The people behind the recent surprise announcement the resurrection of defunct Steampunk action game Edge of Twilight have released some new details on their plans for the game, as well as confirming to AusGamers that none of the project's original Australian developers are involved.
As much we like to have the original team to work on Edge of Twilight. Unfortunately we have decide to complete the project with a new team. We have no plan to re-establish our office in Australia currently, but certainly Edge of Twilight is still very much of an Australian made title.
The previous announcement
suggested that development was picked up in 2011 by studios in Japan and Taiwan, and further comments on the game's new Facebook page
indicate that some of Edge of Twilight's original creators had expressed concern about being credited for their efforts, prompting the new PR team to clarify a few things:
To the previous employees of Fuzzyeyes and all previously involved in the development of Edge of Twilight,
We, the new Fuzzyeyes, the Fuzzyeyes with different management and shareholders, are not affiliated with the old Fuzzyeyes. We have decided to renew the development of Edge of Twilight while retaining the name "Fuzzyeyes" for the developer.
That said, we sympathize with those of you worried that you will not be getting credit for your work on the game. We assure you: you will be listed in the credits.
Simon Neech, don't worry about your cameras.
Anyone else with concerns may address them here. But please stop with the negativity and misinformation. We haven't released all the info on the "new" EOT yet.
A new press release reveals that an iOS title "Edge of Twilight - Horizon" is currently awaiting App Store approval, and that an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title is confirmed, with Facebook comments revealing an expected late 2013 launch on the consoles.
In bringing back the once-thought-dead “Edge of Twilight,” Fuzzyeyes has garnered a remarkably supportive reaction from fans of the project. To give back to the fans, Fuzzyeyes is designating “Edge of Twilight – Horizon” a free game in the App Store. Players of “Edge of Twilight – Horizon” will gain access to production news about and new screenshots of “Edge of Twilight” for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. New announcements and trailers regarding “Edge of Twilight” will also flow through the “Edge of Twilight – Horizon” app to keep fans up-to-date.
The difficult English in the new team's PR statements is certainly cause for apprehension, but we'll reserve judgement until we see the game itself.
More details on Edge of Twilight can be found in this earlier report
on the game's revival.