Well, this isn’t what those who kickstarted the ambitious RPG project wanted to hear. Announced over three and a half years ago, Unsung Story was a game with a lot of talent behind it, mostly those who worked on Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrants Story. Unfortunately, it looks like many of these individuals won’t be finalizing the project.
After the many years of development and few updates to their supporters, Playdek has announced they have passed all assets and rights to Little Orbit Games to finish the project.
“Effective immediately publisher/developer Little Orbit has taken over all the rights and assets to Unsung Story from Playdek, and is now the project creator,” Playdek stated in an update. “They believe strongly the game can be an amazing Tactics RPG, and they are excited to carry on and bring Matsuno’s story to life. They will be bringing you project news from this point on to update everyone on their plans for the game.”
The Kickstarter project was only barely able to reach its initial goal of $600,000, so it’s not that huge of a surprise Playdek was unable to fully deliver on their promise. Regardless, backers have already displayed their frustration for the decision.
Whether Unsung Story will be officially published is still to be determined, but it being passed to a new developer instead of being outright cancelled is progress in some form or another.