Brutal Legend 2 axed, four new Double Fine games announced

Four new titles rise from the ashes of an unannounced sequel for Brutal Legend

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Speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton, Double Fine Productions’ Tim Shafer announced four new titles that his studio is working on. The projects for these smaller titles sprouted from the cancellation of an unannounced sequel for Brutal Legend. “Apparently when they said it was a done deal, they meant there was no deal, and we’re done,” said Shafer.

Little was revealed about each of the four new Double Fine Productions titles other than a few details about who will be leading the production teams for each one. Lee Petty, art director for Brutal Legend, Nathan Marts, lead programmer for Brutal Legend, Brad Muir, who worked on combat and multiplayer in Brutal Legend, and Tasha Harris, lead animator for Brutal Legend, will each be taking point on the one of these four new games teased by Shafer.

Above: Yesterday, Tim Shafer (left) called Activision CEO Bobby Kotick (right) a 'dick' and 'a total prick.' Today, Tim Shafer said "I need to keep my  mouth shut"

Tim Shafer rocked the boat before today’s keynote presentation when he called Activision CEO Bobby Kotick a ‘total prick’ and ‘a dick’ in an interview with Eurogamer. “I need to keep my mouth shut,” said Shafer in regards to his blunt statement in the Eurogamer interview. “I was going to change the title of my talk to ‘how to give interviews and remember to check the microphone is off,’” joked Shafer. You can catch up on the e-drama and read Activision’s official response to Shafer’s comment here.

July 15, 2010

Source: JoystiqEurogamer