Deadly Premonition, one of the most divisive games of this generation, will be receiving a Director's Cut and potentially even a sequel according to its designer.
“We’re in talks with publishers at the moment, and we can’t tell you about the platforms," SWERY told Eurogamer while discussing his next project. "But by next summer, I think everyone will have a good idea of what it’s going to be.”
When asked if the unannounced title was in fact Deadly Premonition 2, SWERY coyly said, "Maybe."
“After Deadly Premonition everyone wanted to know when the next project was coming along. I told them it would be in 10 years’ time. So I think they’re still waiting!"
SWERY also confirmed that a director's cut is in the works, which will likely feature extra content and story elements. “We’re working on the Director’s Cut of Deadly Premonition," he explained, "and I am writing some new script and scenarios. Whether those will be used or not, and how they’ll be used, isn’t decided yet.”
Deadly Premonition managed to completely split opinion when it launched in the UK two years ago. One of the most superb videogame storylines ever told and some brilliantly-fleshed out characters were at odds with borderline broken gameplay, meaning that players either loved it or hated it.
Personally, I loved the offbeat experience, calling it a "genuine cult classic that has no equal on the system" in our Deadly Premonition review. Matt, conversely, couldn't play it for more than an hour before becoming (quite understandably) enraged. Put simply: just rent the damn thing and find out for yourself. So says Mr. Lester.