After failing to reach its funding goal, Precursor’s spiritual successor falls by the wayside.
Precursor Games hasn’t had the best year thus far. In between controversies with the founding of the studio which involved former Silicon Knights founder Dennis Dyack, an ugly arrest of co-founder Ken McCulloch on account of possessing child pornography, the canceling of its crowd-funding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals and subsequent relaunch of the same, the studio has now revealed that the game is going on a hiatus. The Eternal Darkness spiritual sequel failed to reach its second funding goal of $750,000 on Kickstarter.
In a post on Precursor’s forums, Dyack stated that “For those who are not aware, we all worked on this project as a labor of love and self financed 100 per cent of everything for a over 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.”
“Is the project dead? No, but we feel it needs a rest. We have all agreed as a group that when and if the time is right we will get together and start it up again. Keep your head high everyone and remember what we have accomplished together.”
Anyone bummed that we’ll have to continue waiting for a follow-up to Eternal Darkness or did it seem too good to be true from the start? Let us know in the comments.