Condemned owner considering indie development for game's possible return

The Condemned series may be making its triumphant return, so long as its owner is able to find the right indie development studio to work on it.


Condemned 2: Bloodshot released back in March 2008, which means fans of the series are long overdue for a proper sequel. Since Sega has shifted its focus to mobile and PC online games, Condemned may be handed off to an indie team so a new title can be developed.

Former Monolith CEO Jace Hall just so happens to own the Condemned series and took to Facebook to discuss the possibility of a third game. “Since I am focused on other things, and will be for quite some time, this franchise is just sitting there,” he writes on his Facebook profile.

“I am contemplating finding an interested and proven Indie development team AND PROVIDING IT TO THEM, so that they can take over the franchise and move it forward. As an indie, it can be very hard to get marketing/media attention for a title that you work on. This franchise is already quite known, has market demand, and is in an innovative genre/category.”

He finishes his statement by asking “should I explore this idea further? What say you all?” As would be expected, the majority of his nearly 200 responses were positive as fans not only agreed with Hall, but also recommended some indies he could work with.

I personally enjoyed Condemned, although its sequel left much to be desired in terms of its story and multiplayer options. Having an independent developer work on the game could breathe some new life into it, although let’s just hope they don’t change too much of its classic formula, such as its ability to be an accurate homeless-beating simulator.

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