In case you were looking forward to Amazon’s game, Breakaway, then you’ll be disappointed with the company’s announcement that they are canceling the development for the fantasy sports brawler, which was announced back in 2016. Amazon Game Studios revealed on Reddit that Breakaway is “no longer in development.”
The last update players received from Amazon was way back in October of 2017 when the company announced that the development team of Breakaway is taking a hiatus to overhaul the game and that they will be taking “the time to iterate and evolve Breakaway’s core gameplay.”
Here is Amazon’s official statement regarding the cancellation of Breakaway:
“Since our last announcement, we have worked to implement community feedback and iterate on Breakaway’s core gameplay. While we have developed many ideas and made a lot of progress, we are also setting a very high bar for ourselves. In spite of our efforts, we didn’t achieve the breakthrough that made the game what we all hoped it could be. After a lot of soul-searching, the team decided to focus on new ideas. As a result, Breakaway is no longer in active development.”
Furthermore, Amazon Game Studios said that the team remains proud of the work they have accomplished in the game. However, they will be focusing their attention on future projects and mentioned that “if a thunderbolt of inspiration strikes that leads us back to Breakaway, you’ll be the first to know.”
Although the news is a bit of a downer, especially for those who were looking forward to the game, let’s remember that Amazon is a massive company with near-limitless resources. Given the company’s recent acquisition of Twitch, their intentions to enter the gaming industry is certain, and it is inevitable that Amazon will soon break into mainstream gaming whatever the game may be.
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