We caught up with Limbo
creators Playdead at the Indiecade festival
in Culver City, California this weekend, and while CEO Dino Patti confirmed once again that the best-selling XBLA game is "exclusive for life" to Microsoft's platform
, we may see the next Playdead title branching out. Patti says the company is working on "a new IP," and that Limbo
fans will enjoy it. "I can't tell much, but I can tell you that if you liked Limbo
, it'll definitely be for you," he said. "The gameplay style you'll really like. You'll feel it's the same team who made it, but everything will be changed."
The team "used a lot of time and a lot of money" getting Limbo out, and going with Microsoft exclusively was a way to hedge their bets and "get the money back," Patti said. "And it came out fine, because we got our money back, which was really cool." But for this new IP, admittedly still a long ways off, Patti said that "we are open for everything. To be honest, we want as many people to play our games as possible. If we end up going exclusive, we may do it for various reasons, but we just want as many people to play the game as possible."