Source: Ben Gilbert of Joystiq
Yesterday’s announcement that TNA Impact!: Cross the Line would be heading to DS and PSP by way of SouthPeak Games (a game left over from the collapse of Midway Games) wasn’t exactly a shock to ardent followers of the franchise. The question of whether or not TNA would pursue additional games on current-gen consoles (360/PS3/PC), however, remained up in the air. We spoke with a TNA representative last evening who told Joystiq that the company is “working on a long-term solution” for the development of said games.
“We absolutely want a long-term partner for video games, and it’s super important to TNA to have a long-term partner for games on the current consoles like 360 and PlayStation,” the rep said. And though he admitted (after much prying, in fairness) that development of that next TNA game on 360/PS3 is “kind of open to the market” in terms of a developer/publisher, the company “likes SouthPeak as a partner now” and “would like to continue to work with them.” For now though, SouthPeak will only retain the right to publish the TNA back catalog and the upcoming handheld title.