Automaton Games Limited has cancelled its ultra-ambitious battle royale game Mackericks: Proving Grounds due to a lack of funding. You may press “F” to pay respects.
The game studio first announced its plans for the new title in 2017, dubbing it Project X. Mavericks: Proving Grounds promised to have an open world that could support 1000 players at a time, including a battle royale mode that would take up to 400 players with a massive 12km x 12km map. You can only imagine the absolute joyous mayhem that would’ve ensued had the game released. The studio’s website has subsequently been updated to reflect the current situation.
“Please be advised that due to insufficient funding, the development of the Mavericks: Proving Grounds game has now ceased. The joint administrators are in the process of licensing the Deceit game so there will be no change in the live operation and provision of this game.”
Considering the scale that the game was aiming for, news of its cancellation is somewhat disappointing. The game even had an alpha test which took place not so long ago, so this is a bit of a shocker. But to be honest, the battle-royale market is a bit saturated right now, and that’s an egregious understatement.