1047 Games has announced that it is shutting down further development on its free-to-play first-person shooter (FPS). split gate.
In a statement posted on the game’s Twitter account, 1047 Games thanked fans of split gate for his enthusiasm and said that the popularity of the portal-based shooter would not be possible without his support.
He went on to say that the level of success achieved by split gate it was unexpected and the studio also acknowledges that “few” indie games reach such heights. “That early success provided an opportunity to turn what started as a college dorm dream project into an AAA game that could go head-to-head with shooters from the biggest publishers in the industry,” 1047 said, before continuing. saying this has also meant it has been able to recruit “top-tier talent.”
However, with that success, split gate development has become “trying to rework old content and systems that were originally built by a handful of people,” the studio said. 1047 compared the process to “trying to turn a ship into a rocket” while trying to keep the original fanbase happy and increase the game’s scale and scope.
Important announcement from 1047 Games regarding the future of Splitgate: pic.twitter.com/5E0YG1DWQm
— Splitgate (@Splitgate) September 2, 2022
Within the statement, 1047 Games announced that it will now focus on a new game that will be developed in the split gate universe and implement “revolutionary, not evolutionary” changes. The studio confirmed: “It will be a shooter, it will have portals, and it will be built on Unreal Engine 5,” before confirming that it will be free-to-play.
There is limited information available about the new installment, but in an “ask me anything” on Reddit, the creator of split gate and 1047 Games CEO Ian Proulx said lore will be a “much bigger” part of the next game and summed up the goal as “world domination.”
He also stated that the next game is something he has been privately thinking about for almost a year, however the team “officially started the transition to the new game in early July”. The studio’s next game “won’t be released in 2022 or 2023,” with Proulx adding that 1047 Games will “most likely” independently publish the game.
split gate will not go offline and will receive a new battle pass on September 15. Items and progression will not be lost, and as a thank you to the community, 1047 is offering the Battle Pass for free as “thanks for playing.” split gate”.
1047 closed his statement by confirming that split gate it will still receive smaller updates and fixes, and support for the game will remain in place, but the studio’s primary focus is on the “all-new” shooter.
More information on the future development of split gate and the upcoming game can be found in the FAQ section of the game’s website. Here, 1047 has confirmed that split gate it will not be coming to the Epic Games Store as previously planned, nor will it be released on any other platform.
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