The Amazing Eternals was a promising hero shooter with a great art style and some neat ideas, but alas developer Digital Extremes decided to pull the plug on its development during beta testing. There were, apparently, a couple of reasons behind the decision, but among them was the reception enjoyed (probably not the right word) by Lawbreakers.
"A lot of things were converging at the same time then and what we realised was that it was the right game at the wrong time," VP of publishing Meridith Braun told PCGamesN. "The competitive landscape at that time was pretty hefty. We just saw LawBreakers not do so great, and it was a fantastic game, so that was sad. That happened right when we were starting our closed beta for Amazing Eternals."
It wasn't just Lawbreakers' untimely demise that prompted the decision; a bump in player numbers around a big DLC drop for Warframe also meant an internal reevaluation.
"We weren't seeing the traction we had hoped for in the closed beta, and weighing that against the success of Plains of Eidolon it just made good business sense to pour those resources back into Warframe. It was a hard decision but it was the right decision at that time."
Warframe continues to rumble on, with new content and even a Switch version on the horizon, but that doesn't mean that Digital Extremes is giving up on making new games.
"I think we'll try again," Braun added, "but I don't know when."