Digital Extremes’ The Amazing Eternals was canceled because of LawBreakers and Warframe

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The cancelation of The Amazing Eternals was a harsh blow to anyone expecting another quality free-to-play game coming from Digital Extremes, a beloved studio that is doing just fine because of Warframe, and mostly because of how they treat Warframe players.

But sooner or later, we all need a plan B and that was The Amazing Eternals, a hero shooter with card game elements that was looking good, but still needed a lot of work. Suddenly, during the closed beta, this game was canceled. This decision was first attributed to the “extremely crowded and surprisingly unforgiving” market, but now Meridith Braun, Vice-President of Publishing at Digital Extremes, is back with a more in-depth look at this.

Speaking to PCGamesN, Meridith Braun said that “A lot of things were converging at the same time then and what we realised was that it was the right game at the wrong time.” Digital Extremes saw LawBreakers doing poorly, “and it was a fantastic game, so that was sad.” This was around the time when The Amazing Eternals entered closed beta, and with the incoming Plains of Eidolon update, Warframe's numbers pretty much doubled, and the studio decided that they should put those resources back into Warframe, leading to the demise of the upcoming shooter.

When asked about developing a new game (Survived By is only being published by Digital Extremes, but developed by Human Head Studios), Meridith Braun said “I think we’ll try again, but I don’t know when.” This can be seen as both good and bad news at the same time; good for Warframe players who prefer that the studio focuses on this awesome sci-fi shooter, and bad for the others who would like a second, different game from these talented developers. Meanwhile, Digital Extremes is working on the second open world expansion for Warframe, called Fortuna, as well as on the space dogfighting update Codename: Railjack.

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