"there's a lot to explore" in the game's universe and fans 'have asked' for more beyond just videogames.
The comics, films and other spin-offs are "definitely justified," said Volition's Eric Barker. They're careful not to do too much, but fans 'do want to see more'.
"We've got a decade and four games," said Volition Inc studio manager, Eric Barker. "It's rich enough. There's a fanbase that's asked for this." A SyFy channel direct-to-TV movie is in the works and bridges events between Red Faction: Guerrilla and Armageddon.
"The story needs to be there. We've had worker revolutions and the EDF. You've had a rich storyline that goes back through this, so there's a lot to explore."
"I don't think games have to have it. It's not like where you see these enormous movie franchises just yet, but if fans are that interested in this universe, sure, give them more. See what they're interested in. Give them more of it."
"Absolutely, for something like Red Faction, it's definitely justified," he said.
"A lot of games and new IPs will assault you with, the movie! The TV show! The beach towel! The thermos! We didn't ask for that. Red Faction, we've been around for over a decade. This is the fourth game."
"There are some real fans of this who have been going way back."
"We have this whole universe of possibilities we've sketched out. You've fought everything from the EDF to now aliens, to nano-zombies. We feel definitely there's a desire, with fans who've been around this long and enjoying these games, to have a TV show, an XBLA game, because we've built a big enough universe, we've got a big enough fanbase, that they're interested in seeing more of the Red Faction universe."
Battlegrounds, a digital spin-off, releases the first week of April. The SyFy movie Origins will air this May. Red Faction: Armageddon releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in June.
Red Faction film "definitely justified"
10 March 2011 | By Simon Priest