Chair promises Shadow Complex sequel, but not for iPads

Touch screen controls won't work, says creative director

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Shadow Complex on XBLA was a big win for Chair Entertainment, so it comes as zero shock that the Epic Games subsidiary studio is pumped about putting out a sequel. Confirming this, Chair's creative director Donald Mustard recently pledged that a follow-up is indeed on its way, and despite the studio's success with Infinity Blade on the iPhone and iPad, the sequel will be staying away from iOS platforms.

"Shadow Complex isn't a question of 'if', it's a question of 'when',%26rdquo; said Mustard in achat with Eurogamer. %26ldquo;Shadow Complex is our baby and we love it dearly and, y'know, we're working on some cool stuff [in general]."




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When asked whether Chair would consider releasing the Shadow Complex series for the App Store, Mustard explained that Chair was reluctant to do so for fear they would not be able to adequatelyrecreate the game's complicated control schemeon touch screens.

%26ldquo;I still cannot think of a way that we'd be able to bring over the precision controls [to touchscreen devices] that Shadow Complex needs to be amazing,%26rdquo; he said, adding, %26ldquo;I'm not a fan of trying to shoehorn console controls onto touch screens. They don't feel right. You just lose so much precision."

We gave Shadow Complex a9/10, and it has since received a cumulative score of88/100 on Metacritic. iGadgets or not, we're confident its sequel willfind anaudience.

Mar 14, 2011

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