Too Human -- remember that old thing? Lots of hype, lots of trash talking, and eventually, mediocre sales contrasted with a high budget. A blog from Kris Erickson of Xboxist speculates the future of the planned trilogy from Silicon Knights is in serious danger. Between the job cuts at partner Microsoft, the first game's high development costs (estimated at $80 million USD over 10 years), and final sales (about 560,000 copies), it's not unreasonable to furrow one's brow in worry over the future.
Of course, it's not all doom and gloom, which is an easy picture to paint. 560,000 copies doesn't make it a blockbuster per se, but it's really not a terrible number either. While Microsoft may be looking to more wisely spend its funding, there would be worse places to put it than in Silicon Knights and a Too Human sequel.
In any case, Erickson says a multiplatform release of the first title could be a good bet to ensure follow-ups (or one, at least). Though it's doubtful "Silicon Knights might be able to double their worldwide sales for the game" with this move (especially with relatively low PlayStation 3 console sales), it could be a smart route to take.
Too Human Two: what say you?