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Arkane Has No Plans for a Dishonored 3

During our interview with Arkane Studios’ Harvey Smith, he reveals how he grew sick of Dishonored and that he is unsure if he will return for a third game.

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PhoenixUp2439d ago

That's unfortunate. The Dishonored series could've gone on to replace the hole the Theif series left after this upcoming second installment.

Guess they want to venture into other IPs then.

SlappingOysters2439d ago

I get the impression this is just Harvey Smith getting itchy feet. He was happy to hand Deus Ex over to someone else. He will probably do that with Dishonored, too (hopefully without the 10 year gap)

Blu3_Berry2439d ago

That's fine, I'm sure we will have another dishonored game in say about 5-6 years. Bethesda would be silly to drop it. This guy would have moved on to something else by then.

Summons752439d ago

Why even ask this now. 2 hasn't even released yet and if the major problems that dragged the first game through the mud are still present in 2 then there shouldn't be a 3rd. That said I really hope they can turn Dishonored around, it had such great potential but it flopped so hard.

DarkOcelet2439d ago

What issues are you talking about exactly? The only issue the first game had was its length. Thankfully it had an excellent replay value and it seems Arkane has already addressed that issue by making the second game almost twice as long.

And the first game exceeded Bethesda's expectations so i don't know where you get 'flopped so hard' info from.

Summons752439d ago

Floaty gameplay, terribly written and predictable story, art style ripped straight from Bioshock, the worst AI guards I have ever seen in all my 25 years of gaming (run around broad daylight in front of the guards and get stealth kills), the promise of being able to kill everyone or kill no one (and while the no kill option was in the game the first person I tried to kill that wasn't a guard, a random maid, it gave me a game over and told me I can't do that). Terrible game that got way to overrated by people who have never played a stealth game in their life. Like I said the first had a great concept and potential, it was a huge disappointment. The second one so far is looking like they are making an effort to fix the issues but I'm pretty skeptical for how badly the first one went.

DarkOcelet2439d ago (Edited 2439d ago )

"art style ripped straight from Bioshock"
Um, the art style might be similar to Bioshock but its not like Bioshock created that art style. I think it looks amazing but your perspective might differ from mine.

"Floaty gameplay"
I thought the gameplay was incredible and nothing floaty about it and the more you play it, the tighter the game mechanics become so maybe that was your gripe is that you didn't spend much time with the game. Some games like dishonored needs time to get used to its mechanics and master it or else it won't feel satisfying.

"the worst AI guards I have ever seen in all my 25 years of gaming, run around broad daylight in front of the guards and get stealth kills "
I have started on the hardest mode available and the AI was incredibly challenging at times especially later on where there are guards that stands on rooftops. I can't tell you the number of times i had to replay some missions because the guards from far away spotted me and running on broad daylight was not an option. Maybe they didn't act as well as you wanted because you played on lower difficulties.

"the promise of being able to kill everyone or kill no one (and while the no kill option was in the game the first person I tried to kill that wasn't a guard, a random maid, it gave me a game over and told me I can't do that)."

I am gonna be honest with ya on this one, i never tried to kill a maid in the game lol so i don't know about that one. I usually just kill the bad guys or no kill at all.

TheOptimist2439d ago

That's great news, sometimes COD-ing games is just not the right way to go.

TheEvilResident19972439d ago

It's only COD-ing a game if it's a every year thing dishonered 1 came out in 2012 the second one is coming in the end of 2016 how is that COD-ing?

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