The Tomorrow Kids was shut down not lengthy after its launch in 2016 however, 5 years later, director Dylan Cuthbert is making an attempt to regain the rights to the misplaced PlayStation unique within the hopes of a re-release.
The Tomorrow Kids is a Soviet-inflected multiplayer expertise that Cuthbert has in comparison with the likes of Animal Crossing and Dying Stranding – it acquired a combined reception upon launch however constructed up a cult following. Sadly for developer Q-Video games, it was shut down solely only a 12 months after launch due to server working prices – and on account of its online-only nature, it has been completely unplayable since.
In an IGN Japan video to have fun the sport’s fifth anniversary, Cuthbert performed by way of a developer construct of the sport, and responded to requests from followers for the sport to be re-released – one thing he likes the thought of, in principle:
“Sadly, proper now the IP is Sony’s, actually. So I am going to hold making an attempt to get the IP again, and if I do get the IP again, then I am going to undoubtedly take into consideration methods to type of relaunch it however with out a server, I feel. As a result of it was the working prices of the server that introduced it down, if it did not have that we in all probability simply may have left it working and other people may have saved taking part in it, proper?”
Cuthbert additionally addressed the oddity, and unhappiness, of getting made an entire sport that, for all intents and functions, now not exists exterior of developer builds:
“I do not like having a sport I made lacking, folks cannot play it. […] Particularly one as fairly and fascinating and wealthy as The Tomorrow Kids – it simply feels improper to not be capable to play it, you already know? It is nice having the ability to play it now like this, and are available again into the world. The folks across the workplace taking part in it now, they’re similar to, ‘Oh we will play it once more?’ It is nice enjoyable, you already know? We’re all excited to have the ability to simply get this outdated construct working like this.”
As for the feasibility of getting the rights again from Sony, Cuthbert is not positive at this level: “Hopefully, in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later, possibly we will get the IP again and attempt to work out what to do from there. We do not know something but.”
Cuthbert made his title at Nintendo, serving to program the unique Star Fox, earlier than finally founding Q-Video games in 2001. Most notable for its PixelJunk collection, Q-Video games created The Tomorrow Kids for Sony in 2016, but it surely marked the final PlayStation unique the corporate labored on.
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