Viking-murdering monster game Darkborn, previously called Project Wight, is on ice

By Kirk McKeand
30 April 2020 13:21 GMT

Battlefield Bad Company 2 lead David Goldfarb has announced that Darkborn, the debut game from Swedish studio The Outsiders, is on ice.

Darkborn was initially announced as Project Wight back in 2016 and was being published under Take-Two’s Private Division label.

It reemerged this time last year in a gameplay trailer with that new name: Darkborn.

“Darkborn is first and foremost a game about being a monster,” Goldfarb said at the time. “Playing it is about experiencing that monstrous quality – in first-person combat, in novel abilities and movement, and even in enemy reactions to you.

“But it’s not traditional in that humans are murderous, cruel enemies bent on your extinction. You yourself are an innocent caught up in a much larger conflict between Powers, the specifics of which become clearer in the course of the game. It’s a classic revenge story, but also a mystery: what happened to the world and your people? Can they be saved?”

It looked pretty cool. Here’s some gameplay:

Watch on YouTube

Goldfarb and his studio announced the game’s cancellation in a tweet:

The Outsiders are now working on “something new. Something awesome.” The announcements says more news will be coming “very soon”. Are those emoji horns?

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