Shadow of the Eternals, Precursor Games’ spiritual successor to Silicon Knights’ Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, has failed to reach its funding goal on Kickstarter.
The final hours of last Friday’s deadline did not help Precursor at all, as they only raised $323,950; the goal was to raise $750,000.
Ever since Precursor announced the campaign for Shadow of the Eternals in May, the journey has been quite rocky; much to the point the trials and tribulations Precursor experienced implicitly foreshadowed the game’s demise. Crowdfunding campaigns were launched on both Precursor’s official website and Kickstarter page, in hopes to reach funds well over $1 million.
In June, the campaign for Shadow of the Eternals was temporarily halted. Shawn Jackson, Precursor’s chief operating officer, revealed on Reddit the chances of Shadow of the Eternals’ development would be unlikely if the funding goal of $1,350,000 is not realized.
Precursor revamped the campaign for Shadow of the Eternals in July; this time, the funding goal was lowered from $1,350,000 to $750,000. There is also a crowdfunding campaign on Steam Greenlight (though it might be at risk for cancellation).
But despite the plight, Precursor was unable to make Shadow of the Eternals a reality.
“We here at Precursor Games would like to thank everyone who were involved in supporting, developing and promoting Shadow of the Eternals and its Kickstarter campaign,” Precursor wrote on the project’s Kickstarter update. “It’s unfortunate that we were unable to crowd-fund [sic] this project at the time, but we have not given up. We intend to pursue other avenues with the ultimate goal of having our games come to fruition.”
Shadow of the Eternals was slated for a 2014 release for the Wii U, Windows PC and PlayStation 4.