Developer admiration is nice to see in this industry. It’s not often we hear one developer praising another. Enslaved developer Ninja Theory, on the other hand, pays their highest respects to whom they believe is the ‘world’s best developer’.
Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2 received a bundle of perfect scores and took home numerous awards after it released in October last year, including SpikeTV’s prestigious Game of the Year award. Ninja Theory feels its well deserved.
“I think Uncharted 2 set the template for what an action-adventure game should be,” Enslaved Chief Designer Tameem Antoniades told Strategy Informer.
“We were working on the game two years before Uncharted 2 came out, and by that point it was too late,” he continued.
“It wasn’t like we were trying to copy them, our game’s got a totally different story, different characters, focused more on melee combat, and a different setting. In terms of what we’re trying to achieve, I think both the studio and I have the highest admiration for those guys. They’re the best console developers in the world at the moment.”
Big words from the chief designer of Ninja Theory. If I were a Naughty Dog employee, I’d shed a tear.