The Earthbreakers release date has been indefinitely delayed by Petroglyph, but the game isn't canceled just yet — the company has gotten an offer for a new project that it just can't pass up.
Earthbreakers looks like a pretty cool game that blends first-person shooter and real-time strategy mechanics. This team-based PvP game has factions battling over the resources of a broken Earth, building a base while attempting to harvest rare resources for their faction.
There are quite a few similar shooters and game modes, but Earthbreakers steps things up a bit with RTS-like elements. Your team can actually build out its base with a purchase system and the structures you build can unlock new character classes, vehicles, or upgrades.
Only a handful of games have attempted to do this kind of gameplay, most notably Natural Selection 2 and Eximius:Seize the Frontline. Earthbreakers looks like it could fill an underserved and interesting niche, but we're going to have to be waiting a little while longer to play it.
"Everyone at Petroglyph sincerely appreciates all of your support and enthusiasm for Earthbreakers. Since starting this project last year we have been approached by a publisher to work on an exciting new game that has required all our available resources, including the majority of the Earthbreakers team," read a Steam Community news post from Petroglyph. "This means that for now, we need to place Earthbreakers on hold while we focus our full attention in making this new project as great as it can be. We still believe in Earthbreakers and will keep you [apprised] as to when we will resume development."
When is the New Earthbreakers Release Date?
Unfortunately, the new Earthbreakers release date has not yet been announced by Petroglyph. As they've stated on Steam, all of their resources are being put towards this new project from a publisher. That means that development on Earthbreakers has essentially stopped for now.
We'll have to wait and see what mysterious project Petroglyph is cooking up in partnership with a new publisher. In the meantime, you can add Earthbreakers to your wishlist on Steam and hope that you won't have to wait too long to actually play it.
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