SEGA has canned the in-development shooter created by Creative Assembly, Hyenas. According to the studio, they weren’t notified of the game’s cancellation until the early hours of yesterday morning (afternoon time in our region).
The space-set shooter was in development at Creative Assembly and even underwent an open beta last month to great success. It would see players run around a space station looting items while fending off opposing teams. If anything, the game had the potential to be something great. Sadly, that will never happen now as SEGA has binned all development on the project.
It gets worse than just a cancelled game. The cancellation of Hyenas has also resulted in major layoffs at Creative Assembly. Of course, SEGA isn’t blaming Hyenas for the disruption at the company. The company claims the cancellation of the game, among other unannounced projects, is due to the “lower profitability of the European region”.
SEGA is simply cutting back. If anything, the company hasn’t had a knockout game in a long time now so this is expected. It is just sad to see projects being canned before they get released to the public and people losing work.
Hyenas was in development for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The game recently hosted a beta which players seemed to enjoy. Sadly, the game also fell into the same “shooter” spectrum as many other recent titles. We don’t know what Creative Assembly will do now or whether or not other projects from the team will be affected.
In a statement from the studio, Creative Assembly says that its commitment to its other projects has not changed. This gives us hope that the studio is still working on more exciting projects.
Following an internal announcement to our employees, please see the below statement: pic.twitter.com/b6LPonVagV
— Creative Assembly (@CAGames) September 28, 2023