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    Spiritual Successor

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    When a developer creates a game that could be perceived as a new instalment in an existing franchise that they've worked on before, but doesn't share the same name due to licensing issues or other reasons, it's called a spiritual successor.

    Short summary describing this concept.

    Spiritual Successor last edited by Mopopolis on 01/04/22 11:38AM View full history

    Overview

    Note that this concept does not include games that are simply similar to other games. A spiritual successor is usually from the developers of the original game - often the impetus for a spiritual successor has to do with licensing issues.

    Successors - Originals (A-Z)

    BioShock, spiritual successor of System Shock 2.
    BioShock, spiritual successor of System Shock 2.
    Child of Eden, spiritual successor of Rez.
    Child of Eden, spiritual successor of Rez.
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