After failed Kickstarter, the studio is exploring its options
Shadows of the Eternals, the planned spiritual successor to the seminal GameCube horror game classic, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, has failed to meet its crowdfunding goals on the website Kickstarter. A lot of reasons are being floated for this rare high profile Kickstarter failure, everything from the original game being a niche hit with not a whole lot of mainstream appeal, to Dyack’s involvement in the game, especially so soon after his role in the Silicon Knights debacle.
On their Kickstarter page, Precurson have now posted an update regarding the game’s future:
‘After we take a one week break, we will be upgrading the forum software to help improve the experience of our community. The Order forums will remain open for all those who have pledged on the Kickstarter for the next few weeks.
It is unfortunate that we were unable to crowd-fund this project at this time, but we have not given up. We intend to pursue other avenues with the ultimate goal of having our games come to fruition. Please feel free to migrate over to our Community Forums at www.precursorgames.com/forums, as we will be keeping our forums open for people to enjoy and discuss everything Precursor Games.’
It sounds like they do not intend to try crowdfunding the game again, and they might explore some other options. Maybe some deals with some publishers might be a good idea, although again, this game would be a fundamentally risky project.
Shadows of the Eternals is slated for release once it begins (and finishes) development on PC, Wii U, and PlayStation 4.