Evil Dead: The Game Development Ceases, Nintendo Switch Version Cancelled
In sad news for fans of horror games generally, and Evil Dead: The Game specifically, developer Boss Team Games and publisher Saber Interactive have announced that they will no longer “pursue the development of new content”.
Saber Interactive broke the news to the Evil Dead community in a short message: “Today, we have made the decision not to pursue the development of new content for Evil Dead: The Game. We will keep the servers up for the foreseeable future and address any major issues that arise.” It was also revealed that plans for the Nintendo Switch version of the game had similarly been scrapped.
A Surprising Revelation
It’s been a monstrous year for video games, so you would be forgiven for forgetting that Evil Dead: The Game only launched in February of this year, so this revelation does come as something of a surprise. We quite enjoyed the multiplayer aspect of the title back then, but we haven’t checked back in in a while. Perhaps we weren’t the only ones.
Implications for Horror Game Fans
The cancellation of new content development for Evil Dead: The Game is a blow to horror game enthusiasts, who had high hopes for the title. With no new content being released, the game’s replayability and longevity may be compromised. However, Saber Interactive has assured the community that they will continue to maintain the game’s servers and address any major issues that arise.
Cancelled Nintendo Switch Version
In addition to halting the development of new content, Saber Interactive also announced the cancellation of the Nintendo Switch version of Evil Dead: The Game. This is disappointing news for Switch owners who were eagerly awaiting the opportunity to experience the horror-filled multiplayer gameplay on their preferred console.
Sadly, the decision to discontinue new content development for Evil Dead: The Game and cancel the Nintendo Switch version has left fans with mixed feelings. Many players took to the comments section to express their disappointment and frustration:
- “I can’t believe they’re abandoning the game so soon. This is such a letdown.”
- “I was really looking forward to playing on the Nintendo Switch. It’s a shame they canceled it.”
- “I hope they at least fix any major issues that arise. It would be a shame for the game to become unplayable.”
While the multiplayer scene has not been explicitly discussed, it can be assumed that the player base may dwindle with the lack of new content and the cancellation of the Switch version.
As fans of Evil Dead: The Game come to terms with the sudden end of new content development, it remains to be seen whether another studio or developer will take up the mantle and continue expanding the game in the future. Until then, players can still enjoy the existing content and make the most of the multiplayer experience.