Well, it’s a sad day to be an Evil Dead fan, especially so if you only own a Switch. You might be familiar with Evil Dead: The Game, a co-operative online horror game in the vein of Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th. In a recent statement, developer Saber Interactive confirmed that it’s stopping production on new content for the title and that the Evil Dead: The Game Switch port is sadly canceled. It won’t be making it into our list of the best horror games after all.
It’s certainly sad to see, as Evil Dead: The Game seems to be something of a hit with fans, but hasn’t picked up enough of an audience since its release in May 2022 to justify the developer’s continued support. Saber posted the statement on Twitter, and the company also mentions that it will “keep the servers up for the foreseeable future and address any major issues that arise.”
Kudos to Saber Interactive for taking a gamble on such a beloved series, but perhaps the pull of the Evil Dead franchise isn’t what it once was. Plus, titles like Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th came out years ago and have already built up quite a sizable and committed audience. We can’t help but feel this might have been better served as just additional content for Dead by Daylight, Ash is already in the game, so the opportunity for a collaboration was certainly there. If you do decide to pick up DbD instead of Evil Dead, be sure to check out our guide on Dead by Daylight codes.
If you’re a Switch owner and want to torture yourself, or perhaps you want to dive into Evil Dead on other consoles before it’s gone, you can check out the full Evil Dead: The Game trailer below.
Well then, Evil Dead fans, unless Saber resurrects the game with the Necronomicon, that’s all we have on the Evil Dead: The Game Switch port. If you do want to dive into some spooky games, be sure to check out our guide to the best alien games on Switch and mobile.