that given the game’s almost cult-classic standing, that one day it would return, perhaps with a sequel.

But that doesn’t look like it will happen.

In a response to a curious Twitter user, the game’s writer, Walt Williams, made it clear that fans should cast away their hopes and dreams that one day Spec Ops: The Line will return, not only because the game didn’t sell well, but because everyone who worked on it “would eat broken glass before making another.”

Yager — who is currently working on Dreadnought — has also made it clear in the past that a sequel has no chance of happening, with team members expressing a desire to move and develop a game with a much lighter tone. Williams has just further hammered the nail into the coffin of Spec Ops: The Line’s always hypothetical sequel.

And that settles it. No Spec Ops: The Line sequel for probably a very long time. If ever. Which means you’ll just have to continue to play the original on PC, Mac, Linux, and last-generation consoles.

Tyler Fischer: Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.