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Knights of the Chalice 2 on hold
Development Info - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Thu 24 November 2011, 15:26:59Tags: Heroic Fantasy Games; Knights of the Chalice 2
RPGWatch reported yesterday that Heroic Fantasy Games developer Pierre Begue put KotC2 on hold in favor of a so far unannounced RTS game.
Pierre Begue, designer and programmer for Knights of the Chalice, has informed me that he is currently working on an undisclosed RTS game. Both the RTS and FWE are still in the early stages of development. For the time being FWE has been put on hold while he completes the RTS game. Currently there is no deadline for either game.
The silver lining to this is that some of the code for the RTS game will be compatible with FWE. Also it doesn't sound like it will take that long to complete this game. He mentioned that it's easier for him to work on a game that will take a matter of months vs one that will take years.
According to the official forums this is confirmed:
Yes it's true and it allows me to work towards shorter-term goals. IMO it's not such a bad thing for KotC2 because some of the code will be the same.
Well, 2 and a half years went by since the release of KotC and now the sequel is on hold. Doesn't bode well, right? By the way, opting for shorter-term goals (i.e. improving the game step by step, adding an additional race or class, improve the graphics a bit etc and focusing on releasing a new game once or better twice a year - the "Vogel way" which has been proven to be successful, as opposed to planning an epic scope game that will take many years to finish with a full construction set a la NWN to boot!) would have been a cool idea 2,5 years ago.