The Police Warfare Kickstarter has been cancelled without explanation.
After raising just $25,025 of its $325,000 goal, Elastic Games cancelled funding with a short note: "Thank you so much for the incredible response to the game. We're shutting down the kickstarter account but this is by no means the end of Police Warfare. News will be coming."
Police Warfare is a multiplayer first-person shooter made by developers who used to work on the likes of Assassin's Creed 2, Killzone 2 and Grand Theft Auto 4. Elastic likens Police Warfare to Battlefield 1943, "in that it's a small but extremely high quality shooter built for digital download".
Last week Eurogamer interviewed lead designer James Wearing, and asked him how confident he was of eventually reaching the Kickstarter target.
"From the fan feedback it's clear that people want the game," he responded. "I think right now it's about proving to people that we have the capabilities to do it. Conceptually people really like the idea so right now we're just plugging away and trying to do everything we can do to let people know that we're a legit group of people with good credits. We really just want to make a great game for people."
He added that should the Kickstarter drive fail (which has now happened) it's not necessarily game over for the project. "We do have additional financing besides the Kickstarter so everything isn't riding on it.
"We'll see how it goes and re-evaluate if necessary but our plan is to keep plugging forward. We've got a good group of people and have done a lot of work so it wouldn't make sense to throw everything away at this point."