Barely had Dishonored been released this week in North America and Europe when one of its co-creators, Harvey Smith, was assaulted with questions about a sequel and he revealed that, at least for the moment, he had mixed feelings about a new game in the same world.
Dishonored was released earlier this week all around the world and, despite focusing on stealth and being a single-player-only experience, the general consensus is that it delivers a great story with top notch gameplay.
When it comes to the possibility of a sequel, one of the game's co-creators − Harvey Smith − admits that he's unsure about a Dishonored 2.
According to an interview with Kotaku
, Smith would like to revisit the world of Dishonored but he's alright with forgetting about it and focusing on a new experience.
"Part of me would love to see future games leverage this world," he said, "and part of me would love it if the vault door was just closed and that's it. This is your one view into the Empire of the Isles and into the city of Dunwall."
When further asked about which way he was heading, Harvey stated that he just "can't say."
Besides the desire of a creator, a possible Dishonored 2 needs to meet a variety of factors, ranging from critical acclaim to sales success, in order to make its publisher, Bethesda, invest in a sequel.
Considering the game has already impressed lots of fans and reviewers, the deciding factor will be the worldwide sales achieved by it in the following months, especially since Bethesda as a publisher wants lots of profit from its projects, whether they're successful ones like Skyrim, mixed ones, like Rage, or awful ones, like Rogue Warrior.
Dishonored is currently available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.