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Factor 5, Superman Game Aim to Survive Brash Closure

Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht is holding his head high about his studio in the wake of the collapse of publisher Brash Entertainment.

"We are working on several projects, both multi-platform as well as single-platform titles for the Wii which you will hear a lot more about very soon," Eggebrecht told MTV Multiplayer.

As for the unannounced Superman game in the works at Factor 5, Eggebrecht all but confirmed the game's existence. "One of our large-scale multi-platform projects was started with Brash because it is a dream property for us, hasn't been given its dues in gaming since the Atari 2600, and has a huge universe to draw from," said the executive, referring to the 1979 Superman game for Atari's console.

Brash was started in March 2007 with the purpose of cranking out movie tie-in games, described by co-founder Burt Ellis as "the safest, most lucrative way to sell a video game." Much of the firm's start-up $400 million investment "dried up" in the current credit crisis.

Adding to the publisher's troubles, quality concerns inspired a spate of high-profile departures after games licensed on Alvin and the Chipmunks and the Fox movie Jumper both flopped at retail and garnered poor ratings.

"Things are obviously in flux and we hope that the game proves to be as indestructible as our hero," hinted Eggebrecht.

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