The sequel to Alice Insanity Returns, titled Alice Asylum, has been scrapped by EA in accordance with designer American McGee. The potential action-adventure recreation had been in Patreon-funded limbo for a while, as followers of the cult traditional helped make the design doc ultimately seen by EA a actuality, however the writer has determined to not transfer ahead with the collection, regardless of calling it an “vital” a part of their library.
It’s no secret that recreation designer Amercian McGee has wished to make a sequel to the Alice duology – American McGee’s Alice and Alice: Insanity Returns – for fairly a while. McGee has been engaged on the early phases of this fabled third recreation, Alice: Asylum, for some time too, even going so far as to publish an over-400-page design doc after it was funded by followers of the cult traditional.
McGee has now confirmed that the dream is useless, as writer EA gained’t fund the sport, whereas additionally it additionally refuses the promote or license the collection, calling it an “vital” a part of its library, in accordance with McGee.
“After a number of weeks of overview, EA has come again with a response relating to funding and/or licensing for ‘Alice: Asylum’,” American McGee writes on Patreon. “On the query of funding, they’ve in the end determined to go on the undertaking primarily based on an inside evaluation of the IP, market circumstances, and particulars of the manufacturing proposal.
“On the query of licensing, they replied that ‘Alice’ is a crucial a part of EA’s total recreation catalog, and promoting or licensing it isn’t one thing they’re ready to do proper now.
In keeping with McGee, each the Patreon web page and pre-production of Alice: Asylum will enter hibernation at this stage, as “with these solutions from EA, there is no such thing as a different means ahead with the undertaking.”
After Alice: Insanity Returns was abruptly eliminated and readded to Steam as a consequence of what McGee believed on the time was an harmless mistake, speak of the cult traditional collection’ return has been at an all-time excessive.
McGee additionally makes use of the Patreon publish to spotlight all of the “wonderful artists and designers” who had been funded to assist carry Alice: Asylum to life, however McGee provides that he’s carried out with the collection, and recreation manufacturing on the whole.
“I’ve no different concepts or power left to use towards getting a brand new Alice recreation made,” McGee writes. “Nor do I’ve any curiosity in pursuing new recreation concepts throughout the context of the present atmosphere for recreation improvement.
“If somebody does handle to persuade EA to make ‘Asylum,’ I want to clarify that, from this level ahead, I’ve no want to be concerned with that or some other Alice-related improvement.”
When you can nonetheless try what Alice: Asylum’s narrative define was going to be, this appears to be like to be it for the fantasy recreation. Though Alice: Asylum appears to be like to be misplaced, you’ll be able to try all of the upcoming PC video games of this 12 months and past, and perhaps one thing will fill that void.