Well, this is sure to put frowns on some people’s faces. The Kickstarter for Police Warfare, originally developed by Elastic Games, has been canceled. The project raised $25,025 of the sought-after $325,000 from 784 different backers before its Kickstarter was cancelled. Elastic Games released an update on the Kickstarter, thanking fans “for the incredible response to the game.” In addition, ”We’re shutting down the Kickstarter account but this is by no means the end of Police Warfare. News will be coming.”
At first solely a concept pitch, Police Warfare is essentially a 32-player cops vs. robbers warzone set in Los Angeles. Elastic Games, an independent development house, is developing the game. Composed of former Ubisoft, Epic Games, Activision, and Electronic Arts employees, the studio is headed by producer Shawn Wallace and lead game designer James Wearing. The team certainly has a pedigree, with members previously working on Crysis and Crysis 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Assassin’s Creed 2 and the upcoming Far Cry 3. Originally, the team was looking for $325,000 to complete the project. It was initially billed as a PC-exclusive, though Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions were never ruled out.
As soon as more information is revealed about Police Warfare, we will provide an update.