The rumors of Rodeo Games' death have been exaggerated16 Feb 2016 0
Rumors have been flying around the internet that one of our favorite developers is no more. We're speaking of Rodeo Games, the creators of such wonderful titles as Warhammer Quest and last year's Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion. Last week TouchArcade pronounced them dead and buried, but it turns out that might not be the case. I've been trying to contact some of the crew at Rodeo to confirm the rumors, and today I received the following statement from Ben Murch of Rodeo:
Due to inaccurate reports in the press over the last few days and the questions we’ve received regards the future of Rodeo we thought it was best we update everyone to let you know what’s been happening.
As reported some of the team left the studio back in November, after we’d shipped the iOS and PC versions of Deathwatch. Since then the core team have been working on new platforms for Deathwatch, one of which we’ll be announcing shortly!
Despite Deathwatch being the best game we’ve created as a studio and our highest rated metacritic game, the changes in market have meant that we are unable to continue development as we’d initially planned. Coupled with some personal issues within the team, Rodeo Games are currently taking a break from developing any new titles. The team will continue to support our existing titles.
We’d like to thank all our fans, especially those who have followed us since the beginning. We’d also like to say a huge thank you to the Games Workshop team who were kind enough to trust us with their IP and have supported us hugely over the last few years. Without them, we wouldn’t have enjoyed the commercial and critical success of the last 3 years.
We'll announce our plans for future releases at the appropriate time. We intend to carry on making the games we love, for the people who love them.
- Team Rodeo
So, it's not all doom and gloom, although the lack of any new titles on the horizon is a bummer. It's good to know that their existing titles will continue to be supported, and hopefully the development freeze is temporary.