[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.