New World, the studio behind Insurgency and the upcoming Insurgency: Sandtsorm, just announced in a forum post written by lead designer Michael Tsarouhas that their creative director Andrew Spearin has left the company to pursue other opportunities. They also announced some changes to the game, which was slated for release last year, but has since been postponed.
"As a team we have decided to make some shifts in the direction of Insurgency: Sandstorm. To start, the single-player and cooperative story has been canceled for release, and will be considered again at a later date," Tsarouhas writes. "This is due to its high production requirements and our commitment to deliver to our fans in 2018. The story was a very exciting and new opportunity for us as a team, but we felt we had to make a choice. At this moment it's more important to us that we deliver a full multiplayer and coop experience that improves on Insurgency; one that is true to our style and what we feel we do best. We know to some of you this decision may be unexpected, and we're sad to share this news, but this was a shift our team felt we needed to make."
A closed alpha for the game is coming soon, and you can sign up here if you're interested. Are you sad to see single-player and cooperative story go?
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