Last week’s news that Revival’s development has been indefinitely suspended was a pretty big downer for MMO players already bummed over EverQuest Next’s cancellation. They were both still in my top handful of games I was watching closely, Revival specifically because it was playing with unique mechanics revolving around taboo topics that are genuinely mature and not just “M for immature.”
But there’s a silver lining: Illfonic’s leads hinted that they weren’t giving up, that work would continue without pay and that they were trying to find some other way to get the game made.
In this climate, though, I have to wonder whether now is even the right time. I’d like to see it happen, to see the game be picked up by another publisher or otherwise crowdfunded, but can it happen? What do you think are Revival’s chances of… revival?