For længe, længe siden afslørede Sony Rime, et PlayStation 4-eksklusivt spil fra udvikleren Tequila Works. Der gik dog lang, lang tid uden nogen opdatering fra studiet omkring spillets tilstand, og for nylig trak Sony stikket, hentede deres dev kits og afsluttede samarbejdet med udvikleren, tilsyneladende fordi de ikke kunne ramme de aftalte deadlines.
Nu har José Herráez, der håndterer PR for Tequila Works dog udtalt til GamingBolt, at Rime faktisk ikke har været ude for nogen problemer overhovedet:
"Well, contrary to what is believed, we haven't had any development issues with the game. The only thing is that we took the IP rights from Sony Computer Entertainment back for the RIME franchise, because we felt that was a valuable property for Tequila Works to have. And then we secured a different publisher, which is Six Foot and Grey Box. They are from the United States, and that's the end of it, really. Some people imply that we would have some troubles with development, but that was never the case, the game is progressing perfectly, and we will offer more information, and show more gameplay, and we'll announce platform availability very early next year. So we are not far from hearing interesting news about RIME."
Ja, det er rigtigt at Tequila Works tilbagekøbte rettighederne til Rime, og nu er spillet ikke længere eksklusivt til PlayStation. Men intervieweren ønskede at Herráez uddybede splittet med Sony:
<i>"It's really not complicated. We decided that having the IP rights for one of our properties, and a game that was always conceived and planned, and dreamt of by Tequila Works, should remain in house. And that was why we reacquired the rights to the IP, and we came to this agreement with Sony, it was all on friendly terms. And of course, you know this industry has a lot of gossip and rumors, but really, that's it. It's not a complicated story."
Det lader altså til at de to parter splittes på god fod. Hvad tror du?
Har du glemt hvorfor mange er så interesserede i Rime, kan du se en trailer herunder.