In the most confusing the shocking news, Pixelbionic, which raised $63,120 of the requested $650,000 within the first eight days of MotorGun‘s campaign has announced the cancellation of their Kickstarter campaign. The post-apocalyptic team-based car combat game on which God of War creator David Jaffe and Interstate ’76 creator Zack Norman were serving as creative advisors was targeted for release on PC, Mac and PS4 next October. So why would this occur?
Announced on Pixelbionic’s website they stated the following,
Kickstarter is a harsh mistress. Lots of projects are pitched to the community and sometimes they resonate and sometimes they don’t. In this case, what we were pitching wasn’t exactly what you guys wanted. So, as a result we’re making the tough decision to not drag it out, and we’re going to cancel the campaign and start working to reformulate it.
Pixelbionic also wanted it’s fans to know,
We are profoundly grateful to our fans. You guys are why Kickstarter works so well and when you spoke we listened and we learned. We made changes and the numbers went up, but not enough. We’re going to change our pitch and change the game, so keep talking, we’re still listening!
Even though their Kickstarter campaign is cancelled, this doesn’t spell the end of MotorGun. Pixelbionic reassured its fans, they will reformulate their designs and Kickstarter plans. The resurrection of MotorGun will be a community project, taking input from the fans via their forums, regarding the next phase. Don’t worry, if you happen to be one of the 766 backers, since the game was cancelled you will not be charged.
Only time can tell what Pixelbionic has a in store for us. Here’s hoping MotorGun will be available to us all one day.