Do you recall Destiny’s Sword? It’s a tactical MMO that plays like X-Com but has a metagame where players have to also consider their squad’s mental health. We got a look at it at PAX West 2019, and developer 2Dogs Games’ creative director Ken Hall even penned an exclusive dev diary that elaborated on this unique aspect of its game.
If you’ve been following the game on Twitter, you probably noticed an abject and potentially worrying lack of new posts, with the account instead retweeting features from 2019, 2018, and even 2017. Our tipster Hikari, who is a member of the game’s official Discord, saw fit to press the devs about this radio silence. Last week, the devs responded:
“Sorry for being so quiet – we’ve had to contract to make it through COVID and to keep moving forward with the game while continuing to look for an investor/publisher. We’re still here and working, but our outreach team has slowed down significantly, hence the repeated posts and silence from our end. Although we’ve had some delays, Destiny’s Sword is really coming along great, and we hope to reach Alpha at the end of June, Beta in September of this year.”
The reply also pointed to a recently released pre-alpha demo, which highlights the PvP War Mode game loop. So it would seem that things aren’t over for this unique form of MMO; the team is just dealing with a shifting work reality.