A dead PS4 exclusive is being brought back from the grave. Some of the last generation's best games were PS4 exclusives, like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Bloodborne, Ghost of Tsushima, Marvel's Spider-Man, and The Last of Us Part 2. That said, not every PS4 exclusive was a critical and commercial success. Not only were there games like Wild, which just disappeared and were never released, but there were some games that completely flopped, like The Tomorrow Children, a free-to-play adventure game with online elements, which released in 2016, and then was shut down in 2017. We wouldn't fault you if you completely forgot The Tomorrow Children existed. That said, it's coming back. Today, its developer, Q-Games, announced that it has come to an agreement with Sony and has acquired the rights to the game. If this sounds peculiar, it's because it almost never happens.
Since it was shut down, the game hasn't been playable, which means it hasn't been playable for about four years, but this is set to change. According to Q-Games, work has begun "to rebuild The Tomorrow Children and bring it back to its loving fans." Right now, there's no word when exactly the game will return, if it will return free-to-play, if any changes are being made to the formula, and whether or not it will remain exclusive to PlayStation consoles.
"I'd like to thank first and foremost the fans of The Tomorrow Children, without whom, I would never have had the confidence to keep pursuing this deal," said Dylan Cuthbert, the director of the game, and CEO and Founder of Q-Games, in a blurb that accompanied the news. "Our fans are some of the most amazing gamers out there, and every day for the past four years they have kept the dream alive. I think the happiest thing about this decision is imagining the enjoyment those fans will feel as they re-enter the crazy post-apocalyptic neo-soviet world of The Tomorrow Children. Secondly I'd like to thank Sony Interactive Entertainment for also working with me to have the IP returned to Q-Games. It has taken a concerted effort by all of us to get to this ultimate step, and I'm full of gratitude to everyone involved in the process. I am now tweaking and re-working parts of the game every week, and I hope everyone follows along and gets involved in this process. We plan to make quite a few changes for the better, and give The Tomorrow Children the re-launch it deserves!
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