Having revealed title just earlier this year, Paradox has scrapped PC and console RPG Runemaster.
After much internal debate we have made the decision to freeze development of the project until further notice and move the development team working on it to other projects within Paradox Development Studio,” COO Susana Meza Graham said.
This was not an easy decision to make - Runemaster was a very ambitious project for us, and the team working on it brought all of their passion, dedication, and talent to the table. Despite our best efforts and a couple of re-scopes, Runemaster in its current form was unable to live up to the standards we set for ourselves here at Paradox.”
The work already done on the title may not be lost, however, and the studio says it doesn't expect to lay off any staff.
Runemaster was a different type of game for us, and even though we were not able to fully realize our vision for it, we will take the lessons we learned to heart as we move forward with new endeavours,” Meza Graham added.
We will also look into how we can re-use the best parts of the game in other ways. Our aim is to let all the talented developers who worked on the project to remain with Paradox Development Studio and bring their expertise to the other great games currently in development.”
The game was a little different from Paradox's normal strategy titles, and expectations had been raised following the reveal of a PS4 port at Gamescom.