Shadow of the Eternals has been indefinitely postponed
Authored by Williams Pelegrin
According to a post on developer Precursor Games’ forum, Shadow of the Eternals, a spiritual successor to cult hit Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, has been indefinitely shelved.
While the studio tried twice to crowd-fund the spiritual successor, both attempts ended up in failure, which could partly be blamed on the lack of transparency that surrounded the game, as well as the game’s controversial director, Denis Dyack. Dyack himself wrote the post, saying that the team will take a break from development for some allotted period of time:
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to put the Shadow of the Eternals project on hold. We are very happy with what we have accomplished both as a group and with the community. The community has blown us away and was the one thing that kept us going through it all – we cannot thank you enough.
Many of us will be taking a break. For those who are not aware, we all worked on this project as a labour of love and self financed 100 per cent of everything for a over a year to try to make Shadow of the Eternals a reality. Although we did not succeed on doing this, we succeeded in making many friends and starting something that we hope provided value for those involved.
However, Dyack did not rule out the possibility of continued development on the project. As such, Shadow of the Eternals is more “indefinitely postponed” than “cancelled”:
Is the project dead? No, but we feel it needs a rest too. We have all agreed as a group that when and if the time is right we will get together and start it up again.