It’s probably fair to say that Dante’s Inferno was more surrounded by controversy and politics rather than great reviews and critical acclaim, but word on the street suggests that didn’t stop publisher EA from pursuing a sequel to the 2009 action title.
To be more specific, these particular streets are walked by game writer Joshua Rubin (as in, he writes games, like Assassin’s Creed II, not about them). He’s just updated his online CV to include the following dot-point:
Recently, Joshua was the sole writer for a Major Unannounced Sequel from Visceral Studios at EA Games.
The entry is punctuated by a helpful video hint:
Now, EA, like many other publishers, is well known for working on projects that are later scrapped, so this is no confirmation that the game will ever see the light of day.
…and it makes sense. Dante’s original works spanned three games: The Inferno, the Purgatorio and the Paradiso – so theoretically, even though the original game used the source material very loosely, there’s at least another game’s worth of stuff there. Wait and see.
Rubin himself has moved on, now working on a “Major New IP” at “A Big Game Company”, so if Visceral is still working on Dante, they’ve got someone else behind the pen.
Thanks to Superannuation, as always, for the heads-up.