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Condemned creator considering letting an indie studio make a third outing

Who would you like to see develop it?

First-person horror series Condemned could see a third entry, though it won't be franchise developer Monolith handling it.

Former Eurogamer editor Tom Bramwell couldn't help but call the first Condemned 'Criminal Oranges'.

The studio's founder and CEO Jace Hall noted on Facebook that he's considering handing the reins off to an indie studio. I mean, why not? According to Hall, it's "just sitting there."

"There have been two game titles released for the franchise, Condemned: Criminal Origins and Condemned: Bloodshot - they both did well, and I am consistently asked when a third game might be created. Since I am focused on other things, and will be for quite some time, this franchise is just sitting there," Hall lamented.

"I am contemplating finding an interested and proven Indie development team AND PROVIDING IT TO THEM, so that they can take over the franchise and move it forward."

"As an indie, it can be very hard to get marketing/media attention for a title that you work on. This franchise is already quite known, has market demand, and is in an innovative genre/category," he added. "Should I explore this idea further? What say you all?"

It's certainly an interesting proposition. It's a little reminiscent of when Amnesia: The Dark Descent creator Frictional Games let Dear Esther developer The Chinese Room handle its unusual sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.

So what do you make of Hall's idea? Would you like to see a third Condemned game? And, more importantly, who would you like to see make it?