Studio CEO says the project was put on hold after a license was attached to it

Aionguard shelved

Swedish studio Avalanche has cancelled ongoing development of its promising adventure title Aionguard.

The group’s CEO, Christofer Sundberg, told Develop he hopes work on the project will resume at some point in the future, but said that no plan or timeline was currently in place.

“Aionguard it… it took a strange direction. We attached a licence to it and changed the whole game,” Sundberg said.

“We’ll continue to talk to publishers about it and hopefully one day we’ll work on it again,” he added. “We’ll see what happens with it.”

Sundberg revealed last week that Avalanche has dedicated most of its workforce on a new and unannounced project – as a handful of staff remain on the near-finished Just Cause 2 project.

“What happened I think with Aionguard is that it wasn’t the time for a new IP,” Sundberg added, suggesting that Avalanche’s next project will be based on an established IP.

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