SSX is on course to become a regularly released series again, EA has told MCV.
The last title in the franchise was 2007 Wii title SSX Blur. But with SSX making its comeback next January on Xbox 360 and PS3, EA wants to ensure fans don’t have to wait as long for the next instalment.
“We don’t want to wait another five years to bring it out again on PS4 or Xbox 720 or whatever,” SSX communications boss Duke Indrasigamany told MCV.
“But it depends on when the next consoles are due. I don’t know what Microsoft or Sony are planning, but if SSX is successful there’s a lot of things we could really explore. We don’t want to see this franchise go away for a long time. We want to make another one.”
The first SSX arrived on PS2 in 2000. EA says it’s going to be difficult to not only bring the IP back, but also appeal to younger players during the quiet January release window.
Indrasigamany added: “It’s been a long time since the last SSX and although there’s a lot of old school fans out there, it’s going to be a challenge to bring it to the current generation of gamers. But we really want to bring this franchise back.
“It’s also hard to say what sort of consumer mindsets and wallets will be saying after Christmas, but we feel January is the time the team needs to get it done at a level of quality EA Sports will be proud of.”