Sequel for Spec Ops: The Line is Unlikely

Spec Ops: The Line developer (Yager Development) told Gamestar that a sequel to the third-person shooter is very unlikely, and they are “okay” with that.The critically acclaimed third-person shooter took a different approach to the military shooter genre, forcing players to think about the lives they took as they played through the game.

The emotional material that the game dealt with made it tough to develop.  “You can imagine what kind of reference material you have to review. That’s not fun,” says Art Director Mathias Weise.

Managing Director Timo Ullman is also okay with Spec Ops: The Line being a “standalone experience.”

Despite Spec Ops: The Line’s critical acclaim, the game underperformed in sales.  According to Take-Two, the game hurt their overall revenue.

Yager is currently working on the sci-fi shooter Dreadnought and Dead Island 2.

My Opinion:

While I would love to see a sequel to Spec Ops: The Line, I can understand why the developer isn’t interested in creating a sequel.  The game was emotionally taxing to play, and I can’t imagine what it would be like to create a game that deals with the heavy themes it has.  On top of that, the game sold poorly and it is tough to imagine a sequel selling much better.


Jacob Dekker is a student filmmaker and is currently an Associate Writer for MONG.  You can follow him on Twitter and IGN.

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One thought on “Sequel for Spec Ops: The Line is Unlikely”

  1. It’s a shame no one really played it. However, I think making a sequel would damage what they did perfectly. So I don’t blame them.

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