Larian Studios and Logic Artists Put Divinity: Fallen Heroes on Indefinite Hold
Divinity: Fallen Heroes, which was supposed to come out in November, has been put on hold by Larian Studios and Logic Artists.
Public delays are fairly common in the gaming industry, but a developer publically putting an announced game on an indefinite hold is a rarer occurrence. Unfortunately, that is what happened today with Divinity: Fallen Heroes, a strategy game from Larian Studios and Logic Artists.
Larian Studios, the masterminds behind the Divinity series, made the announcement on its forums and on Twitter. “It is with a profound sense of regret that today we announce Divinity: Fallen Heroes has been put on hold, as we fondly celebrate the work done so far,” the post begins. “We’ve been working with Logic Artists for over a year since before the announcement on March 27, 2019. Though enthused by the reception of the announcement and the energy of our fans, we have taken many things into consideration over the course of the last few months, and today we’re ready to talk about its future.”
The game was supposed to come out sometime in November, but Larian Studios explained that “it has become clear to everyone involved that the game will need far greater development time and resources than are available now to bring it to fruition, in a fun and sustainable way.” Larian reiterated that it is still working on Baldur’s Gate 3 for PC and Google Stadia, while Logic Artists is chipping away at games of its own.
All of the parties involved do seem remorseful about putting the game on hold, with Larian stating “We’re sorry for the players excited for Fallen Heroes, who will have to wait an unspecified period of time, but we strongly believe that bringing Fallen Heroes to fans should be done in a timeline that allows it to be developed soundly. We value the work that everyone has put into Fallen Heroes, and though we lament its status as of now, we all agree that there’s a great game in there that will sometime reach the players who await it.” Though the announcement was made by Larian Studios, Logic Artists included a statement on the situation.
In it, the studio confirms that it is not only working on a new entry in the Expeditions series but on a new IP as well. “It’s always sad to put an exciting project on hold, but sometimes the realities of development and release schedules simply assert themselves in ways that are outside anyone’s control. It’s been an incredible honor to work with Larian on their Divinity IP, and everyone at Logic Artists has been blown away by how helpful and welcoming Larian has been throughout the project. There’s no doubt we’ve learned much that will benefit our own projects in the future, and we’ll always be grateful for that experience. As our own team pivots to focus fully on the third installment of the Expeditions series and a new IP of our very own, we wish Larian the best of luck with Baldur’s Gate 3. We can’t wait to play it!” Logic Artists states.
While Divinity: Fallen Heroes is no longer in the pipeline for the foreseeable future, DualShockers will be sure to let you know when more is revealed about Baldur’s Gate III, the new Expeditions game, and Logic Artists’ new IP.