Amazon Game Studios, which announced its mythological sports brawler Breakaway back in 2016, has now reported that development has been suspended on the game. In a post to Breakaway‘s official subreddit, one of the game’s developers broke news of its cancelation.
“We wanted to update you on the development of Breakaway,” they wrote. “Since our last announcement, we have worked to implement community feedback and iterate on Breakaway’s core gameplay. While we have developed many ideas and made a lot of progress, we are also setting a very high bar for ourselves. In spite of our efforts, we didn’t achieve the breakthrough that made the game what we all hoped it could be. After a lot of soul searching, the team decided to focus on new ideas. As a result, Breakaway is no longer in active development.”
The post did suggest that the game might be revisited if the team ever did get ideas for the aforementioned breakthrough they sought. Nevertheless, it’s safe to assume that for the foreseeable future, Breakaway has been discontinued.
“We remain exceptionally proud of the team’s work, and feel privileged to have been a part of such a dedicated and enthusiastic community,” the team added in its post. “We will reach out to this channel as soon as we have news to share regarding our new projects, and if a thunderbolt of inspiration strikes that leads us back to Breakaway, you’ll be the first to know.”