After a year in development, Square Enix has decided to cancel development of online-only game Nosgoth.
It doesn’t look like fans are ever going to get a new Legacy Of Kain game, as multiplayer spin-off Nosgoth is abandoned after a year of being on Steam Early Access.
An online-only action game is probably not what most people wanted anyway, but at least it would’ve been something to keep the franchise alive. But now it’s returned to full dormancy.
‘It has been a pleasure to build this game with your help, but ultimately its audience hasn’t grown enough to sustain ongoing operations,’ says a statement on the official forums.
Nosgoth started life as a more traditional project called Legacy Of Kain: Dead Sun, before the multiplayer component was stripped out and handed over to Rocket League developer Psyonix.
The game will be playable up until May 31, but microtransactions using real money will be stopped immediately and any made after March 1 will be refunded.
There is a sliver of hope that there might one day be a new Legacy Of Kain game though, with the forum post stating that, ‘Any future Legacy of Kain project will be considered independently of Nosgoth and on the merits of the proposals alone.’
There’s also the possibility that Square Enix’s indie development programme The Collective could produce a new game in the series, as happened just this week with Fear Effect.
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