For the past couple of weeks, Campo Santo fans have been worried about the development of the studio's follow-up to Firewatch, titled In the Valley of Gods. Various members of the team took the game out of their Twitter bios, and combined with the fact that not a single word had been heard of the project for a suspiciously long time, people feared that bad news was incoming. Unfortunately, that has been realised as the development of In the Valley of Gods has been put "on hold".
Speaking with Polygon, co-founder Jake Rodkin confirms that the team has split up to work on various projects at Valve, including Half-Life: Alyx. "As we integrated ourselves into Valve it became clear there was a lot of valuable work to be done on Half-Life: Alyx. Some of us starting lending a hand, and have since become full-time on the project as it approaches launch."
Rodkin then goes on to state that former Campo Santo members are also working on Dota Underlords and Steam itself. He doesn't outright confirm that In the Valley of Gods has been cancelled, claiming that it "feels like a project people can and may return to", but you shouldn't expect to hear anything from the game in the near future. If it ever does see the light, it's going to be on PlayStation 5 at this point.
Are you feeling let down by this? Were you hoping In the Valley of Gods would release soon? Share your disappointment in the comments below.
That is quite disappointing. I loved Firewatch. I thought it was a strange match when Valve bought the studio.
Pretty pissed off about this, Firewatch was great and was looking forward to this.
They buy a studio known for a game only to disband them and work on other projects, quite stupid, stuff valve.
These are the clowns who like to issue false copyright strikes against people. I enjoyed Firewatch, but I've no interest in supporting anything they produce in the future.
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