Alice: Madness Returns 'may be our last box product' - McGee

Designer wants to focus 'exclusively on free-to-play PC games'

"Alice may be the last retail box product that we do for some time," Alice overlord American McGee has told CVG.

Asked in a recent interview what his studio, Spicy Horse is planning for the next couple of years, McGee revealed his intentions to focus on free-to-play PC titles, and possibly handheld platforms, after Madness Returns' release.


"I think the handheld market in general, and especially the Android environment, is a real boon to the industry and to developers and consumers and I think it's going to open up a lot more possibility for very creative, exploratory ideas around gaming and around social platforms and the mobile platforms all linked together," he said.

"I think it's really awesome. It's actually where we're pushing our studio to go next. PC online, you know, multiplayer games and also mobile as a function of that.

"Alice may be the last retail box product that we do for some time but for the next couple of years we're going to focus very exclusively on free-to-play PC downloadable games and then also push those other mobile platforms."

McGee did, however, confirm that he has plans for Alice 3 should EA choose to make it.

Have a read if you haven't already and look out for our full American McGee interview over Easter.