Dennis Dyack, President of Silicon Knights, recently sat down with Gamesindustry.biz to discuss Too Human, his belief that the game was unjustifiably given a "bad rap," and the looming court case against Epic Games. According to the article, Silicon Knights battled Epic's shoddy Unreal Engine support, resulting from the latter's decision to shift resources toward the original Gears of War, and necessitating that Silicon Knights "rewrite an entire game engine" during development. The finished product was met with lukewarm reviews: Metacritic shows an average of 65/100 from critics, and 7.1/10 from readers.
Yet buried in the interview lies a sumptuous, newsworthy little morsel, with Dyack mentioning that despite a smaller staff, "We're working on an IP that's our most requested and we're really excited about that." Like clockwork, speculation has it that this may be the long-awaited Eternal Darkness 2. To add some weight to this notion, VG247 points out that:
Silicon Knights has been involved in three prominent IPs. Of these, The Legacy of Kain is owned by Square Enix and a Soul Reaver title rumored to be in the works at Crystal Dynamics, making it an unlikely possibility, and Too Human was an expensive critical and commercial flop.
For those living in a soundproof chamber, buried under roughly half a mile of equal parts rock and sand, the game has a devoted cult following. One of the most memorable games of the Gamecube era, Eternal Darkness was praised for its Lovecraftian horror, much strangeness (including the famed "sanity meter"), and further standing out as an original psychological horror game on the Gamecube. We'll have to wait for an official announcement, but given another installment in the Too Human series seems unlikely - whatever one's stance on the Silicon Knights/Epic brouhaha, gamers haven't exactly been painting "we want Too Human 2" across the night sky - and Legacy of Kain seemingly unfeasible, it looks like fans of Eternal Darkness might be getting the sequel they've been waiting for.