As much as I would love to see a sequel )and see what happens to the WEC and the silkencer), I just feel there are too many factors that will screw up the spirit of the original games.
Would the devs feel the need to do something like Bethesda did to Fallout? Turning a 2D isometric role playing game with emphasis on story and dialog and changing it into a 3D FPS with emphasis on blowing shit up isn't a sequel, it's rebranding. Don't get me wrong, I've not played Fallout 3 so I'm not hating on it, but with the huge technology changes and advances in game development as well as market changes over the years, would it still stay true to the original? In Fallout's case, nope.
Speaking of the markets, remember back then gaming was a niche market but it's now a mainstream one which means in order to get the most number of sales, your going to have to appeal to the mass market and classic games aren't products the mass market are interested in. One only needs to look at some AAA titles that essentially hold your hand through the entire game as well see online comments whining about sucky graphics to see the truth of my words.
Even littler things like the FMV sequences, how would they be dealt with? It wouldn't be Crusader without some of the characters returning (especially Colonel Ely who was in both games). Did any one play Star Wars: Jedi Knight and Jedi Outcast? In the first game, FMV was used but in the second, all cut scenes were done using the in game models. Kyle Katarn and Jan Ors transition to the sequel didn't feel right. I felt the first was more Star Warsy. Not only do we have the FMV to in game engine cut scene transition, back then, heroes in games were usually silent. It's going to be odd watching a cut scene where everyone talks except the main character. So now the silencer needs a voice.......which he didn't need before. What to do, what to do?
I would love to see a remake or sequel, but if it's to be done, it won't be by a giant like EA. It will have to be a small group of people who were fans of the originals who won't have profit as their main driving force. Also EA will have be willing to hand over the rights but we know they won't sell for anything less than 100 souls.
Great post here, to be far FMV's would be hard to do unless they go really cheap budget, so I guess more cheesiness would be more entertaining.
I would be all for a sequel/reboot/remake and if they keep it true to the originals (isometric perspective and Robocop like atmosphere) I don't even care if EA makes it. =)
If Tony can't continue on the series maybe he can create some sort of spiritual successor like Death Paladin. =D
Very true except EA has the license and I wonder why no one has got the licence yet since EA is doing nothing with it. To be honest, EA can get a small studio to remake or make a k sequel with most of the soul to the original games.