Sony’s Mark Cerny Talks Knack Sequel and Returning to Development
Recently, Sony’s Andrew House discussed the possibility of a sequel to Knack sometime in the future, heavily implying that a follow-up was possible to the PlayStation 4 launch title. It appears that PlayStation 4 architect and Knack director Mark Cerny is also interested in continuing the franchise.
In an interview with IGN, Cerny had the following to say about making another game starring the Knack character:
“I would love to keep working with the [Knack] brand, definitely,” Cerny said. “There’s a lot unexplored there, I think anybody who played the game would tell you that!”
Elsewhere in the interview, Cerny reaffirmed that he wants to get back into game design after having worked on the hardware side with the PlayStation 4.
“I’m trying to get back to games,” he said. “One of the projects I’m trying to kick off is a so-called ‘indie title’. It won’t really be an indie title because it’ll be fully funded, but it’ll be nice to have a project where the scope is small enough that I’ll know the names of everybody on the team, which is really hard to do these days now that you’ve got 100, 200, 300 people internal plus everyone outside the company.
“Another nice thing about that kind of game is you get to have a concept that’s out there, you don’t have to… I mean, it’s always a crap shoot. With the big titles you have to think very carefully about what you’re trying to accomplish and how that will integrate with the existing market but so much about the smaller titles is excitement and freshness.”
For more on Knack, check out the Gaming Trend review.