Death threats or not, Ninja Theory is going to hold fast and produce the best game possible.
We believe that. And it's not like the team is surprised at the negative backlash; when a publisher farms out a beloved franchise, there's bound to be some…well, fan ire floating about. Has been for some time.
But it seems Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades had a bit of an edge in his tone when he told NowGamer that his team wasn't just a "bunch of monkeys." And as far as we're concerned, he's entitled to that tone. Said Antoniades:
"We were all prepared for a negative reaction to an extent. Capcom moved one of their much-loved franchises to an external studio for it to be taken in a new direction. It would be naive to think that there wouldn’t be a reaction," Antionades said of the initial fan reponse to the new-look Dante and wor do Ninja Theory's involvement.
We’re happy and we have the full support of Capcom with our chosen narrative and gameplay direction. This approval alone should assure people that although this is a re-birth, with some bold decisions being made, we are not just a bunch of monkeys."
What's really interesting about these comments is that they were made on December 8, before the death threats. As you can see, Ninja Theory has always believed in themselves and it seems like they can thrive on the negative energy of pissed-off fans. We really think the above statements should be remembered when viewing DMC , because it seems to capture the drive of the developers.
Just give 'em a break. Let's see what happens.
Related Game(s): DMC