Popular 1990s shooter-game Turrican could be set for a renaissance on the PlayStation 3, according to comments from Factor 5 boss Julian Eggebrecht. “What we are thinking about is basically with the PS3 is going back to our old Turrican games, and basically, finally doing something like that but in 3D. That’s finally going through,” the big cheese told website Game Informer.
He also revealed what we’d all suspected for some time, that the developer’s Thornado project for the GameCube is, in the words of Eggebrecht: ‘completely dead’. He did however moot the possibility of several older games in the Turrican series re-emerging on the PS3 Store at some point in the future.
“I don’t think that the current thinking from Phil Harrison is that under the worldwide studios umbrella he wants to see too many straight ported older titles,” he explained. “Having said that though, you’ve seen Midway’s announcement … We have been in some talks about re-releasing some of our old Turrican titles for the platform, but nothing’s been finished yet. I’d love to do it.” Factor 5 are currently working on dragon-em-up Lair for the PS3, which promises plenty of fire-breathing tilt-action.
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