It’s by no means enjoyable to report on a studio closure or sport cancellation, however sadly, that’s what was confirmed by Sq. Enix earlier at this time. Introduced again in 2017, Mission Prelude Rune was an RPG being developed by Studio Istolia. It was a brand new crew headed up by Hideo Baba, whom you may know from his work as producer on the Tales sequence. Sadly, the sport and studio have been cancelled and shut down, as reported by Siliconera earlier at this time.
This comes after the sport’s social media pages had been taken down throughout Twitter and Fb, in addition to their official web site. Baba additionally left Sq. Enix again in March 2019 to “make method for the brand new technology of expertise.”
Mission Prelude Rune seemed like it might have been a enjoyable RPG, despite the fact that we knew little about it. In line with Sq. Enix:
The venture goals to construct a brand new RPG with a brand new fantasy: unfolding throughout an enormous land teeming with life. Nurtured by the earth, the various peoples of this land dare to dream, combating for what’s simply–and that is their story.
It’s unclear what’s going to occur with the entire property and progress made on the canceled title. Typically, a brand new venture can emerge from the ashes of the scrapped sport, or on the very least, components of it might be used in the direction of already present initiatives.
Right here’s what a Sq. Enix spokesperson needed to say:
Following analysis of varied features of Mission Prelude Rune, growth of the title has been canceled. Studio Istolia is now not in operation and we’ve got been taking applicable steps to assign studio workers to different initiatives inside the Sq. Enix Group.
Fortunately, it doesn’t sound like layoffs will probably be a problem, a minimum of based mostly on the assertion above. This all comes after reviews that Sq. Enix has seen a decline in revenue, in line with monetary outcomes.
Whereas we all know a few of what the corporate has within the works, their E3 presentation ought to shine extra gentle on what’s forward for Sq. Enix.