Amazon may have already canceled Breakaway

    
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Kotaku is reporting that Amazon has “basically canceled” Breakaway, with two sources confirming that the game is over – on “indefinite hiatus,” one said, with the potential to return in another format in the future.

The game was announced by Amazon’s fledgling studio last fall following a drawn-out series of Twitter teases. It was essentially a 4v4 brawler that boasted heavy Twitch integration.

It is not clear whether other in-progress Amazon games — like the MMO sandbox New World or the unnamed game John Smedley’s old Hero’s Song team was picked up to work on — are affected. Kotaku writes that “no layoffs are planned” for Breakaway’s team, in any case.

Source: Kotaku
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Jack Pipsam

It might be a smart move, there’s already so many games in this kind of genre.

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socontrariwise

Please try to buy Skysaga and finish it. Without the recipe grind. PLEASE.
And add procedural mobs as in CHKN and Spore.

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boredlol

Boo! I was actually really looking forward to this :( It looked far more inspired by SWTOR’s Huttball (which I loved), rather than another DOTA/LoL clone.

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thirtymil

Can’t resist…

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Jack Pipsam

That was amazing.

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Melissa McDonald

the MOBA market is saturated out the wazoo, and with monolithic titles that are hard to beat – unless you capture lightning in a bottle like PUBG, and that happens once a decade. I don’t blame them.

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A Dad Supreme

Smart move. Shift the assets to the MMO.

This game is/was going to end up where the rest of them did, competing in an overcrowded market for peanuts.

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Paarthurnax Dragonhearth

To be honest , the game sucked …

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Arktouros

I’m going to go with “Good” because it ended another “me too” game while not seeing anyone fired.

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silverlock

Why put out a 4 vs 4 when big battle royal games are all the rage.

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A Dad Supreme

They started production long before the Battle Royale thing recently took off, to be fair.

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RJB

Meh, Amazon might be lurking and thinking that maybe now is not the time for this game and focus on another ip “shrug”