VOID Interactive, the game studio responsible for developing tactical first-person shooter Ready or Not, announced the separation from the publisher Team 17.
Unfortunately, it is unclear what caused the cut off ties between business partners, but the developers thanked the company for its support and wished them all the best.
The NME publication suggests that the rejection of the project by the publisher could have been provoked by a mission with a school shooting, the presence of which in the game was indirectly confirmed by the developers themselves.
VOID Interactive and Team17 have mutually agreed that Team17 will no longer publish Ready or Not. We are confident that this is the right path for the future of Ready or Not, and we thank Team17 for their partnership and wish them great success with their spectrum of games!
Previously, VOID Interactive said the game should stay in Early Access for about a year. The current status corresponds to a late alpha version of the game. The purchase in Early Access also gives access to the beta, which is supposed to start at an unspecified later date. In these 12 months, at least five more levels should appear, as well as new weapons and UI improvements. In addition, the PvP multiplayer is to be added.
Worth mentioning that Ready or Not has recently become available on Steam as part of Early Access. The FPS itself is dedicated to the harsh everyday life of the police Special Weapons and Tactics unit. Currently, the game has 96% positive reviews.