Developer Precursor Games has temporarily suspended both of their crowd-funding campaigns for the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Shadow of the Eternals. Despite over a decade’s worth of fans asking Silicon Knights for a sequel, the campaign’s success didn’t look very likely. They’re planning on refunding everyone who donated to the campaign held on their website (those who invested in the Kickstarter won’t be charged anything). Precursor plans on continuing work on the game so they can return with “a host of a new exciting opportunities” in a few weeks.
Read on for a message from Precursor CEO Paul Caporicci as to why they made this decision.
To our community,
Since we announced this Kickstarter campaign we have seen more support from our community than we had ever hoped for. Along with this support has come a host of a new exciting opportunities that will make the game better than we envisioned. As a result, we have chosen to temporarily take down the Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunding campaigns on both Kickstarter and our own website on Thursday, June 6.
This doesn’t mean we are going away — far from it. We’ll be re-launching the Kickstarter in just a few short weeks with a reveal of these exciting new developments.
As we’re closing the current Kickstarter campaign not a single dime from this campaign will be removed from supporters’ accounts and everyone from our website’s crowdfunding campaign will receive full refunds via PayPal. As we re-tool our campaign and continue development, the forums on our site will remain open and active and any interested fans can still join the ‘Order of the Unseen’ to see our progress and join in the fun of creating content for the game themselves.
We want to thank everyone who has participated, volunteered, and spoken up to support us. You are our community and we value you more than you know. Stay tuned and we’ll be back soon!
— Paul Caporicci + Precursor team