Back in February of 2012, a very cool video of what people presumed to be a fake game, Police Warfare, made the rounds on YouTube and generated a lot of buzz. Then a few days ago in April, it was revealed that the game was in fact REAL, placing a Call of Duty-esque multiplayer spin on cops and robbers. A new company, Elastic Games, formed by industry veterans that had worked on titles such as Gears Of War, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, Crysis, and Killzone 2, had started a KickStarter campaign to generate funds necessary to make their new game.
Then about one hour ago as of this writing, the project was suddenly canceled. In their second update on the KickStarter page, it said:
…and that’s it.
I for one am very shocked and surprised about this! This campaign had a lot of promise going and was en route to make its goal. But what happened? Could some of the theories and rumors I’ve been hearing be true?! Did Elastic Games use KickStarter as a sort of marketing gimmick? Did Police Warfare have a publisher all along that wanted to see how well it would do on KickStarter before agreeing to pick it up? Just what happened? What led to this decision?
I for one am eager to find out and will update everyone as soon as more information is obtained. Stay tuned.
Source: Police Warfare KickStarter Page