Once more the hopes of horror gamers the world over are crushed, as Sabre Interactive announce they will make “no further updates” to Evil Dead: The Game.
This news comes just 16 months after the game initially premiered to rave reviews, and is somewhat of a surprise, given its popularity. Developers have already released several DLC content packs over the game’s brief reign, all of which were greeted with enthusiasm.
Whilst Sabre have confirmed new content for the game will cease, and the planned Nintendo Switch version will not move ahead, the have stressed that the game’s servers will continue to operate.
However, these developments are eerily like the fate of the equally popular Friday the 13th: The Game, and have fans worried. Friday the 13th similarly announced the cessation of any further content whilst the series was involved in a protracted rights battle. Just months later, the game’s servers were discontinued entirely, and the game will soon go offline.
The fear is now that Evil Dead: The Game will soon disappear and fans will once again have to mourn the loss of another brilliant movie franchise adaption. Sadly, only time will tell if this comes to pass.
With this announcement, Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Game remains the only video game adaption of a beloved horror film series actively working on new content. We pray they hang around for a long time, however the track record is starting to look grim.
So long Evil Dead, it sure has been groovy.