Shadows of the Eternals
has experienced its latest setback.
First, Precursor Games said it wouldn't be doing a Kickstarter
for its crowdsourced, Denis Dyack-driven, Eternal Darkness
successor Shadow of the Eternals
. Then it made one
. Next, rumors began circulating about the relationship between Precursor and Dyack's all-but-liquidated Silicon Knights studio
. Precursor attempted to clarify
Then doubts resurfaced concerning this 2012 Kotaku article
. Precursor and Dyack sought to put the matter to bed
. Then Precursor was asked what would happen to the game if its ambitious funding target was not met. Precursor answered
that Shadow of the Eternals
would likely not see the light of day.
Now the latest wrinkle in what has been, from its inception, a very troubled public funding campaign: Precursor has opted to freeze its Shadow of the Eternals
Kickstarter, after failing to reach even one-tenth of its $1.35 million funding goal.
In an open letter to backers
, Precursor's Paul Caporicci said the funding drive had seen "more support from our community than we had ever hoped for" and announced that it would be "re-launching" its funding campaign at an unspecified later date.
Current Kickstarter backers will not be charged and those who donated directly on Precursor's site through PayPal have been promised full refunds.
"We want to thank everyone who has participated, volunteered, and spoken up to support us," said Caporicci.