A social media post from studio Creative Assembly has revealed that HYENAS will cease development, alongside details that a strategy to deliver redundancies and reallocate staff will take place.
HYENAS was unveiled as a multiplayer extraction shooter in 2022 and has been featured at multiple events and expos, with a closed beta taking place recently. In the game, players team up to steal knick knacks using futuristic gadgets and zero-gravity gameplay. It had a very oddball, bombastic style (seriously, check out the announce trailer) but perhaps wasn’t quite poised to grasp a specific audience.
This all comes alongside reports from the Sega side of things, where profit reports did not paint a very positive picture. The cancellation of HYENAS was made in response to details that suggested a low profitability across Europe as a region, with further unannounced titles also hitting the chopping block.
“The resulting action will be to cancel Hyenas and some unannounced titles under development”
Creative Assemblies is still hard at work at their latest RTS offering Total War: Pharaoh, which is arguably their most impactful series – but many also appreciate the work they did on Alien: Isolation. It’s another day in the volatile space of game development, but we all hope that the future of the studio is not in jeopardy.
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