Shadow of the Eternals Development Officially On Hold

The ambitious "spiritual successor" to Eternal Darkness, Shadow of the Eternals, has officially been put on hold.

Shadow of the Eternals - a game said to be the "spiritual successor" to the amazing Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, has seen its fair share of ups and downs. From starting off with a confusingly ambitious crowd-funding campaign to cancelling it and laterstarting another with a lower funding goal, the developers at Precursor Games still could not garner enough interest in the game to reach full funding.

Despite not reaching their goals they still decided to continue development of the game with plans to release it on the Wii U and PlayStation 4. They also even managed to gather enough interest to have the game Greenlit on Steam, however it was recently announced that the project has officially been put "on hold."

The announcement was made by Denis Dyack, Chief Creative Officer of Precursor Games, on their official forums:

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to put the Shadow of the Eternals project on hold. We are very happy with what we have accomplished both as a group and with the community. The community has blown us away and was the one thing that kept us going through it all - we cannot thank you enough.

Many of us will be taking a break. For those who are not aware, we all worked on this project as a labor of love and self financed 100% of everything for a over [sic] a year to try to make Shadow of the Eternals a reality. Although we did not succeed on doing this, we succeeded in making many friends and starting something that we hope provided value for those involved. We have no regrets.

He also went on to say that the project isn't dead, but rather: "We feel it needs a rest too. We have all agreed as a group that when and if the time is right we will get together and start it up again."

While it would be nice to see the game come to fruition, it seems like fans will have to wait. How long remains a mystery, but in the meantime they at least have Eternal Darkness to satiate their hunger for a little while.

What do you think? Are you sad to see that it's been put on the shelf? Did you fund the campaign despite all the controversy around it? Let me know in the comments below!

Published Oct. 1st 2013
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