After the news about historical JRPG developer Neverland ceasing its activities and filing for bankruptcy, many wondered what would happen to the Rune Factory franchise. Luckily, there seems to be some sun rays between the stormy clouds.
Rune Factory 4 Producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto posted a message that definitely sounds like hope:
Hello, Hashimoto here.
Are you enjoying Rune Factory 4?
Today I’m allowed to make a comment about the future.
As of now, what title we’ll be releasing in the future is still a secret, but I can tell you that the members of the team are fine.
That’s all I can say for now, but I’d like to thank you for your future support.
Producer, Yoshifumi Hashimoto
Hopefully this means that the development team has already found a new home and is still going to work on the series in the future, but at the very least the sky looks a bit brighter after reading Hashimoto-san’s message.