Back in early June, the tense and spooky title ‘Allison Road’ was cancelled without any kind of reasoning, or without warning. The studio, Lilith in the UK announced the cancelation on Twitter, but only today has Team 17 responded.
Team 17 took up publisher duties on the title, taking it off of Kickstarter where Lilith were relying on funding. For it to then be cancelled was an upset and a bit of a shock. It won fans over with its gameplay trailer after the fallout of P.T and Silent Hills. In Team 17’s not-very-informative statement, the publisher said:
“After a long consideration between Lilith owner Chris Kesler and ourselves, we have reached a mutual agreement to end our collaboration on publishing Allison Road under Team17’s Games label,” the publisher told VG247.
“We love the concept and value Chris talent highly, but sometime things pan out differently than expected as game development and publishing have so many layers of complexity. The whole team here wish all the best to Chris on his current and future projects for which, before being a business partner, we are also a fan.”
Interestingly enough, Lilith said almost the exact same thing in their official announcement. Not that I’m calling conspiracy theories or anything!
“After a long consideration between Team17 and ourselves, we have reached a mutual agreement to end our collaboration on publishing Allison Road under Team17’s Games label. Sometimes things pan out differently than expected as game development and publishing have so many layers of complexity…
“We’d like to especially thank everyone for their support through-out, it has and will always be appreciated.”