With the multiplayer shooter Hyenas, developer Creative Assembly stepped outside its comfort zone. A step they already managed to take successfully in Alien: Isolation, if you ask us. Also Hyenas layman to be a very nice experience… But we’ll never get to play the end result. The game was recently released cancelled.
Haruki Satomi of publisher SEGA has now attended a briefing with financial results let us know that it was too uncertain whether Hyenas would have the right quality to continue playing in the – admittedly very competitive – genre of the online multiplayer game for a long time. Hence the decision to cancel the title, despite the advanced state of production.
Now Creative Assembly will focus again on the genre that made it big: RTS. In other words, cobbler stick to your last. It’s a shame in a way, although it does mean that we can expect strong strategy games from the grandmaster again in the long run. As usual, we look forward to what the future will bring.
“To put it simply, Creative Assembly was good at offline games in the RTS genre, but they took on the challenge of developing Hyenas, an online game in the FPS genre.”
“However, although the game itself was good, we decided to cancel the development of Hyenas because we did not think it would reach a quality that would satisfy our users when we considered whether we could really operate this as a competitive online game for a long period of time.”
Release date: Not available
Developer: Creative Assembly