What happened to the Hired Guns?
About four years ago there was a game in development that I highly anticipated but that never actually got released. The now disbanded software company Psygnosis was about to develop a new 3D version of their 16bit classic Hired Guns.
I remember playing Hired Guns back on Amiga and while the Gameplay wasn’t anything particularly new, the game had a nice and dark futuristic atmosphere with it.
The idea of the sequel was to only take four of the characters of the old version into the game that can be played together as a team and the Gameplay running on the unreal engine should have an impact on strategic team play, not just wild shooting.
I’ve lost Psygnosis’ path then and didn’t knew what happened to stop the developing on this game. Might be that they had to give up when they dissolved.
What makes me wondering is that this nice gaming idea wasn’t sold and continued by someone else!
There’s still a preview existing on ign.com but no information about why the game got discontinued.
If you know more, please feel free to drop a comment on that.