[OFFICIAL INFORMATION] The future of Runemaster

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Hi everyone,

I have some news to share with you today regarding Runemaster. After much internal debate we have made the decision to freeze development of the project until further notice and move the development team working on it to other projects within Paradox Development Studio.

This was not an easy decision to make - Runemaster was a very ambitious project for us, and the team working on it brought all of their passion, dedication, and talent to the table. Despite our best efforts and a couple of re-scopes, Runemaster in its current form was unable to live up to the standards we set for ourselves here at Paradox.

Runemaster was a different type of game for us, and even though we were not able to fully realize our vision for it, we will take the lessons we learned to heart as we move forward with new endeavors. We will also look into how we can re-use the best parts of the game in other ways.

Our aim is to let all the talented developers who worked on the project to remain with Paradox Development Studio and bring their expertise to the other great games currently in development.

Kind regards

Susana Meza Graham
COO Paradox Interactive

Please keep discussions regarding this subject in this thread

There is to be NO discussion of previously cancelled games in this thread.
 
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That sucks, but most of us saw it coming unfortunately.
 

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This saddens me immensely. I had such great hopes for this game. I assume that frozen is being used euphemistically and I should hold no real hope for a thawing?

Is it at all possible to know where each of the Runemaster Devs are going? Are they being split amongst the other already existing Dev teams or are they just moving as a team onto a different project?
 

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Is it at all possible to know where each of the Runemaster Devs are going? Are they being split amongst the other already existing Dev teams or are they just moving as a team onto a different project?

Its mostly a split among/reinforcing other existing teams
 

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What a shame :sad:
My sympathies to those who worked on it.
I was looking forward to playing it, I love your regulars like EU,HOI,VIC and CK but I really hope this doesnt put you off trying new titles in the future.
 

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This saddens me immensely. I had such great hopes for this game. I assume that frozen is being used euphemistically and I should hold no real hope for a thawing?

Is it at all possible to know where each of the Runemaster Devs are going? Are they being split amongst the other already existing Dev teams or are they just moving as a team onto a different project?

We are all working on different projects now, for example CKII, EUIV and HoI4. I hope we'll be able to work together on another project soon, it was great while it lasted.
 

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Thank you for not having launched an unfinished game. For us customers, it could have been far worse : a paid early access.
Thank you for giving us some feedback.

I really hope you will again try such an experience in the future.
 

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A dark day. I do however have hope that the experience gained will be put to good use, in other games, and in the future if they ever decide to make a new RPG.
 

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Aw, I was looking forward to this. Well, you're the video game developers, you know how this works.
 

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Oooh no...

(Add lot of Finnish curses (if you know any) here)
 

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This was possible, yes. Sadly.

Even if I don't accepted the panic on the other thread (especially with bad compares to non-PDS games).

I hope we will have to chance to see it contuine somewhere in the future. The project looked great.
You failed to see the truth. And look now who was correct, while I enjoy being right usually but this time I wished I was wrong. :(