Digital Extremes halts development on The Amazing Eternals
“After many discussions internally on the state of The Amazing Eternals, we have decided to hit the pause button on development at this time. This decision didn’t come lightly. We worked hard to make a game that we are proud to say was shaping up to have great potential. However, we took an honest look at the current gaming landscape and how the game was performing in Closed Beta. Unfortunately, the game wasn’t attracting players fast enough to support a viable matchmaking player base with the current game design direction, which is the lifeblood of this type of game. So, with heavy hearts, we’re taking a step back to reevaluate the design and may revisit our intrepid heroes in the future.”
Refunds for those who purchased founder packs will be granted beginning today; the servers will stay up until November 2nd.
The game, originally codenamed Keystone, has been in development since at least 2015 as a retro-pulp shooter/card game hybrid. MOP’s MJ positively fell in love with it at PAX, where its retro booth stole the show.
There’s little need to worry about the studio itself, however; its chief game, the four-year-old Warframe, just set another concurrency record.