No More Heroes director continues to embrace the high-end consoles

Suda 51 reveals interest in PSN/XBLA projects

Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda has revealed that his studio is considering developing downloadable games and content for both the XBLA and PSN platforms.

In an interview to be published later this week, Suda spoke to Develop about his studio’s future ambitions.

“We’re indie developers so we can really decide on which platforms we make games for,” he said.

“Though in terms of our relationship with our publisher, we sometimes have to meet their requests. That’s a priority. But I’m very interested in creating downloadable content somehow.”

When asked to clarify whether he was interested in downloadable add-ons or standalone games, Suda explained he was interested in both, adding: “I’m interested in working on the PSN and XBLA platforms.”

The move comes after Grasshopper Manufacture expands to embrace the more high-end home consoles, with an Xbox 360 and PS3 edition of No More Heroes in the final stages of development – though the game has not been announced for release outside of Japan.

With platforms such as XBLA and PSN, Grasshopper could give itself the chance to break the ice with new audiences in a global capacity. Crucially, both digital platforms will allow Grasshopper to expand its presence without the need for a big-budget AAA investment.

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