Rumor: Alleged Evidence Of Knack Sequel Emerges

by Javy Gwaltney on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:42 AM

Information has allegedly emerged that a sequel to Knack is, or was at one point, in development. According to NeoGAF poster qualitydisc, an animator named Mindy Liang had the game credited on her LinkedIn resume and provided a screenshot of that credit:

The credit is not currently listed on Liang's LinkedIn page. According to qualitydisc, it was deleted. It's worth noting that the company Liang's profile says she works for, XPEC Entertainment, has contributed to Final Fantasy XV's development. Back in February 2015 XPEC revealed that the company was working on "the latter half of the game design" for the game and that the nature of the work had to be kept confidential.

Due to LinkedIn's locking down of caching, we cannot verify that the profile had the Knack II credit on there. We've reached out to Sony for comment on this and will update accordingly if they get back to us.

[Source: NeoGAF]


Our Take
A sequel to Knack, if there is one in the works, might initially seem like an odd choice given the game received a lukewarm critical reception. However, Knack is still associated pretty strongly with the PlayStation 4 given that it was a launch title for the console and was directed by Mark Cerny.

In addition to leading development on the game, he was lead architect for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. It wouldn't be that strange to see Sony turning the game into a series as a way to improve its reputation while also trying to catch the attention of a younger audience again with a colorful platformer.