Allison Road Was Canceled By 'Mutual Agreement' With Publisher Team17

by Mike Futter on Jun 20, 2016 at 04:17 AM

Right before E3, we got the unfortunate news that Lilith Studio's Allison Road, a horror game similar to Hideo Kojima's P.T., had been canceled. At the time, we were told to expect a full statement in a couple of days. That has finally emerged.

The developer says that it has moved on from the project after parting ways by "mutual agreement" with Worms developer and indie publisher Team17. The full statement follows:

Hi all,

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. 

Sometime 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!

We reached out to Team17 for its perspective. We'll update should we receive a response. 

The real horror is that games like this keep getting canceled. One day, players will get the bone-chilling frights they so richly deserve.

[Source: Allison Road on Facebook]


Our Take
Games are canceled all the time, but this one stings a bit more given its connection to the painfully abandoned Silent Hills. However, if Resident Evil VII lives up to the tonal teaser shown at E3, perhaps that kind of experience will finally make its way to gamers in final form.