[Update] The release of Awesomenauts could be in jeopardy
Yesterday, we learned that Awesomenauts publisher dtp entertainment was forced to file for Insolvency, which unfortunately put the game at risk of either being delayed or even worse, canceled.
Earlier today, the fate of Awesomenauts was revealed and after a causing a great deal of stress for the developers, this story has a very happy ending. It turns out that the game will in fact launch tomorrow (and Wednesday if you happen to own an Xbox 360) as originally planned.
This news was first made public when the official PlayStation Twitter page sent out the following tweet this afternoon:
The guys from Ronimo also confirmed the release (on both the PS3 and 360) on their Twitter page.
This is certainly a relief. Here's hoping that Awesomenauts brings the great team at Ronimo an "awesome" deal of success.
IGN is reporting that with just a few short days away from its launch on PSN and XBLA, Awesomenauts may have to be permanently shelved.
The game's publisher dtp entertainment has been forced into Insolvency (think of it as bankruptcy) earlier today and might just have to liquidate all of its assets, which puts the future of the anticipated downloadable title in jeopardy.
Ronimo's Jasper Koning was able to comment on the situation, but unfortunately, he confirmed that even the developers don't know what will become of Awesomenauts.
But for now, Koning and the rest of the development team is "working hard to resolve the situation."
This is a damn shame. Not only does Awesomenauts look like a great game, but on a recent episode of Screwin' Around, the Ronimo crew proved to be (pardon the pun) an awesome group of people.
We're hoping that everything will work out and that the game will see a release. Even if it has to be slightly delayed in order to reach some kind of compromise.
Yes, but they said on Screwin' Around when it was being showcased that them porting it over to the PC would depend on their financial status. Given how they're faring right now, unless they get a massive influx of purchases to overcome their debt (and I'm talking similar to Space Pirates and Zombies) a PC port is not likely to happen.
since the code is already made for xbox they could port it to PC easily
I'm glad this is still getting released but this is really sad :( especially sense the developers were cool to play the game with Screw Attack not that long ago.
Well, so much for getting a potential PC release...
That sucks...I really hope everything works out for them as well, I think people will really enjoy awesomenauts.
If the HQ still has this game on whatever Hard Drive, and it sadly ends up not getting released by anyone... uuum they'd have a rare digital only game?! WTF that doesn't even make sense! LOL... though there probably is such a thing... Doc Louis' Punchout on the Wii is sort of a game and kinda can be considered rare?
they might make more if they sale it to an editor... yeah it sucks
It would mean Chad, Sam, Sean and Bryan played a game that never got released!
Are you sure this isn't a publicity stunt to guilt trip us into buying Awesomenauts just to "save the company"...?
This is true. Always a pity to see any company fall, especially when their work will be for naught. The game would have gotten a heap of exposure too, since it was going to be free at launch on PlayStation Plus
odds are because the release of that one game isn't going to pay their debts... and the game/IP is more valuable as an unreleased game as well as well... whoever buys it up & publishes stands to make a tidy profit from minimal investment.
If the game was ready for release this week, why don't their creditors just hold off liquidising their assets until they see what kind of sales revenue they can build from the game?
and jet another dutch indy developer bankrupted and there arent that much game devalopment studios in the netherlands so i dont think there is a big change that we will see somthing from them again but i hope the best
This doesn't make sense to me. If they release the game, wouldn't they hopefully make enough money to not be so in debt? They should at least be given a shot to make their money back, right?
Aw man, this looked so well made. I wish them luck in getting it out to us.
the game looked to be very good and i would've bought it. hope it still gets released!
A damn shame indeed! I hope for the best, as I was looking forward to this game.
I would buy it, looked awsome.
i probably wasnt going to buy it, but it looks awesome! (sorry D:) It must come out!