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Brutal Legend 2 axed, four new Double Fine games announced

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 

15 comments

  • metaaaaaaaaaaal - June 22, 2011 6:41 p.m.

    FUCK U ALL BRTAL LEGEND KICKS THE FUCKIN ASS OUT OF ENEY OTHER GAMES U PROBLY DONT EVEN NO WHAT THE FUCK METAL IS U ACTUALL FUCKING SHIT EATERS I RECOMEND THIS GAME TO ENEY METAL FAN AND BTW IF U DONT MAKE A SEQUILL ILL KICK UR FUCKING FACES IN MOTHER FUCKERS
  • axelgarcia1 - July 17, 2010 4 a.m.

    :(
  • Vitoruss1 - July 16, 2010 4:28 p.m.

    Tears are welling up in my eyes... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • reaperman22 - July 16, 2010 1:48 p.m.

    the only thing wrong with brutal legend was the RTS (and even then it could be fun at times at least in a multilayer ai match) and some sound effects (although the soundtrack made up for it) i am disappointed that they aren't making a sequel, it could of been one of the most awesome games if they fixed those problems
  • JayBeat - July 16, 2010 9:45 a.m.

    For some reason I don't think Shafer's comments are far from the truth.
  • number1hitjam - July 15, 2010 11:29 p.m.

    Yeah I've had enough Jack Black thank you
  • hatebreeder - July 15, 2010 11:12 p.m.

    I didn't even know there was A brutal Legend Sequel being talked about :S, now that there sin't one I find out....poop. Any problems folks had with the first one probably would have been fixed by the sequel...such a shame, brutal legend was great.
  • TDUBBS - July 15, 2010 10:37 p.m.

    I enjoyed Brutal Legend but I'm also tired of unnecessary sequels (I'm looking at you, Dead Space 2). Brutal Legend was a fine game that works better as a standalone title. Not every great game needs to become a franchise.
  • juicenpancakes - July 15, 2010 10:35 p.m.

    This is actually pretty cool. Maybe one or two of them will be really nice XBLA/PSN games. I actually really enjoyed Brutal Legend. And I expect more fun, cool things from Shafer/Double Fine.
  • ScruffMoney - July 15, 2010 10:20 p.m.

    I hope these four new games are more Psychonauts and less Brutal Legend you-think-it's-an-RPG-but-really-it's-a-bad-RTS.
  • Killik_13 - July 15, 2010 10:11 p.m.

    Damnit, I was hoping there's be a sequel. Brutal Legend was one of my favourite games of last year. I even enjoyed the RTS parts, sure it might have been quite out of place, but it didn't ruin the game for me. As long as they fixed the sound effects, a sequel would have been awesome. I can only hope these four games have such great characters, stories and talent behind them as Brutal Legend. reCAPTCHA: fuddling season
  • oufour - July 15, 2010 10:07 p.m.

    that sucks! if you took out the RTS gameplay brutal legend was awesome! please let one of those games be psychonauts 2.
  • cronoman66 - July 15, 2010 9:54 p.m.

    I loved everything about Brutal Legend apart from the gameplay, it really shouldn't have had RTS gameplay, the world was beautifully created but ruined with gameplay that simply wasn't fun
  • chunko97 - July 15, 2010 9:54 p.m.

    Bobby Kotick is so damn ugly....
  • Whizkid103 - July 15, 2010 9:50 p.m.

    I'm fine with this. I didn't like Brutal Legend anyways.

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