After Recent Reddit AMA Precursor Games Abruptly Pulls The Plug On Kickstarter
Precursor Games have decided to cancel it’s parallel crowdfunding efforts for Shadow of the Eternals. If you’re unfamiliar with this situation I suggest reading up on my editorial piece from when the campaign first launched. Between the Precursor private Paypal and Kickstarter sanctioned funding efforts Shadow of the Eternals raised less than 300K of it’s 1.5 million dollar goal. This was by and large due to Precursor being comprised almost entirely of former Silicon Knights employees (including Denis Dyack).
This news comes on the heels of Shawn Jackson’s (COO Precursor) Reddit AMA session where he assured fans, backers, and skeptics that everything was on the up and up. In an update on the projects Kickstarter page Precursor’s CEO, Paul Caporicci cites “a host of a new exciting opportunities that will make the game better than we envisioned.” as the reason for temporarily cancelling the funding effort.
Precursor had been under a heavy amount of scrutiny since launching the dual funding campaigns, and it seems to have caught up with the team.
We have sent out to Precursor for further comment on the matter and will update if/when we receive word.
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