After being in development for over 20 years, a new RPG released today on Steam — and gamers are decidedly unimpressed.
Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar — which, by the way, is the most RPG name an RPG game has had since D&D — went live on Steam today after one of the longest development cycles in gaming history. The announcement banner on its Steam page leans into its semi-mythical status by saying, “Itz Coming” and “This is not a drill.” Ironically, the date on that banner is three days off from the actual release date, but what’s a few days’ delay after so long?
Let’s take a look at similar runs: Final Fantasy XV was in development for 10 years before it was released last year. Aliens: Colonial Marines? 12 years. Duke Nukem Forever? 15 years. So while it may not stretch the limit of credulity that much — damn. 20 years kinda takes the vaporware cake.
The game has only one developer: Cleve Blakemore. He’s received a fair share of attention and funding, but has not met previous release dates he’s set. In a failed Indiegogo campaign (which still raised almost $11,000), he said:Read More...
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