Sat, Aug 28, 2010 | 15:46 BST
Huxley: The Dystopia still alive and kicking
Remember Huxley: The Dystopia? You’d be forgiven if you didn’t, or thought it was either vaporware or canceled.
We thought the later ourselves.
Apparently the sci-fi MMOFPS is alive, and NHN USA has handed back the publishing rights to the game’s developer Webzen.
“Both NHN USA and Webzen are internal divisions of NHN Corporation, and Webzen is currently revamping their international publishing platform,” read a statement on the matter. “As part of this new global program, Webzen intends to self-publish Huxley.
“Our team at NHN USA fully support this decision after serious internal discussions between both divisions.”
Huxley was first announced in February 2005 for retail and as a multiplatform. The game was delayed numerous times, and finally during 2009, NHN USA announced Huxley would instead be released as a free-to-play PC game on its ijji.com web portal.
The game went into closed beta last summer, and that was basically the last thing we here at VG247 headquarters heard about it.
According to BigDownload, who was contacted by NHN regarding the game, NHN has apparently been “working with the development team in Korea to iron out the kinks” in Huxley since the beta ended.
Unsurprisingly, there is still no release date set for the game.