Digital Extremes is enjoying a massive amount of success right now with its free-to-play title Warframe, but it was previously hard at work on another game that just never saw the light of day. It was a hero shooter known as The Amazing Eternals, and it was never able to break free of the chains of the beta stage. We know now that the biggest reason why we never saw it progress that point was because of the disastrous reception that Boss Key Productions' LawBreakers endured.
“A lot of things were converging at the same time then and what we realized was that it was the right game at the wrong time,” VP of publishing Meridith Braun said in an interview with PCGamesN. “The competitive landscape at that time was pretty hefty. We just saw LawBreakers not do so great, and it was a fantastic game, so that was sad. That happened right when we were starting our closed beta for Amazing Eternals.”
Unfortunately, LawBreakers struggled to keep up a respectable enough player count for it to remain afloat, and while it released to a moderate amount of critical success, players overall tended to gravitate toward overwatch instead. Digital Extreme had announced the newest expansion for Warframe, Plains of Eidolon, around the time LawBreakers began experiencing its downfall, which thankfully helped bolster that game.
“We weren't seeing the traction we had hoped for in the closed beta, and weighing that against the success of Plains of Eidolon it just made good business sense to pour those resources back into Warframe," said Braun. And that basically explains why Warframe is the new hotness right now, and why we'll likely not see The Amazing Eternals again, if ever, for some time. It would be an interesting experiment, but with so much success with Warframe at the moment, it's best not to get your hopes up since Digital Extremes is already so darn busy.