A tweet reportedly posted by the Panzer Dragoon Voyage Document Twitter account has said that the sport has been cancelled and that its producer, Haruto Watanabe, has died. However this stunning information has since been reported to be false, leaving the way forward for the sport unclear.
As reported by VGC, the now-deleted tweet claimed that the VR model of Panzer Dragoon was set to be cancelled as a result of demise of the sport’s producer Haruto Watanabe.
“Panzer Dragoon Voyage Document has been cancelled as a result of cancellation of the contract by Sega and the demise of the producer, Haruto Watanabe, CEO of Wildman Inc. Thanks in your assist,” said two variations of the tweet, one in English and one other in Japanese.
Each variations of the tweet have since been faraway from the social media platform. In keeping with VGC, plenty of individuals have confirmed that the producer is alive. “I went to the Wildman workplace and may verify he is protected. A whole lot of buddies are gathering,” stated one consumer on Twitter.
With no official assertion or clarification from developer Wildman Inc or writer Sega, it is at the moment unclear as to what the standing of Panzer Dragoon VR is.
Panzer Dragoon VR was first introduced final March, twenty-five years after the collection first debuted in Japan. Whereas it is identified that it’s a rework of Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, and Panzer Dragoon Saga with new graphics for contemporary VR headsets, little has been shared in regards to the sport since its preliminary reveal.
The unique Panzer Dragoon collection was largely identified for its combination of rail-shooter gameplay and dragon-riding when it was launched for the Sega Saturn within the mid-nineties. The final Panzer Dragoon sport to launch to followers got here within the type of a remake developed by Ceaselessly Leisure and MegaPixel for the Nintendo Change. The remake itself got here with visually heightened graphics and a extra modernized management scheme. IGN reviewed the sport and gave it a 6/10 calling it “a neat little arcade shooter that retains issues thrilling for an hour or two.”
Jared Moore is a contract author for IGN. You may observe him on Twitter.