Rebellion Reveals Shellshock PS3 and X360, Refocusing on Console Development

By Chris Faylor, Dec 11, 2007 10:11am PST Independent developer Rebellion is shifting gears from PSP development and focusing more on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, CEO Jason Kingsley revealed to GamesIndustry.biz.

Recent titles from Rebellion include the PSP editions of The Simpsons Game, Star Wars Battlefield: Renegade Squadron, Gun: Showdown, and Dead to Rights: Reckoning.

Among the studio's new efforts is a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sequel to Eidos' Shellshock property. The first entry in the series, Shellshock: Nam '67 (PC, PS2, Xbox), was developed by Guerrilla Games and released in 2004.

"It's very much a mature product, it's a bit like Jacob's Ladder or Apocalypse Now in movie terms," explained Kingsley. "It's troubling--deliberately so--it's meant to be challenging the nature of war, the horror and why people do these horrific things to each other."

He added: "It'll be our first next-gen title, which is slightly nervewracking, but it's looking absolutely lovely."

Other possible titles include company-owned IPs such as the WWII-era Sniper Elite and the 2000AD universe, with Kingsley expressing hope to develop a new Rogue Trooper game.

"This year we've done a lot of other people's licenses but next year we'll have much more of a balance of licenses and some original product," he noted. "The year after it's very likely we'll have a slew of original, home-brand IPs."

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