Factor 5 President Addresses ‘Superman’ Game Rumors, Health Of Studio

Not much has been heard of from development studio Factor 5 since last year’s poorly received PlayStation 3 dragon epic “Lair.”

But recent reports have the studio best known for a stream of highly regarded “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” flight-combat games back in the news , this time for supposedly having been making a “Superman” game for collapsing game publisher Brash.

Multiplayer reached out to Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht to find out what the story is with “Superman” and what fans of the company should know about the studio’s status. He provided the following not terribly cryptic statement:

“We are working on several projects, both multi-platform as well as single-platform titles for the Wii which you will hear a lot more about very soon.

“One of our large-scale multi-platform projects was started with Brash because it is a dream property for us, hasn’t been given its dues in gaming since the Atari 2600, and has a huge universe to draw from. It also is a long-term project because we were not wiling to compromise quality at all from the start and make this into what we as fans, and hopefully every fan of the property – movies old or new, comic-book, or TV – wants to play. If we have delivered the ultimate fantasy fulfillment in a galaxy far, far away, this one certainly is intended to do the same for a completely different universe.

“With that said, things are obviously in flux and we hope that the game proves to be as indestructible as our hero…”

Eggebrecht didn’t quite say the word “Superman” there, but it doesn’t take superpowers to read between those lines. Any bets on what those “titles for the Wii” are?

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