Criterion: No plans for Black sequel
- Posted February 13th, 2008 at 06:31 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 26 Comments
Criterion Games has said that the firm currently has no plans to develop a sequel to its 2006 First Person Shooter (FPS) Black, despite rumours to the contrary.
Speaking to D-pad magazine, Burnout Paradise Lead Designer, Craig Sullivan, commented, "Sorry to disappoint you, but as we've mentioned many times on our podcast we're not looking at making another Black game any time soon.”
Released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, Black marked the Criterion’s first attempt at the FPS genre, having previously been involved in working on the highly successful Burnout franchise.
The game featured an extensive marketing campaign and was generally well received by critics.
"Although the rumours never seem to go away and we still get a lot of letters from fans, we're honestly not working on that game at the moment. I doubt the rumours will go away though," added Sullivan.
- 1:43am EST - February 13th, 2008
that game was sick when it came out...i think with a new game engine and some next gen graphics it would be a sweet fps
- 2:08am EST - February 13th, 2008
i loved black it was very good. stop making burnout games. theres a million of them
- 2:57am EST - February 13th, 2008
Oh c'mon man I want another BLACK!! pls..
- 2:59am EST - February 13th, 2008
black is definetly one of the best playstation shooters of past gen, it would probably be multi-play when they finally decide to make one
- 3:19am EST - February 13th, 2008
"not right now"
well good. make one at another time because we have enough FPS's at the moment. lol.
loved the first one as well.
- 3:44am EST - February 13th, 2008
nooooooooooooo. such an awesome fps
- 3:52am EST - February 13th, 2008
Hands down, Black was the best FPS on the PS2. The only thing it was missing was multiplayer. I was really hoping for a sequel. =( Please Criterion, think it over.
- 4:20am EST - February 13th, 2008
psn id: gingo... they should keep this as a one off game that will be remebered for years and an epic game that shouldn't be spoiled by a sequel
- 5:05am EST - February 13th, 2008
Heartbreaking news. I have been waiting for the announcement of a next gen black with some sick multiplayer. Can't believe they're going to give up on this franchise so soon.
- 5:13am EST - February 13th, 2008
bad news. i like black and i was looking forward to a sequel. but i think it'll come... someday... eventually.
- 5:30am EST - February 13th, 2008
I want criterion to do something totally different. Like they did with black, just jump into another genre and try their hand!
- 5:30am EST - February 13th, 2008
I thought Black was better than Killzone in most aspects,this sucks.Where's the petition,I'll sign it and use a bunch of alias's also.
- 5:58am EST - February 13th, 2008
"its no gonna be better than cod4 or killzone so no.."
- 6:15am EST - February 13th, 2008
bad news...im really sad about that (((
- 6:29am EST - February 13th, 2008
aww man, out of all the games crying for a next gen revamp black was certainly one of teh the top runnners. The original was just so awesome and if anyone hasnt played it i urge them to.
- 7:13am EST - February 13th, 2008
i dont think black 2 would have done that well since Resistance 2 is comin out
- 10:04am EST - February 13th, 2008
Why?! This game was so awesome! I ad so much fun playing the game. Why won't Criterion make another? I had such high hopes knowing GDC was around the corner. I'll probably go buy the first one then since I won't be playing another one :(
- 10:58am EST - February 13th, 2008
Just make it!!!
- 1:00pm EST - February 13th, 2008
Black was the sh!ts.....and from the ending there must be a sequal. If Black had multiplayer (not to mention blood) it would have had the same success on last gen console like what COD4 has on current gen consoles. I don't see why they would hesitate to make a sequal.....THAT, my friends is WEAK SAUSE (come on Criterion...don't be a sock cooker, and if ya'll are scared....just give the rights to Infinity Ward and let them make the damn sequal)
- 2:25pm EST - February 13th, 2008
MAKE BLACK 2 FOR GOSH SAKES!!! The multiplayer alone could be the best ever in the FPS era...COME ON we are ready Criterion for IT!!!
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