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Q-Games cold on PixelJunk sequels

Cuthbert rules out Eden follow-up.

Further sequels to any of Q-Games' acclaimed PixelJunk titles are unlikely, studio founder Dylan Cuthbert has told Eurogamer.

Cuthbert explained that, aside from a social networking Monsters spin-off, Q plans to focus on more original games in the near future.

"We get a lot of calls to do an Eden sequel and people also say they want more Monsters. We're actually doing a social network version of Monsters. Probably Facebook. It's a hell of a lot of fun," he explained.

"Apart from that I'd prefer not to do any more sequels for the time being. We have a couple of original ideas we want to pursue. You can get into this trap if you start doing that, where that's all you end up doing."

He added that the recent released PixelJunk Shooter 2 was an exception.

"When we made Shooter we had all these ideas left over, and we thought it would be such a waste not to do another, so that's why we did Shooter 2. That was necessary. Apart from that, I always prefer to make original things. Every now and then, as fan service, make a sequel. But not one after another."

He wouldn't offer any concrete details of what will follow the impending PixelJunk SideScroller and PixelJunk 4am, but did reveal that a 3D title is part of the plan.

"We haven't decided genres yet, but when we do make a 3D game we'll be doing something that looks completely different. We don't want to go with a standard 3D game - we want to find something else to do in that space."

For more from Cuthbert, and news on whether a Microsoft collaboration or another StarFox title might feature in Q-Games' immediate future, head on over to our recent interview.

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