Speaking during an interview with Finder, Bethesda’s Pete Hines hinted that sequels to The Evil Within and Rage could happen as the original games sold well enough to warrant a follow-up.
While Hines was quick to point out that The Evil Within 2 and Rage 2 have not been announced or are even in production, he did at least indicate that sequels could transpire at some point down the line.
“I do think both The Evil Within and Rage did well enough that we could make sequels,” Hines commented.
“I can’t talk about the unannounced stuff and what we may or may not do. I get myself in trouble whenever I do that. If I come out and say, ‘I just don’t think that is going to happen,’ then people freak out. So I won’t confirm or deny stuff we may or may not do, as people jump to the wrong conclusions. Personally I loved Rage and had a tonne of fun playing it, but we have a lot of stuff in the pipeline right now so you will have to wait and see.”
Hines’ comments come just a few months after The Evil Within 2 was rumored to appear at E3 2016, which of course didn’t happen.
Rage was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011, with The Evil Within arriving in October 2014 for current and last-generation formats. The latter is noted for being the final title directed by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil franchise.
Developed by Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within received two story-based expansion in the shape of The Assignment and The Consequence, which featured a new playable character in the form of protagonist Sebastian’s partner, Julie Kidman.