Chair Halts Development of Ender’s Game Title
Nearly two years ago, we brought you the news that Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game novel was going to be adapted to a video game. Just when we were starting to wonder when we might start seeing news of it, we hear today that it’s no longer in development.
Chair Entertainment, the company behind the phenomenally successful Infinity Blade (Review), was working on the adaption of Card’s sci-fi novel. In an interview with Joystiq, Chair Entertainment co-founder Donald Mustard said,
We have and had an amazing design for the Ender’s Game game, but one of [parent company] Epic’s primary objectives is to create original and unique franchises. I don’t know that Ender’s Game fits into that strategic objective anymore.
When asked if the project would be completed, Mustard replied, “So, probably not. Not from us.” Still, he would love to see the game completed, and even went so far as to say, “If anyone decides they want to make it, I have some ideas I’d love to talk to them about.”
If you’re a disappointed Orson Scott Card fan, maybe heading back to June of 2007 would soothe the pain a bit. That’s when we sat down for an interview with Orson Scott Card himself.